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Is platelet count of 185,000 a cause for concern?

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Dr. Praveen Tayal

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Practicing since :1994

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Posted on Sat, 3 Sep 2016 in General Health
Question: My nephew aged 5 years is diagonised with early symptom of dengue with platelet count of 185,000 count. Doctor has advised to take fruits (kiwi and papaya) with paracetamol medicine. Would you please provide your expertise advise - Thanks XXXX XXXXXXX
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 28 minutes later
Brief Answer:
He is having right treatment.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for posting your query.
You have not to worry much as his platelet count is within normal limit.Give him paracetamol 250 mg thrice daily or as par required,do not give ibuprofen,papaya and kiwi fruits are good,you can give him Tulsi as well .Bed rest is advise for 5-7 days.
I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.
For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Priyanka G Raj
Follow up: Dr. Praveen Tayal 1 hour later
Thanks doctor, Since he is 5 year old kid would you also please advise on what diet (veg or non-veg) has to be followed along with juices (vegetable or fruits) - Thanks XXXX XXXXXXX
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
Vegetarian food is preferable.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for writing again.
It is best to put him on a vegetarian home made food easy to digest and as per his choice. Avoid hot and spicy foods. Increase the fluid intake like milk, buttermilk, juices, etc.
Hope my answer is helpful.
Do accept my answer in case there are no further queries.
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