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What is the name of medicine which is suitable for chikungunya treatment.?

What is the name of medicine which is suitable for chikungunya treatment.?

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 ...Read more

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My brother got chikungunya. Doctors here says there is no specific medicine and treatment for it & they give pain killers. Pls suggest medicine/remedy?

My brother got chikungunya. Doctors here says there is no specific medicine and treatment for it & they give pain killers. Pls suggest medicine/remedy?

Supportive care only: Treatment of chikungunya infection consists of supportive care including anti-inflammatory agents that relieve symptoms in many patients and analgesic agents. No antiviral agents have been shown to be effective in human infection, although Ribavirin and interferon-alpha appear to have in vitro activity against virus replication. Chloroquine/steroids have been suggested as possible treatments.. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I have chikungunya my hand ang feet feels itchy and I can't sleep what medicine I will buy?

I have chikungunya my hand ang feet feels itchy and I can't sleep what medicine I will buy?

Specific treatment: No specific treatment exists, Chloroquine and NSAID s have been used as symptomatic treatment in the past. Your dr might consider regular sleeping agents to help you. Good news is, most of the symptoms should be gone soon, even when some may take a while to subside. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What is chikungunya?

What is chikungunya?

C hikungunya: A mosquito borne infection similar to dengue with fever and aches and low mortality. ...Read more

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What is chikungunya disease?

Chikungunya: 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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is chikungunya?

Agree and...: Like dengue it is carried by a day biting mosquito & has many same symptoms if a patient becomes ill: fever, shaking chills, rash, headache, nausea, muscle pain & extreme fatigue. Unlike dengue, severe joint pain can set in for much longer--up to a year and be debilitating. Unlike dengue, young recover quickly & middle age take up to 3 months to get well in some cases.
Arthritis can be disabling. ...Read more

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What things make chikungunya more likely?

What things make chikungunya more likely?

Mosquitos: This illness is caused by mosquito bites from infected insects. The mosq. Is usually fornd in tanzania and other parts of africa. It is rarely fateal and symptoms such as fever or joint pain are treated as they come. Prevention of mosq bites in infected areas such as bug spray is the best prevention. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What choices do I have for treating chikungunya?

What choices do I have for treating chikungunya?

Treat symptoms: This is a self limited illness. There are no antiviral medicines available at this time. The symptoms include high fever, headaches and muscle aches. These should respond to tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaids. R and r is always a mainstay of any treatment plan. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get chikungunya, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get chikungunya, or is it unusual?

Lots of people...: ...In southern asia and sub-saharan africa. In the rest of the world, it is unusual. ...Read more

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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/ ...Read more

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If chikungunya is contracted will it lead to immunity afterwards?

If chikungunya is contracted will it lead to immunity afterwards?

Yes, they say.: According to the WHO it does. I hope that the chikungunya virus agrees with them. Despite the so-called immunity, however, symptoms can last a very long time (they say it's from a chronic infection, so that would mean that the immunity is not complete). If you have it, I hope you get better real soon. ...Read more

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Are any special tests to see if I have chikungunya after my recent trip?

Are any special tests to see if I have chikungunya after my recent trip?

3 main lab tests: Virus isolation (the most definitive, but results may take 1-2 wks), recently reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction has been developed (results within 1-2 days), & ELISA serological tests requiring both an acute phase serum & convalescent phase serum 10-14 d after ds onset. Instructions for sending diagnostic specimens to cdc’s arbovirus diagnostic lab: —>see comment. ...Read more

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My grandmother has been diagnosed with chikungunya after returning from a trip from St. Thomas.?

Plenty of liquids: Take plenty of liquids Tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever and NSAIDs for the joint pain if not allergic. The joint paint could last couple of months. Good luck. ...Read more

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Just got diagnosed with chikungunya. What should I do? What diet should I follow? Didn't get admitted. How long does it take to go? What should I avoid??

Just got diagnosed with chikungunya. What should I do? What diet should I follow? Didn't get admitted. How long does it take to go? What should I avoid??

Variable: Chikungunya is a mosquito-transmitted virus causing fever, rash, & joint pain/swelling (& other symptoms). Symptoms typically last 7-10 days, but there can be lingering joint pain in some. Studies have been variable, 1 showed 96% recovered after 15 months, another showed some still had at 3 yrs. No special diet.Avoid mosquitos - for next 10 d wear DEET, stay in a net at night to avoid transmitting. ...Read more

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How to treat chikungunya?

Supportive care: There is no medicine to treat chikungunya virus infection or disease.
Decrease the symptoms:
Get plenty of rest
Drink fluids to prevent dehydration
Take medicines, such as ibuprofen, naproxen, acetaminophen, or paracetamol, to relieve fever and pain.
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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 > ...Read more

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I suspect there may be a relation between tsunami and chikungunya?

I suspect there may be a relation between tsunami and chikungunya?

You may be right.: "surge of outbreaks in the islands have occurred at the end of 2004 and beginning 2005, after the Tsunami of December 2004. This could be simply a coincidence or perhaps linked to environmental changes after the Tsunami. " See: http://www. Natureseychelles. Org/~naturese/component/content/38-news/commentary/136-climate-change-and-chikungunya? Itemid=63 ...Read more

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I have an au pair who will be returning from visiting 2 family members in Jamaica who have Chikungunya. Should she be quarantined and for how long?

Quarantine should: Not be needed. Chikungunya is primarily transmitted via Aedes aegypti & albopictus mosquitoes. It has also been transmitted to lab staff who handled infected patient blood. ...Read more

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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/ ...Read more

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What happens if pregnant women catches chikungunya?

What happens if pregnant women catches chikungunya?

Not different: The only information I could find suggests that there is no change in pregnancy outcomes. ...Read more

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I was detected with chikungunya. Started hcqs 200mg bd wid paracetamol. Is that right?

I was detected with chikungunya. Started hcqs 200mg bd wid paracetamol. Is that right?

Yes: Chloroquin is becomming popular despite definitive data but may help with arthitis and the paracetamol for fever. No salicylates are to be used. Rest, fluids and symptomatic care. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more