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Dengue Fever Rash
After dengue fever, psoriasis-like, leathery rash appears on skin where previous rash was. How to treat? Normal occurrence? Not itchy but unsightly!
Please speak with: Your physician about use of antihistamines to help reduce itching. Take care. ...Read more
Hi - my female partner had recurring dengue fever like symptoms (aching joints/muscles mostly), but without the rash, and has tested negative for both?
Well not dengue: Your friend should go to doctor for exam. Then she can get a diagnosis and be able to treat those symptoms properly ...Read more
Been to an endemic: area? Many people who are infected wi Dengue have mild sx's or no sx's. However more significant cases may have sxs such as headache, severe bone/joint pain (hence term Breakbone Fever), high fevers (up to 106 F), pain behind eyes, muscle pain, rash, nausea, vomiting & bleeding from gums. Some people go on to have more severe symptoms wi severe abdominal pain, bleeding under skin & from > ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Viral Illness: The aedes aegypti & aedes albopictus mosquitoes are both vectors for dengue fever. Denque fever is a viral illness. According to the world health organization the aedes aegypti feeds during the daytime & the females can on multiple humans during one feeding period. Who states dengue fever can present with high fevers (i.e. 104 f) accompanied by muscle / joint pain, severe headches, pain behind. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not curable: Treatment for Dengue Fever is largely supportive. Oral hydration can be used for milder cases.Tylenol (acetaminophen) may be used. Aspirin & other NSAID's should be avoided. With more sever cases, fluids, electrolytes & blood pressure should be monitored. Hydration is maintained with intravenous fluids. Blood transfusion in an ICU setting may be needed for more serious cases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dengue Fever: You can avoid travel to areas where Dengue is endemic. Protect against mosquitoes wi permethrin applied to long pants, long sleeved shirts, shoes / socks & 10% DEET for skin. When in endemic areas avoid being out at dusk or dawn. Ensure that building has good screens on window & use bed netting. Remove sources of standing water near the house. As of this writing 6 vaccines are in development ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoid Mosquitos: If you are traveling to an area where dengue is endemic, be sure to wear appropriate clothing during the day (that's when this type of mosquito is active) and a repellant. I don't know where you live or if you're traveling, but it's a broad question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No specific "cure": Many people who are infected wi Dengue have mild sx's or no sx's. Treatment for Dengue Fever is largely supportive. Oral hydration can be used for milder cases.Tylenol (acetaminophen) may be used. Aspirin & other NSAID's should be avoided. With more severe cases, fluids, electrolytes & blood pressure should be monitored. Hydration is maintained with intravenous fluids. Blood transfusion in an ICU setting may ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prevent mosquito bit: Dengue fever is spread by a mosquio which bites during the day. This mosquito lives in towns, backyards, cities etc -- everywhere you will be. Prevent bits by wearig protective clothing and wearing effective insect repellents such as 30% deet or 20% picardin. A vaccine is in development. Hopefully this will be available soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fever+head+limb pain: Denue fever is increasing world-wide. It is caused by a virus and spread by mosquitoes. Some suffer headache, fever, and extreme body pain (as if your bones are broken). Sometimes the infection can go on to internal bleeding. Treat the symptoms with acetaminophen, rest, and plenty of fluids. A vaccine is in research trials, so for now preventing daytime mosquito bites is only way to prevent it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer