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Is itchy red spot a symptom of dengue fever?

Hello, my name is Nissa and I wanted to ask you regarding dengue fever since I live in a wide spreaded area of dengue so that is why iam a bit curious to know. I checked the symptoms and as to my info there was only one symptom that matched my condition for now and that was rashes since i do feel itchy often and scratch myself and cuz of that there are red spots but from my information there is only one spot that I could detect so I kind of wanted to know that if I should be alert about it or not. Thankyou for your time
Mon, 17 Nov 2014
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Infectious Diseases Specialist 's  Response
Hello ,
I understand your concern. I am Dr. Arun Tank, infectious disease specialist, answering your concern.

Single red spot on the skin never be a dengue.

I advice you to undergo dengue testing, and platelet counting. Rashes usually appears in dengue positive cases and when platelet goes down below normal range.

Dengue rash are itchy, but it is also associated with high fever and severe joint pain. In absence of such a symptoms dengue is not a possibility.

Glad to answer your further concern. You can contact me on bit.ly/DrArun
We wish you a best health at healthcare magic.
Thank you,
Dr. Arun Tank
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