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How long does dengue fever last?

How long does dengue fever last?

2-7 days: Dengue fever is increasing and is a common cause for fever in travelers returning from the tropics or subtropics. Symptoms develop 3-14 days after mosquito bite. Other symptoms include headache, pain behind eyes, muscle aches, joint pain, rash, and nausea. About 1% progress on to the more worrisome dengue hemorrhagic fever (dhf). If you suspect df see your doctor and avoid use of ibuprofen. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Dengue Fever (Definition)

Definition of the word may have come from swahili "ka-dinga pepo", meaning cramp-like seizure caused by an evil spirit. Dengue or breakbone fever is a viral, flu like illness spread by a day biting mosquito. Many have no symptoms but, if stricken, those ill have high fever, headache, shaking chills, & rash. Repeat illness dangerous. 50% of world population at risk as ...Read more


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How is dengue fever treated?

How is dengue fever treated?

Dengue treatment: Most cases of dengue fever are mild and require no specific treatment. More severe cases may be treated with fluids and pain relievers as dengue can cause dehydration and significant pain, hence the name 'breakbone fever'. The most worrisome form of dengue, 'dengue haemorrhagic fever' may require blood or blood component transfusion. ...Read more

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How long does dengue fever last?

2-7 days: Dengue fever is increasing and is a common cause for fever in travelers returning from the tropics or subtropics. Symptoms develop 3-14 days after mosquito bite. Other symptoms include headache, pain behind eyes, muscle aches, joint pain, rash, and nausea. About 1% progress on to the more worrisome dengue hemorrhagic fever (dhf). If you suspect df see your doctor and avoid use of ibuprofen. ...Read more

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How long does a dengue fever last?

How long does a dengue fever last?

Duration: Most often dengue acute sx last 7 to10 days. Usually there is full recovery within a month. If you had dengue hemorrhagic fever or dengue shock syndrome recovery can be longer depending on complications. ...Read more

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If someone is infected with dengue fever, how long does the fever last?

If someone is infected with dengue fever, how long does the fever last?

Per CDC-: Per: http://www.cdc.gov/dengue/faqfacts/index.html : “Dengue hemorrhagic fever is characterized by a fever that lasts from 2 to 7 days.” ...Read more

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After a week of dengue fever im still experiencing a headache and get light headed occasionally, is this normal?How long should I expect it to last?

It depends: As you know, dengue has three distinct phases - febrile, critical and recovery phases. It would be important to know where you are in the progression of this disease. Of course, not everyone has the same symptom complex at every phase of dengue. I do not find it alarming that you are still experiencing headache and light headedness one week out. However, you will want to consult with your doc. ...Read more

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After 2 weeks of dengue fever im still experiencing a headache and get light headed occasionally, is this normal?How long should I expect it to last?

After 2 weeks of dengue fever im still experiencing a headache and get light headed occasionally, is this normal?How long should I expect it to last?

Typically 7 days: Typically the initial episode of dengue lasts 7 days. Acetaminophen can help. If you have symptoms beyond 7 days you should contact your doctor again. Worrisome signs (abdominal pain, red spots, bleedig, breathing problems or cold /clammy etc) can develop a day or two after the fever breaks. Immediately go to an emergency room for evaluation of worsening symptoms after the fever breaks. ...Read more

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I feel dizzy and tired everyday ever since i have dengue fever one month ago. I hate to deal with dizziness everyday. How long will it last?

I feel dizzy and tired everyday ever since i have dengue fever one month ago. I hate to deal with dizziness everyday. How long will it last?

Are you dehydrated?: If you are dehydrated from your condition that may be the cause of your dizziness. You can try to gauge how hydrated you are with the color of your urine. The darker it is, the more dehydrated you are. Hope that helps and feel better soon. ...Read more

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How long can it take for dengue fever to pass?

How long can it take for dengue fever to pass?

Two weeks: Fever and most major symptoms of uncomplicated (i.e. Non-hemorrhagic) dengue will usually resolved within two weeks of onset of illness. Fatigue may persist for some days or weeks afterwards as the body recuperates from the infection. ...Read more

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How long does it take the symptoms of dengue fever to show up?

How long does it take the symptoms of dengue fever to show up?

Dengue Fever: Symptoms typically develop between 4 and 7 days after the bite of an infected mosquito, although the incubation period may range from 3 to 14 days. Dengue can essentially be excluded as the cause of symptoms in a traveler developing an illness more than 14 days after returning from a dengue-endemic country. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more