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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   I wanted to know what are the symptoms of dangue
Doctor :   to start with, where do you stay?
User :   yyy
Doctor :   the major symptoms: fever, body pain, joint pains, malaise, fatigue, severe prostration, rashes all over the body, bleeding gums, etc
Doctor :   you will also be having red spots all over the body due to low platelets
User :   okay let me tell you what is happening
Doctor :   please proceed
User :   he has high fever
User :   he is feeling cold from inside the body but hot from outside
User :   he has chikenpox
User :   is it normal that in chickenpox
User :   to have 103 degrees
User :   temp
Doctor :   so he has only high fever , is he having any rash?
User :   yes as you have in chickenpox
User :   in his full body
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   whats the age of the pateint?
User :   22
Doctor :   yes , high fever can be seen in chicken pox
User :   he has nothing other than high fever...feeling cold from inside and hot from outside and headache ...
User :   I hope this is not leading to dangue?
Doctor :   yes these are symptoms of viral fever , like chicken pox
Doctor :   how many days , since these symptoms began
Doctor :   Has he seen a doctor,
User :   today is 4th day
Doctor :   He needs a few blood tests,
User :   yes he has consulted doctor
Doctor :   CBC, peripheral blood smear,
Doctor :   what was done so far ?
User :   he was diagnosed chikenpox
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   any meds?
User :   before he was diagnosed chickenpox doctor said to wait for 3 days before taking blood samples for testing dengue
Doctor :   were they taken?
User :   for fever he was given crocin but we are not giving that as normally in chikenpox we don't force fever to go down
Doctor :   why is that,
User :   :-)
Doctor :   you can give crocin
User :   we follow that as old practice
User :   in our house
Doctor :   there is no need that, you let a person suffer with high fever, just for the sake of old customs
User :   yes...
Doctor :   thats funny, even though i understand your sentiments , you can go ahead and give crocin.
User :   one more thing is the fever is fully down in day time...but starts only during afternoon
User :   like 4:00 PM on
Doctor :   fever begins, when there is increased rellease and breakdown of viruses
Doctor :   So you can given him , crocin when he has a fever
User :   only surprising thing is normally in viral I have seen it does not go down lesser than 99 degrees
User :   bu without any madicine for him it goes down to 98.5 degrees
Doctor :   its not, that the fever comes down by iself
Doctor :   its what the fever does to the patient when its high
Doctor :   high fever can damage the cells, and brain cells and cause tissue damage, seizures, etc
Doctor :   so its better to prevent the fever, and its side effects
User :   ok
User :   but as a last question...with the info I does not look like dengue?
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   its not dengue
User :   ok...thanks a ton...
User :   we will give him medicine for fever...
Doctor :   good
User :   how many
User :   days does is this fever likely to be
Doctor :   500 mg crocin, would be enough,
User :   in chikenpox
Doctor :   probably , it may last for a few more days
User :   okay
User :   thanks
User :   bye for now
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   bye for now
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