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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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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