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Dengue – know your treatment options

Dengue is a viral infection caused by the dengue virus (DENV), transmitted to humans through the bite of infected mosquitoes. About half of the world's population is now at risk of dengue with an estimated 100–400 million infections occurring each year.

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Dengue – know your treatment options

Dengue is a viral infection caused by the dengue virus (DENV), transmitted to humans through the bite of infected mosquitoes. About half of the world's population is now at risk of dengue with an estimated 100–400 million infections occurring each year.

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Condition

first condition

What is Dengue?

Dengue (break-bone fever) is a viral infection that spreads from mosquitoes to people. It is more common in tropical and subtropical climates. The infestation of these disease occurring agents is commonly found near open drains, stagnant water bodies, marshy lands, and human-inhabited locations.view more

How to Diagnose? When to consult a doctor?

Complete blood work is generally required to diagnose Dengue. In this, the physician looks for the NS1 antigen, Immunoglobulin M, Immunoglobulin G, and they might also conduct the Dengue RNA PCR test to diagnose the nature of the occurrence and its severity. Warning signs include severe stomach pain, vomiting, difficulty breathing, or blood in your nose, gums, vomit or stools. If you've been traveling recently and develop a fever and mild symptoms of dengue fever, visit a physician.

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Condition

Condition one

What is Dengue?

Dengue (break-bone fever) is a viral infection that spreads from mosquitoes to people. It is more common in tropical and subtropical climates. The infestation of these disease occurring agents is commonly found near open drains, stagnant water bodies, marshy lands, and human-inhabited locations.

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Condition two

How to Diagnose? When to consult a doctor?

Complete blood work is generally required to diagnose Dengue. In this, the physician looks for the NS1 antigen, Immunoglobulin M, Immunoglobulin G, and they might also conduct the Dengue RNA PCR test to diagnose the nature of the occurrence and its severity. Warning signs include severe stomach pain, vomiting, difficulty breathing, or blood in your nose, gums, vomit or stools. If you've been traveling recently and develop a fever and mild symptoms of dengue fever, visit a physician.

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Causes

  • Dengue fever is caused by one of four dengue viruses and is spread by Aedes mosquitoes,.

Symptoms

  • high fever (40°C/104°F)
  • severe headache & pain behind the eyes
  • muscle and joint pains
  • nausea & vomiting

Causes

  • Dengue fever is caused by one of four dengue viruses and is spread by Aedes mosquitoes,.

Symptoms

  • high fever (40°C/104°F)
  • severe headache & pain behind the eyes
  • muscle and joint pains
  • nausea & vomiting

Management and Treatment of the condition and complications if left untreated

There’s no medicine that treats dengue fever. Managing the symptoms is the only way to treat dengue fever. Follow the healthcare provider’s recommendations, which may include: Keeping yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of water and fluids. Getting as much rest as possible. Treating pain with acetaminophen Do not take ibuprofen or aspirin. This can increase your risk of life-threatening internal bleeding. The complications of Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever include: Bleeding under the skin Bleeding on the skin Patchy skin Bloody Stool Bloody vomit Bloody Spit Weariness Cough and sore throat Excessive sweating High-fever Sudden chills Irregular urine discharge Dry eyes

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Frequently Asked Questions

Initial symptoms of dengue last three to seven days. Most people begin to feel better after this, but some have life-threatening severe dengue that requires treatment in a medical facility.

Yes. Because there are at least four versions (strains) of the dengue virus, you can get dengue more than once.

Yes, Dengue can be treated at home depending on the nature of the onset condition. However, it is advisable to consult a medical practitioner before taking a decision on this.