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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

Dr. Harinder Gill
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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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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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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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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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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

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Is there a relapse after dengue fever?

Dengue Fever: It is possible if you did not complete therapy or if therapy was not long enough. Follow up with your infectious disease doctor for re-evaluation. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is dengue fever?

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 more

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How can I get more info on dengue fever?

How can I get more info on dengue fever?

Google: You can google it. The cdc website (www. Cdc. Gov) and wikipedia are good sources of information. ...Read more

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How do I protect myself from dengue fever?

How do I protect myself from dengue fever?

Avoidance measures: Keep covered up with clothing. Use mosquito repellant and sleep under netting. If possible avoid travel during times of high mosquito activity. Treat fever with tylenol (acetaminophen) and get lots of fluids otherwise there is no specific treatment. ...Read more

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Are dairy produts safe during dengue fever.?

Are dairy produts safe during dengue fever.?

Dairy and dengue: There's no contraindication to dairy that I know of. But main people have nausea and diarrhea, and dairy might not be the best to make them feel better. Focus is on clear oral fluids, or IV fluids, and careful lookout for hemorrhagic fever. ...Read more

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What can people do to help fight dengue fever?

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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Is it possible to have a dengue fever relapse?

Dengue Fever: Sure, but you need to see your infectious disease doctor for testing to confirm or refute. ...Read more

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I want to know what's the effect of dengue fever?

I want to know what's the effect of dengue fever?

Agree wi Dr. Pappas: 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 mouth & nose. > ...Read more

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How does dengue fever affect the internal organs?

How does dengue fever affect the internal organs?

Dengue fever: Dengue may impact GI, renal and lung function in severe cases. Ignificant 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 severe symptoms wi severe abdominal pain, bleeding under skin & from mouth & nose. Other complications > ...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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Are there any cases of domestic (u.S.) dengue fever?

Are there any cases of domestic (u.S.) dengue fever?

Yes: It occurs occasionally in the U.S. - especially south florida and puerto rico. You can follow current surveillance about dengue from the cdc. Http://www. Cdc. Gov/dengue/. ...Read more

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I'm curious. What symptoms go along with dengue fever?

I'm curious. What symptoms go along with dengue fever?

Break Bone Fever: Dengue fever begins with a sudden high fever, often as high as 104 - 105 degrees fahrenheit, 4 to 7 days after the infection.
A flat, red rash may appear over most of the body 2 - 5 days after the fever starts. A second rash, which looks like the measles, appears later in the disease. Infected people may have increased skin sensitivity and are very uncomfortable. ...Read more

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Can you explain what are the symptoms of dengue fever?

Can you explain what are the symptoms of dengue fever?

Uncomplicated: Symptoms of dengue can include a high fever; joint, muscle or bony pain; severe headache ;/or eye pain; drowsiness, fatigue, agitation, rash ; signs of bleeding like bruising easily, bloody nose or gums, or red petechiae on skin. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: dengue fever?

Agree and:: 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 are therefore world travelers. ...Read more

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How much time take for curing simple mild dengue fever?

How much time take for curing simple mild dengue fever?

Symptom resolution: 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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Is it advisable consume rosuastatin during dengue fever?

Is it advisable consume rosuastatin during dengue fever?

Any muscle aches: Are you having muscle aches? If so, I might have you stop the Rosuvastatin until they are gone. Either way, if you're having any severe symptoms, then holding the Rosuvastatin would be okay. ...Read more

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Can there be dengue fever in the united states. En sumer?

Dengue fever.: Historically dengue fever has been quite rare in the us. But cases have recently been cropping up in places like the florida keys and the gulf coast areas. It is thought that global warming has contributed to this. ...Read more

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What's the chance of getting dengue fever after the bite?

Dengue Presentation: Dengue presents clinically in less than 20% of cases. The challenge is if you do not show an active disease process and at some point in the future you are bit again, there is a high risk for developing dengue hemorrhagic fever which can be fatal. Lab test are available to determine your exposure to dengue ...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 are the symptoms of dengue fever? How to tell if I have it?

Fever & pains: Dengue fever is characterized by fever, headache behind the eyes, and severe muscle aches. Some go on to severe internal oozing. The only way you can be sure you have it is a blood test. There is no specifc treatment for dengue: use acetaminophen, plenty of fluids & rest. If you are very ill see you doctor to make sure the symptoms are not caused by something else. ...Read more

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Who is most affected by dengue fever (sex, ethnicity, age, etc)?

Who is most affected by dengue fever (sex, ethnicity, age, etc)?

Location is issue.: Dengue is most common in tropical & sub-tropical areas of Africa, South-east Asia, the Western Pacific, Eastern Mediterranean & the Americas. See: http://www. Cdc. Gov/dengue/epidemiology/ ...Read more

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What is the purpose of administering d5 0.3% nacl with dengue fever?

What is the purpose of administering d5 0.3% nacl with dengue fever?

Rehydration: 5% Dextrose and 0.3% Sodium Chloride Inj is used to provide hydration, carbohydrates & electrolytes.


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Hello, I was diagnosed with dengue fever but feel fine. Is this normal?

Can happen: Although milder disease occurs more often in children and teenagers, the disease can be mild if this is presumptively your first infection. However, like any other illness a milder form dengue disease in adults can happen; unless, you have doubts about the diagnosis and have potentially an alternative condition.
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What to do if I was dengue fever twice and will I get it the third time?

What to do if I was dengue fever twice and will I get it the third time?

Possible: Dengue fever can recur because there are different strains of the flavivirus out there. In fact, these recurrences are often associated with a higher risk of complications such as dengue hemorrhagic shock syndrome. Protection from mosquito bite will minimize the chance of recurrence. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, is there dengue fever in the united states in the summer?

Dengue Fever: Most cases in the continental states are related to world travel and immigration. According to the centers for disease control and prevention, U.S. Citizens are impacted in endemic areas including puerto rico, guam, samoa and us. Virgin islands. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

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