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What are the Symptoms of dengue?
- Ben TrolledLv 78 years agoFavorite Answer
The principal symptoms of dengue are:
• High fever and at least two of the following: ◦Severe headache
◦Severe eye pain (behind eyes)
◦Muscle and/or bone pain
◦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
•Black, tarry stools (feces, excrement)
•Drowsiness or irritability
•Pale, cold, or clammy skin
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.
- 9 years ago
Classic dengue fever is characterized by
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
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
Nausea and vomiting , Loss of appetite
Increased sensation to touch ,change of taste sensation
Hope it helps :):):)