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Diagnosis of Dengue fever - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   tell me your query
User :   My son is suffering from dengue
Doctor :   may i know your son's age ?
User :   10
User :   what the solution for itiching
Doctor :   where is the itching ?
User :   leg,foot ,& hand'
Doctor :   was the test done and it came positive ?
User :   No. Its is due for tomorrow
User :   but he is having fever for last 6 days
Doctor :   then it can be just viral fever too
Doctor :   how high is the fever ?
Doctor :   to diagnose dengue the test needs to be done
User :   first day it was 104.5
Doctor :   does he complains of headaches ?
Doctor :   is there any rash ?
User :   yes...but what the advice for itiching problem right now
User :   yes rash is there in hands & leg
User :   headches was in first two days
Doctor :   ok you prevent itching
Doctor :   you can apply vicks vaporub on it . it will help immediately
Doctor :   Apply cold compress to the affected area. This is likely to reduce the itchiness caused
Doctor :   Taking bath with lukewarm water is also beneficial in treating the problem of itching.
Doctor :   Coat the affected area with a light paste of coconut oil and limejuice. This is a good remedy to cure itching.
Doctor :   this will give your son immediate relief
User :   can't we give cetrizine type of drug
Doctor :   and tomorrow when the tests are done and if it positive then there is no medications for dengue its just rest and control of fever by paracetamol and lots of liquids
Doctor :   cetrizine wont help as its not allergic in nature
User :   yes that we are doing...
Doctor :   thats why i told you the other options
User : first i try vicks vaporab
Doctor :   yes it very affective
Doctor :   also you can get calamine lotion from your local chemist , its also a good way to prevent it
User :   thank you dr.
User :   Thanks a lot
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   take care
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