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What is the treatment for breakbone fever that is best and has fewest side effects?

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Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Travel Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Supportive care

There is still no effective "treatment" for "breakbone", or dengue fever.
Dengue is a viral infection, spread by mosquito, which can cause severe muscle and bone pain (hence the name), and rarely vascular leakage and bleeding. In that case treatment includes lifesaving IV fluids and blood transfusion. Dengue is anothger reason to know about insect precautions when traveling to the tropics!

In brief: Supportive care

There is still no effective "treatment" for "breakbone", or dengue fever.
Dengue is a viral infection, spread by mosquito, which can cause severe muscle and bone pain (hence the name), and rarely vascular leakage and bleeding. In that case treatment includes lifesaving IV fluids and blood transfusion. Dengue is anothger reason to know about insect precautions when traveling to the tropics!
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees

In brief: None

There is no specific treatment for dengue fever.
This virus transmitted disease must be treated symptomatically, with relief of the inflammation which causes the symptoms. Close attention to the potential for complications is important, but most people recover uneventfully. Some may have prolonged periods of intense malaise and profound fatigue.

In brief: None

There is no specific treatment for dengue fever.
This virus transmitted disease must be treated symptomatically, with relief of the inflammation which causes the symptoms. Close attention to the potential for complications is important, but most people recover uneventfully. Some may have prolonged periods of intense malaise and profound fatigue.
Dr. Martin Raff
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