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What does getting dengue fever mean in the long run?

What does getting dengue fever mean in the long run?

Worse next time: There are 4 serotypes (varieties) of dengue virus. Most people recover uneventfully. Rarely, some have internal oozing which can be very serious. Oddly enough, if you have been infected with one variety in the past, you are more likely to have a severe reaction to another dengue serotype infection in the future. Prevention is essential: wear insect repellent during the day. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Dengue Fever (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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After a week of dengue fever im still experiencing a headache and get light headed occasionally, is this normal?How long should I expect it to last?

After a week of dengue fever im still experiencing a headache and get light headed occasionally, is this normal?How long should I expect it to last?

It depends: As you know, dengue has three distinct phases - febrile, critical and recovery phases. It would be important to know where you are in the progression of this disease. Of course, not everyone has the same symptom complex at every phase of dengue. I do not find it alarming that you are still experiencing headache and light headedness one week out. However, you will want to consult with your doc. ...Read more

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After 2 weeks of dengue fever im still experiencing a headache and get light headed occasionally, is this normal?How long should I expect it to last?

After 2 weeks of dengue fever im still experiencing a headache and get light headed occasionally, is this normal?How long should I expect it to last?

Typically 7 days: Typically the initial episode of dengue lasts 7 days. Acetaminophen can help. If you have symptoms beyond 7 days you should contact your doctor again. Worrisome signs (abdominal pain, red spots, bleedig, breathing problems or cold /clammy etc) can develop a day or two after the fever breaks. Immediately go to an emergency room for evaluation of worsening symptoms after the fever breaks. ...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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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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If someone is infected with dengue fever, how long does the fever last?

If someone is infected with dengue fever, how long does the fever last?

Per CDC-: Per: http://www.cdc.gov/dengue/faqfacts/index.html : “Dengue hemorrhagic fever is characterized by a fever that lasts from 2 to 7 days.” ...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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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

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more