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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.

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

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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 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?

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

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

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

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Do people with dengue fever have a lot of pain?

Do people with dengue fever have a lot of pain?

Yes, lots of pain: Dengue fever's nickname is 'break bone fever' because every part of your body hurts so much it feels as if your bones are broken. People with dengue have flu-like symptoms including fever, headaches, and muscle aches. Rarely it progresses to severe dengue. It is a viral infection spread by mosquitos which bite during the day and prefer to live in towns & cities. Wear 30% deet to prevent it. Read more

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Rashes from dengue fever is itching, what can I do?

Please speak with: Your physician about use of antihistamines to help reduce itching. Take care. Read more

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Are there safe alternative therapies for dengue fever?

Are there safe alternative therapies for dengue fever?

Nothing proven: Evidence-based medicine has no specific therapy for dengue beyond rehydration, pain management, and transfusions as required. Water and blood may be the most natural of all treatments. A complementary practitioner familiar with dealing generally with muscle pain and distress might be very helpful. Read more

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My palms are itching and feel tension after dengue fever. Can it happen??

My palms are itching and feel tension after dengue fever. Can it happen??

Possibly: Did you have a rash involving your hands with the Dengue? Did you repeatedly wash your hands or use hand sanitizers? Those can be drying to the skin. Read more

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I am not sure about the cause of hepatomegaly in dengue fever, I would like you describe more, please! Thank too much?

I am not sure about the cause of hepatomegaly in dengue fever, I would like you describe more, please! Thank too much?

Hepatomegaly: Hepatic dysfunction is a well recognized feature of dengue infections, often demonstrated by hepatomegaly and mild-to-moderate increases in transaminase levels although jaundice and acute liver failure are generally uncommon. Debate continues as to whether dengue associated hepatic dysfunction indicates a direct viral effect, arises secondary to an aggressive host immune response to the virus, or reflects a complex interaction of these two mechanisms. Read more

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What is the best way to increase blood platelets in dengue fever?

What is the best way to increase blood platelets in dengue fever?

Platelet transfusion: There is no known medication to counteract the Dengue virus, so the treatments are aimed at the symptoms and signs. Medications are not available to raise platelet count. Should the count fall low enough that bleeding is a risk, platelet transfusion is the only option to address the problem. Read more

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I need to know if there is a vaccine for prevention of dengue fever?

I need to know if there is a vaccine for prevention of dengue fever?

Research: There are no currently available vaccines against dengue. See

http://www. Cdc. Gov/dengue/prevention/index. Html

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I am having dengue fever and my platelet count in 124k and WBC count is 2.5K. What measures and medicines should I take?

I am having dengue fever and my platelet count in 124k and WBC count is 2.5K. What measures and medicines should I take?

Medicines: You should (MUST) talk to your doctor about this in order to be sure that your medicines are OK! .
Please discuss with your doctor! 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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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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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?

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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