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How can blurred vision, joint pain and viral fever be dealt with while suffering from chikungunya?

dear doctor, i got infected with chikungunya ,and i've been suffering from joint pains from 5months..... my head is burning....morning sneezes are un stoppable...... recently my vision blurred and ...... i experienced throat pain during viral fever....... muscles and joints are painful..... please help me.......
Wed, 25 Feb 2015
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Hello dear,

Thank you for your contact to health care magic.

I read and understand your concern.

I am Dr Arun Tank answering your concern.

Chikunguniya is viral fever and all symptoms you have mentioned is common with it except only blurred vision.

This may be because of the severe muscle spasm associated with the this infection.

I advice you should take aceclofenac with Chlorzoxazone this will relieve the pain associated with muscle spasm.

In some severe cases of chikunguniya fever steroid administration can helps you to relieve the pain and muscle spasm.

Please take good rest, and avoid exertion as this may aggravate further pain.

Please avoid mosquitoes bites to your family members otherwise the infection may spread to them also.

You can use repellent, mosquito net pesticides etc to prevent the bites and infection.

I will be happy to answer your further concern on bit.ly/DrArun.

Thank you,
Dr Arun Tank
Infectious diseases specialist,
HCM.
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How can blurred vision, joint pain and viral fever be dealt with while suffering from chikungunya?

Hello dear, Thank you for your contact to health care magic. I read and understand your concern. I am Dr Arun Tank answering your concern. Chikunguniya is viral fever and all symptoms you have mentioned is common with it except only blurred vision. This may be because of the severe muscle spasm associated with the this infection. I advice you should take aceclofenac with Chlorzoxazone this will relieve the pain associated with muscle spasm. In some severe cases of chikunguniya fever steroid administration can helps you to relieve the pain and muscle spasm. Please take good rest, and avoid exertion as this may aggravate further pain. Please avoid mosquitoes bites to your family members otherwise the infection may spread to them also. You can use repellent, mosquito net pesticides etc to prevent the bites and infection. I will be happy to answer your further concern on bit.ly/DrArun. Thank you, Dr Arun Tank Infectious diseases specialist, HCM.