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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

Dr. Ira Friedlander
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Dengue Fever (Definition)

Also known as breakbone fever, it 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, ...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

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What does getting dengue fever mean in the long run?

What does getting dengue fever mean in the long run?

Worse next time: There are 4 serotypes (varieties) of dengue virus. Most people recover uneventfully. Rarely, some have internal oozing which can be very serious. Oddly enough, if you have been infected with one variety in the past, you are more likely to have a severe reaction to another dengue serotype infection in the future. Prevention is essential: wear insect repellent during the day. ...Read more

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May I know after having dengue fever how long until I can donate blood to the others?

May I know after having dengue fever how long until I can donate blood to the others?

American Red Cross: Recommends deferring blood donations for 6 months if you have had Dengue Fever. “In most countries, donors who have been infected with dengue virus are deferred for periods of up to 6 months or even longer if they have received blood transfusions.” REF: https://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC2713854/
REF: http://www. Americanredcrossblood. Org/faq. Html ...Read more

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How long does your hair fall out after dengue fever?

How long does your hair fall out after dengue fever?

3 months: After any illness pregnancy or significant weight loss you may notice hair loss in about 3 months. This will grow back. This is called telogen effluvium. ...Read more

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Hi. I'm a G6PD patient. And last 2 days ive been suspected with dengue fever. Now my whole body are felt itchy. Is that confirm dengue?

Itching?: Itching can happen with or without dengue, so itching does not confirm nor deny dengue. Dengue testing is of 2 types: antibody testing or PCR testing. Antibody testing looks for one's immune system's response to the virus (one's body makes antibodies against the virus). PCR testing looks for actual pieces of virus material, such as the RNA genetic material in the virus. ...Read more

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I had dengue fever last month and got it cured. But I'm having my period for the last 1 month ever since the dengue fever. Is this normal?

I had dengue fever last month and got it cured. But I'm having my period for the last 1 month ever since the dengue fever. Is this normal?

Can happen: Dengue fever can cause abnormalities in bleeding. Once the dengue fever is treated, any abnormal bleeding should go away by 3-4 months. If the bleeding is heavy or continues past 4 months, seek care. ...Read more

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Can dengue fever last for more than a month? Also can it affect one's nail beds causing pain and discolouration? When pressed, the tips are yellow.

Dengue Fever: Symptoms such as headache, fever, exhaustion, severe joint and muscle pain, swollen glands (lymphadenopathy), and rash. The presence (the "dengue triad") of fever, rash, and headache (and other pains) is particularly characteristic of dengue fever. Petechiae, bleeding in the nose or gums, black stools, or easy bruising are all possible signs of hemorrhage.The typical bout with dengue lasts a week. ...Read more

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I had dengue fever on the 3rd until 10th July & I was treated in a hospital and I recovered. My last cycle was on 26th June. I'm 8 days late. Neg HPT.

I had dengue fever on the 3rd until 10th July & I was treated in a hospital and I recovered. My last cycle was on 26th June. I'm 8 days late. Neg HPT.

Late cycle: You may not have ovulated this month. However, I would recheck a pregnancy test in a few days to be safe as some tests pick up at a level of 15 and others 25. ...Read more

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Does dengue fever causes harmonical imbalance results in anxiety, fear, mood swings? If yes how long it will be lost n how it can be cured?

Does dengue fever causes harmonical imbalance results in anxiety, fear, mood swings? If yes how long it will be lost n how it can be cured?

Imbalance: Dengue fever can lead to drowsiness, fatigue, irritability & restlessness. Although acute symptoms of uncomplicated dengue fever usually only lasts a few days, in more complex cases it may take a number of weeks for symptoms to resolve completely. ...Read more

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20 days back I suffered from dengue fever, now I can't walk I am getting cramps in leg muscles and short breathless. How long it ll take me to recover?

20 days back I suffered from dengue fever, now I can't walk I am getting cramps in leg muscles and short breathless. How long it ll take me to recover?

Variable: Symptoms related to dengue virus infection can last 6 months or longer, although this is unusual. You should, however, go back and be seen by your doctor to be certain that there is not something else going on, possibly unrelated to the dengue infection. ...Read more

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Do I have dengue fever?

Do I have dengue fever?

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 more

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What spreads dengue fever?

What spreads dengue fever?

Mosquitos: Primarily the tropical species, especially aedes aegypti. ...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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Early symptoms of dengue fever?

Early symptoms of dengue fever?

Dengue Fever: Many people who are infected w/ 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. ...Read more

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How can you catch dengue fever?

How can you catch dengue fever?

Mosquito bite: Bite of an infected mosquito in places where dengue is endemic. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of dengue fever?

What are symptoms of dengue fever?

Fever/pain/bleeding: Symptoms of dengue can include a high fever; joint, muscle or boney pain; severe headache &/or eye pain; rash and signs of bleeding like bruising easily, bloody nose or gums, or red petechiae on skin. ...Read more

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Can dengue fever affect your cycle?

Can dengue fever affect your cycle?

If you have severe: Dengue fever - it would be more likely, then with a mild case. ...Read more

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What are the causes of dengue fever?

One cause: It is caused by a virus transmitted by mosquitoes. In this part of the world, it is more prevalent in the south and caribbean. ...Read more

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How can I diagnose the dengue fever?

How can I diagnose the dengue fever?

Dengue diagnosis: Most infections with dengue are mild and pass mostly unnoticed. More severe symptoms can include sudden fever, headache, typically right behind the eyes, a characteristic severe deep ache in the muscles and bones, for which dengue is also known as "break bone fever" and sometimes rashes and bleeding. There is an antibody blood test that establishes the diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more