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What is chikungunya fever & what are its symptoms?

What is chikungunya fever & what are its symptoms?

Viral infection: Chikungunya is a virus that is primarily transmitted to humans via the bite of infected mosquitoes. There have been outbreaks in Asia, Africa, Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Europe & the Caribbean. As of 2014 there have been no outbreaks in the continental United States. Symptoms include fever, pain of multiple joints, muscle pain, nausea, vomiting, rash, headache & conjunctivitis. Serious complic

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What is chikungunya fever & what are its symptoms?

What is chikungunya fever & what are its symptoms?

Chikungunya: Chikungunya is a virus that is primarily transmitted to humans via the bite of infected mosquitoes. Symptoms include fever, pain of multiple joints, muscle pain, nausea, vomiting, rash, headache & conjunctivitis. Serious complications can sometimes occur. Death from Chikungunya is rare.

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What to do if there is bodyache after got rid of chikungunya fever? Which medicines or oil we should intake or any home remedies

What to do if there is bodyache after got rid of chikungunya fever? Which medicines or oil we should intake or any home remedies

Pain: Sometimes body pain may persist for many months. Try anti-inflammatories. Steroids can be considered and a specialist may prescribe other medications for persistent pain. Botanical oils are not as good as DEET or picaridin. Minimize mosquito exposure.

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Chikungunya fever, rash, muscle swell and bones itsGone bybfar of 3days, but I have a little lymph nude on groin that hurts, my mom deliever theSame, Help?

Chikungunya fever, rash, muscle swell and bones itsGone bybfar of 3days, but I have a little lymph nude on groin that hurts, my mom deliever theSame, Help?

Chikungunya fever: Most post disease symptoms seem to be related to joint pain or arthritis. The lymph node you have sounds small and may be normal. See your doctor for an exam and any follow up tests you should have.

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Have Chikungunya. Fever's broken, body aches as well 3 days in. My throat however burns slightly as if tender, hard to swallow. Thoughts? On Tylenol (acetaminophen).

Have Chikungunya. Fever's broken, body aches as well 3 days in. My throat however burns slightly as if tender, hard to swallow. Thoughts? On Tylenol (acetaminophen).

So sad: The symptoms that you describe are typical and usually last for about 2-12 days. Unfortunately for some the articular pain may last much longer. The only treatment is symptomatic such as Ibuprofen with food in your stomach per directions. Do not use aspirin.

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What is the first symptom of chikungunya usually? At what point does rash occur? I had dengue and fever was first, sudden.

What is the first symptom of chikungunya usually? At what point does rash occur? I had dengue and fever was first, sudden.

Chikungunya virus: Sudden onset of high fever then joint pain and then rash occurring 2-5 days after onset of symptoms. Eye symptoms and GI problems can occur. There is no specific treatment but supportive care. All the best and I hope this hasn't affected you.

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I think I have chikungunya"because I was ok, but in amoment a rash appeal, fever, muscles aches, bones artritis andhunger is gone, the same simtom of fam?

I think I have chikungunya"because I was ok, but in amoment a rash appeal, fever, muscles aches, bones artritis andhunger is gone, the same simtom of fam?

Travel history?: Chikungunya is a virus that is primarily transmitted to humans via the bite of infected mosquitoes. There have been outbreaks in Asia, Africa, Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Europe & the Caribbean. As of 2014 there have been no outbreaks in the continental United States. Symptoms include fever, pain of multiple joints, muscle pain, nausea, vomiting, rash, headache & conjunctivitis. Serious >

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I just had IV solumedrol (methylprednisolone) twice. Once in two days for chikungunya. What are the odds of me getting serious side effects??? They gave it with glucose..

I just had IV solumedrol (methylprednisolone) twice. Once in two days for chikungunya. What are the odds of me getting serious side effects??? They gave it with glucose..

Not likely: If you did not have any immediate side effects from the solumedrol (methylprednisolone) (like steroid psychosis), then your chances of having serious side effects are small after just two doses. Most of the serious side effects from steroids occur after long term use.

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Hi...How can I prevent prolonged joint pains and arthritis caused by chikungunya...?? how can its effects on joints be prevented?? Thanks a ton!

Hi...How can I prevent prolonged joint pains and arthritis caused by chikungunya...?? how can its effects on joints be prevented?? Thanks a ton!

See details: It cannot be prevented other than with effective mosquito control. It can be treated and either ribavirin or chloroquine may be helpful.

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Are the symptoms of chikungunya bad?

Are the symptoms of chikungunya bad?

YES: Chikungunya is caused by a togavirus virus that is transmitted by the aedes aegypti mosquito. It can cause a debilitating illness, most often characterized by fever, headache, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, muscle pain, rash, and joint pain.

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What is the solution for chikungunya disease?

What is the solution for chikungunya disease?

Prevention too!: Since there is no cure once getting this viral infection, it's best to prevent transmission by the mosquito. In zones where it already exists (endemic), eliminating stagnant water in your property helps. If you are going to an endemic area of the world, it is recommended that you use DEET with a minimum 35% as repellant, wear/use protective bed netting, and avoid the outdoors at dawn or dusk.

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What is the solution for chikungunya disease?

What is the solution for chikungunya disease?

Chikungunya: Treatment is largely symptomatic in nature. There is no vaccine to prevent it & no specific treatment for it. Rest, hydration and Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications are recommended. Skin discoloration may occur which can be treated w topical corticosteroids (use sunscreen). For itching (urticaria) an antihistamine may help. Topical antibiotics may be used on ulcers. Oral corticosteroids

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Can I breadtfeed my baby as I have chikungunya?

Can I breadtfeed my baby as I have chikungunya?

Breastfeeding: There are no studies in the literature that conclusively demonstrate significant danger to the baby with breastfeeding while ill with chikungunya. The significant benefits of breastfeeding most likely outweigh the risks.

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What is the definition or description of: chikungunya?

Viral infection: Check the cdc website below for more information. Http://www. Cdc. Gov/chikungunya/

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What are the early symptoms of Ebola vs. Chikungunya?

What are the early symptoms of Ebola vs. Chikungunya?

Ebola -Chickungunya: According to CDC, incubation period for Ebola is 2 to 21 days with average of 8 to 10 days. Early sx's: high fever, chills, sore throat, weakness, fatigue, malaise, headache, lack of appetite, low back pain & muscular /joint aching. According to the World Health Organization, possible sx's of Chikungunya include: fever, muscle & joint pain, headache, nausea, fatigue & rash. Although there can >

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What is the structure of the chikungunya virus?

What is the structure of the chikungunya virus?

Chikungunya Virus: See: article “Structural proteins of Chikungunya virus” at: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC254427/

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