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.
Depends on type. 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.

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How long does a dengue fever last?

A week. Dengue fever typically lasts from 5-7 days if there are no complications. Treatment is generally supportive. Read more...
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...

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 more...
Can happen. 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...

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...
Depends on Type. 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...

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...