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Doctor insights on: Screening For Chikungunya Fever

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Screening (Definition)

Examples are: colonoscopy for colon polyp or cancer; mammograms for breast lesions or cancer; psa a blood test that could indicate enlargement of cancerous prostate tissue; blood sugar or hemoglobin a!c for diabetes. Many think that scanning the whole body will pick up a cancer--in all likelihood, it will not. There also is no good blood test, yet, ...Read more


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What is chikungunya fever & what are its symptoms?

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

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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
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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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Chikungunya fever,rash,muscle swell and bones itsGone bybfar of 3days,but i have a little lymph nude on groin that hurts,my mom deliever theSame,Help?

Chikungunya fever,rash,muscle swell and bones itsGone bybfar of 3days,but i have a little lymph nude on groin that hurts,my mom deliever theSame,Help?

Chikungunya fever: Most post disease symptoms seem to be related to joint pain or arthritis. The lymph node you have sounds small and may be normal. See your doctor for an exam and any follow up tests you should have. ...Read more

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Have Chikungunya. Fever's broken, body aches as well 3 days in. My throat however burns slightly as if tender, hard to swallow. Thoughts? On Tylenol (acetaminophen).

Have Chikungunya. Fever's broken, body aches as well 3 days in. My throat however burns slightly as if tender,  hard to swallow. Thoughts? On Tylenol (acetaminophen).

So sad: The symptoms that you describe are typical and usually last for about 2-12 days. unfortunately for some the articular pain may last much longer. The only treatment is symptomatic such as Ibuprofen with food in your stomach per directions. Do not use aspirin. ...Read more

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What is the first symptom of chikungunya usually? At what point does rash occur? I had dengue and fever was first, sudden.

What is the first symptom of chikungunya usually? At what point does rash occur? I had dengue and fever was first, sudden.

Chikungunya virus: Sudden onset of high fever then joint pain and then rash occurring 2-5 days after onset of symptoms. Eye symptoms and GI problems can occur. There is no specific treatment but supportive care. All the best and I hope this hasn't affected you. ...Read more

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I think i have chikungunya"because i was ok ,but in amoment a rash appeal,fever,muscles aches,bones artritis andhunger is gone,the same simtom of fam?

I think i have chikungunya"because i was ok ,but in amoment a rash appeal,fever,muscles aches,bones artritis andhunger is gone,the same simtom of fam?

Travel history?: 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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Fatigue, malaise, weight loss, low grade fever. ASO screen >400. On oral amoxicillin, 10 days. No better. What needs to be checked next? What tests?

Fatigue, malaise, weight loss, low grade fever. ASO screen >400. On oral amoxicillin, 10 days. No better. What needs to be checked next? What tests?

Strep test: Did you have earlier ASO titer which then documented rise of ASO? If you truly had strep infection which was not sensitive to Amoxil (amoxicillin) there are plenty of others available. Your doc should speak to the ID maven at your local hospital and ask for advise on treatment in your particular zone. ...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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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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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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Cannot sleep. My child has chikungunya. What is that?

Cannot sleep. My child has chikungunya. What is that?

A viral illness...: ...Spread by mosquitos. Most common symptoms are fever, joint pain, and general malaise. Since it is a virus there is no definitive treatment other than bedrest. Some doctors advise tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen for the fever, while others say it has no effect. Children typically recover within one to two weeks. ...Read more

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What type of pathogen causes the chikungunya virus?

What type of pathogen causes the chikungunya virus?

RNA virus: Chikungunya belongs to family Togaviridae & genus Alphavirus. It is an RNA virus. ...Read more

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Will I get dizzy spells after 3-4 days of having chikungunya virus?

Not necessarily: You may though. You need to start hydrated. And make sure a healthcare provider is monitoring you. ...Read more

Chikungunya (Definition)

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Fever (Definition)

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