children usually suffer from high grade fever
during initial 4-5 days. During this period for control of fever only paracetamol
should be used along with tepid sponging. Any type of NSAIDS must be avoided as they may cause more platelet disturbances.
Beside this fluid management is the core treatment of dengue. Monitor for any warning signs like vomiting
, pain abdomen, facial swelling,respiratory difficulty,abdominal distension, red dot like rashes over body or bleeding from any site. In presence of any of these close monitoring will be needed and he may need hospital admission.
Antibiotics usually not required in treatment of dengue unless any suggestive feature of bacterial co infection is present.
Monitor platelet count
as platelet count below 20,000 predisposes to bleed, and give plenty of fluid.