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Symptoms of dengue fever - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   can you please tell me the symptoms of dengue fever?
Doctor :   hello
User :   hello
Doctor :   i will tell you all in detail
User :   hi dr my son is suffering from fever from last four days
Doctor :   Once bitten by the mosquito the symptoms usually start to appear between 5 and 7 days after
User :   in the morning his fever is around 99 to 100.8 maximum but till evening it changes into 103 to 104
Doctor :   The symptoms include severe headaches, high fever which may come and go, joint and muscle
User :   he 8 yr old
Doctor :   pains, accompanied by nausea and vomiting, there is also a rash with small red spots that is noticed after the onset of fever.
User :   he is 8 yr old
Doctor :   ok
User :   today v saw some rashes on his arms in the morning but his ns1 test is negative
User :   but those rashes have not taken place on any other part of his body
Doctor :   ok
User :   till now
Doctor :   then it could be other infection
Doctor :   and not dengue since the test came negative
User :   vr r giving him crocin tab 500mg only
Doctor :   has the fever come down ?
User :   is it possible that test may came positive after few days
Doctor :   no its usually not the case but there is no harm in another test
User :   yes in the morning it was 100 then in the day it was 102
Doctor :   did you showed him to a pediatrician ?
User :   sorry in the day it was 101
User :   yes
Doctor :   what did he say ?
User :   now again it was 103 an hour before after crocin now its 101.5
User :   he said it seems like dengue but the test is negative so v r helpless
Doctor :   its better you show him again and get all the tests done
User :   after how many days v should go for another test
Doctor :   any fever in a child above 102 need medical intervention in a hospital
User :   is there any another test for dengue?
Doctor :   no just do the same again
Doctor :   are you putting ice packs?
User :   but v r going to his doctor and telling him that fever is going 103 in the night around 8 or 8.30
User :   but he has not advised any admission
Doctor :   well since the fever is down the its ok
User :   yes v r diong that ice packs
Doctor :   but if its constant
Doctor :   then you should
User :   its the same routine in the morning its low in the eve its high
Doctor :   you got any tests done ?
User :   v r totally confused thats why v r taking your opnion
User :   yes his plat ct is 252 and malaria is neg. typhiod is neg.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   well carry on with the tablets
User :   mcv is 74.48
User :   mch is 24.19
User :   tlc is 3000
Doctor :   and make sure you get the tests repeated
Doctor :   when were these tests done ?
User :   when should v go for the tests
User :   v have done it today next shd b done aftr hw many days
Doctor :   5 days
Doctor :   it could be a infection and doctor might prescribe antibiotics
User :   means after five days frm today or fifth day of fever
User :   so v shd give antibiotics
Doctor :   yes but only under doctor supervision
User :   coz in dengue one shd no go for antibiotics
User :   ok
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   dengue is just complete rest and control of fever
User :   what do u think its dengue or symtoms r like that
User :   what r these red rashes
Doctor :   it can be but the test would have shown
User :   if it is dengue it ll increase
Doctor :   thats why i recommend repeat of test after 5 days
User :   after how long it ll increase
User :   on the fifth day of fever
Doctor :   it can decrease too
User :   v shd go for test now or after five days of last test done
Doctor :   yes you can do that
User :   2mrow is the fifth day of fever
Doctor :   you need to go to the specialist again
Doctor :   since the fever is not coming down
User :   v r going daily but v r cofused coz dr is giving him only crocin
User :   and fever is high in the night at 8
Doctor :   well you can get a second opinion there is no harm
User :   ok thanks nice talking to u regards
Doctor :   you too
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   bye
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