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Measures to stop dengue infestation after mosquito bite - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   need pediatric
Doctor :   Hi
User :   this is regarding my 1.5 year old kid
Doctor :   Dr XXX here
Doctor :   I am a general physician and will try to help you to my abilities
User :   my son had 6-7 mosquito bites today, how do i check that this is not leading to someting seriou, can i do some preventive measure to stop dengue if there are any remote chances of it happenng
Doctor :   Is he having any symptom?
User :   no this was only in the morning that i saw these rashes on hois body, also in need to know after how much time can any symptom appear
Doctor :   Dengue is caused by mosquito bite and so the prevention of mosquito bite first step
Doctor :   It takes about 7 to 210 days for any symptom to appear
User :   u mean 7-21 days
Doctor :   Sorry 7 to 10 days
User :   ok what should i do now in order to prevent anything from happening
Doctor :   1)Prevent Mosquito bites and keep the child covered.
Doctor :   2)Use nets or mosquito repellants for prevention.
Doctor :   3)Avoid collection of water or any kind of logging.
Doctor :   4)If any water logging is there get it cleaned up immediately.
User :   ok, i also want to know that since the moquito has already bitten, can anything be done to prevent any disease , apart from the above mentioned by you
Doctor :   If mosquito born infections are common in your area then get him examined by a Paedtrician who may prescribe them
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