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Fever accompanied with severe joints pain. Treatment? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 28-May-2013
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User:Hi. Good Evening
Doctor:Good evening
Doctor:How are you doing?
User:I am doing fine. How was your day today? I have couple of clarifications on my family members health.
Doctor:good thankyou
Doctor:sure go ahead
User:Recently (Two weeks) backs my dad, mom and sister had a fever accompanied with severe joints pain mostly on feet and knee and other joints
User:When consulted doctoe he suspected the symptoms to be for chikungunia and gave medicines for same
User:The next day fever gone. But still the joint pains existed
User:Also some kind of rashes came on their skin. This kind of rashes gone after couple of days.
Doctor:did the rashes look like small red spots?
User:However the joints pain still exists. Especially for my Mom and Sister thy are having pain in feet still
User:Those rashes came for a day and disapperaed next day. It kind of red spots only.
Doctor:Typically in Chikungnya, the joint pain will last for long periods of time
User:Then when consulted doctor he asked since the symptoms are same for mom and sister, He asked to do blood test only for my sister
User:Then blood test reported negative for chickungunia. However the blood test were done after a week of fever. Since joint pain still existed.
Doctor:was a blood test for dengue done?
User:Nope. It was done only for screening chkungunia. Now thy do not have fever. Only thy are having pain in feets.
User:No joints pain as well now. Since thy are having bit pain in feet should i consult any specialist or so?
Doctor:There are 2 possibilities Madhudevan
Doctor:It can be chikungunya or dengue
Doctor:in both cases, the joint pains will last longer than the fever
User:So any medication to be taken for that after consulting the doctor or it will just prevail for days
Doctor:It will typically last for a few more days
Doctor:If it is severe, they can take Tablet CRocin 1 tablet as and when required, upto 4 tablets daily
Doctor:But typically, the joint pain will last for a few more days
Doctor:In some cases, it will last for a few more weeks
User:oh ok..
User:This one they say not joint pain. Only pain in feet
Doctor:I understand
User:and if they walk thy feel the pain
Doctor:Yes, when the bones or the joints are affected, these symptoms would be expected
Doctor:Its not that typically the pain will be restricted to the joint
User:oh okie. I actually thought of there might be any deficiency in some vitamins which cause the pain and thy might want to be tested what deficiency and if at all they have to take some meditions for that.. So now as you say i understand the pain is normal for few weeks.
Doctor:Its important to have a healthy and balanced diet
Doctor:especially during periods of stress
Doctor:like an illness, but no vitamins are needed as such
User:oh okie.
User:Thanks for you response mam. I have one more clarification please
User:My sister for couple of weeks experiencing pain in upper part of left jaw. The place near the ears. Whenever she chews hard tough she is expericing the pain. We are not sure if this is related to dental problem or bones related to ortho. Not sure whom to contact for screening
Doctor:Does the pain exist when she is not chewing?
User:Nope. Initially first day she said pain is worse and consulted general doctor and gave medication for muscle sparin. It was better after that. But now again she says she could feel pain only when chewing hard substance. She could not say where actually th pain is? whether near grinding teeth or above that..(jaws)
Doctor:I think the first evaluation should be by a dentist
Doctor:They'll take a Xray and see if there is something wrong
Doctor:An examination will also tell us about any local problem in the teeth as well
Doctor:A pain killer will only relieve the pain
Doctor:I think its better if we address the cause
User:ok. So i can better consult a dentist first and see what they say right
User:Thanks maam
User:Thank you very much for youe valuable time and response.
Doctor:Thank you for consulting me
Doctor:Bye for now
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