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60 years old has Dengue fever and diabetes. Stool is darkened and feels thirsty. Remedy?

My mother age 60 years affected with dengue fever for the last five days. Her count decreased to 22,000 on the third day and we found improved last two days to the increase of 5,000 per day and reaches now to 40,000. She is having diabetes upto 360 while taking fruits for intaking fluid contens now. Today her stool became blackened and she is feeling thirsty even taking the fluids. Kindly advice whether the symptoms are of normal in the fever and tell the reason for why its like this and is there any other treatment has to take and the remedy for the curing of the fever.
Asked On : Wed, 27 Mar 2013
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HI Premkumarde

Dengue leads to decresed platelet count, an important adjunct for internal clotting mechanism. count less than 50,000 is critical and if less than 20000, may lead to spontaneous l internal bleeding like brain hemorrhages.

gastro intestinal bleed leads to blackish stool called malena as may be in your mother's case.

monitor platelet count, avoid any NSAID like ibuprofen, diclofenac, aceclofenac etc.

blood glucose level is also high...consult your doctor for the same.

wish you good luck
Answered: Wed, 27 Mar 2013
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