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What are the Symptoms of dengue?

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  • 8 years ago
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    The principal symptoms of dengue are:

    • High fever and at least two of the following: ◦Severe headache

    ◦Severe eye pain (behind eyes)

    ◦Joint pain

    ◦Muscle and/or bone pain

    ◦Rash

    ◦Mild bleeding manifestation (e.g., nose or gum bleed, petechiae, or easy bruising)

    ◦Low white cell count

    Generally, younger children and those with their first dengue infection have a milder illness than older children and adults.

    Watch for warning signs as temperature declines 3 to 7 days after symptoms began.

    Go IMMEDIATELY to an emergency room or the closest health care provider if any of the following warning signs appear:

    •Severe abdominal pain or persistent vomiting

    •Red spots or patches on the skin

    •Bleeding from nose or gums

    •Vomiting blood

    •Black, tarry stools (feces, excrement)

    •Drowsiness or irritability

    •Pale, cold, or clammy skin

    •Difficulty breathing

    Dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) is characterized by a fever that lasts from 2 to 7 days, with general signs and symptoms consistent with dengue fever.

    There is no specific medication for treatment of a dengue infection. Persons who think they have dengue should use analgesics (pain relievers) with acetaminophen and avoid those containing ibuprofen, Naproxen, aspirin or aspirin containing drugs. They should also rest, drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration, avoid mosquito bites while febrile and consult a physician.

    As with dengue, there is no specific medication for DHF. If a clinical diagnosis is made early, a health care provider can effectively treat DHF using fluid replacement therapy. Adequately management of DHF generally requires hospitalization.

    Take care

    Ben Trolled

  • 9 years ago

    Classic dengue fever is characterized by

    Fever:

    Sudden and abrupt onset

    May go up to 39.5-41.4°C

    Lasts for about 1-7 days, then fades away for 1-2 days

    It soon recurs with secondary rashes which is usually not as severe as before

    Headaches:

    Fever is usually accompanied by headache in front portion of head or behind the eyes

    Muscular (Myalgia) or bone pain:

    Occurs after onset of fever

    Affects legs, joints, and lumbar spine

    Usually the pain gets severe after its onset

    The pain may last for several weeks even after the fever has subsided

    Pain is usually absent in DHF/DSS

    Other symptoms:

    Nausea and vomiting , Loss of appetite

    Increased sensation to touch ,change of taste sensation

    Hope it helps :):):)

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