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How to prevent from dengue fever?

How to prevent from dengue fever?

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 more

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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 to prevent fever?

How to prevent fever?

You can't : Unless you are taking antipyretics all day long you would not be able to accomplish such a task . Did you mean ask best way to reduce fever? Fever is a body response when it is being affected by a viral or bacterial illness. Your goal should be to reduce fever but not preventing it from happening . Fever may be the only initial symptom you get when getting sick . ...Read more

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What to do to prevent dengue fever?

What to do to prevent dengue fever?

Mosquito patrol: Keep roof gutters clean from debris. Don’t allow standing water – empty kiddy pools & change water in birdbaths regularly. Many outdoor items can be purchased that have been pre-treated with permethrin. Use bed netting when sleeping. Spray the walls of the home with insecticide. Wear long pants & long sleeved shirts from dusk to dawn. Use Permethrin spray on clothing and mosquito netting. ...Read more

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How to avoid dengue fever ?

How to avoid dengue fever ?

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 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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How does dengue fever leads to hepatomegaly?

Multiple factors: Clinical evidence of liver involvement in dengue infections includes the presence of hepatomegaly and increased serum liver enzymes. Dengue viral antigens have been found within hepatocytes, and the virus appears to be able to replicate in both hepatocytes and kupffer cells, and dysregulated host immune responses may play an important causative role in liver damage. ...Read more

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How to cure dengue fever what medicine should take?

How to cure dengue fever what medicine should take?

There is no cure: Treatment is generally symptomatic but one can get very ill and end-up in the hospital ...Read more

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How to cure dengue?

Dengue treatment : There is no cure for dengue- only what we call supportive treatment. That means, if necessary, the patient can be placed in the hospital and given IV fluids, pain medications and continuous monitoring until they get better. Good to avoid mosquito bites - esp now that it's rainy season there. ...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

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How does dengue hemorrhagic fever lead to muscle pain?

How does dengue hemorrhagic fever lead to muscle pain?

Good question: I don't think the exact mechanism is known, but the body's immune response to the virus is responsible for most of the symptoms, . Including the "bone-breaking" pain. In the hemorrhagic fever form, the prior exposure has already created antibodies against the virus and their levels are higher, leading to the bleeding complications. ...Read more

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What can people do to help fight dengue fever?

Prevention, Abx: 1. Prevention - keep away from mosquitoes - cover up arms, legs, neck; use mosquito netting, use mosquito repellent 2. Treatment - if develop dengue, drink lots of filtered water and see a doctor for antibiotics. Then prevent any more mosquito bites. ...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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Malaria fever how can we treat?

Malaria fever how can we treat?

Malaria: If you have malaria you need to be seen by an infectious disease expert. Go now, do not wait. This can be a life-threatening disease. ...Read more

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How to avoid viral fever?

How to avoid viral fever?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): If a viral infection is causing fever you can not avoid it but you can treat it with some tylenol, (acetaminophen) a lot of fluids and rest. Fever is a normal physiologic reaction of our body to infection. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how malaria and dengue spreads?

Can you tell me how malaria and dengue spreads?

Mosquitos: However, different mosquitos tend to carry the different diseases. The malaria mosquitos are rural and come out at dusk and dawn. Dengue mosquitos are more urban and active during the day. Always use anti mosquito measures when in endemic areas. ...Read more

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How to get ridoff high fever ?

How to get ridoff high fever ?

Well: First you need to find the cause of the fever. This is what needs to be treated. See a doctor to help you ...Read more

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How to know that your surffing from typhoid fever ?

How to know that your surffing from typhoid fever ?

Typhoid: Persons with typhoid fever usually have a sustained fever as high as 103° to 104° F (39° to 40° C). They may also feel weak, or have stomach pains, headache, or loss of appetite. In some cases, patients have a rash of flat, rose-colored spots. The only way to know for sure if an illness is typhoid fever is to have samples of stool or blood tested for the presence of Salmonella Typhi. ...Read more

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How dengue can b cured. Is it life threatening. Hw to prevent dengue?

How dengue can b cured.  Is it life threatening. Hw to prevent dengue?

Dengue: Dengue fever virus spread through mosquito bite. It has a clinical spectrum from mild "flu like illness", to 'dengue shock syndrome', which is a life threatening condition. There is no specific treatment except to treat according to the patient's symptoms. ...Read more

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How do you prevent catching the Zika virus?

How do you prevent catching the Zika virus?

Avoid certain areas: Most importantly, avoid travel to areas designated by the CDC as high risk. You can find an updated list on the CDC website. If travel to one of these areas cannot be avoided, make sure to apply insect repellant frequently and to wear long sleeves and pants. Make sure all windows and doors have screens if they are to remain open. Get rid of standing water as this is where mosquitos breed. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

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