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Treatment for body pain due to Chikungunya - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   DR. XXX here
Doctor :   please proceed with your health query
User :   Doctor, my husband is suffering with chikun gunya, and although the fever is down, but pain in body persists
Doctor :   yes, it is known to persist in few people. the bodypain and other symptoms might take longer to go away
Doctor :   the time can vary between 15 days to 1 month
User :   What can we do to reduce them?
Doctor :   only symptomatic treatment can be done. Continue to give him the medications as prescribed
Doctor :   let him have hot sponge baths
Doctor :   if pain is still not controlled then he can take Tab Dolo 650 mg 2 times a day as needed after food
User :   we got his lft done, the sgot and sgpt count is high, is that a sign of something amiss?
Doctor :   he will need bedrest for few more days, do not allow him to do any heavy work
Doctor :   no, it will be high due to the recent infection
Doctor :   repeat it after a week and see if they have come down
Doctor :   give him plenty of clear fluids and juices
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   ok,
Doctor :   have you followed what I have said?
User :   yes, i am here
User :   yes, yes...thanks..i would do as you said...
User :   thanks doc.
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   no, thanks for the advise, i would bother you again if required
Doctor :   sure.
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now.
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