Dengue Fever - A Debilitating Mosquito Borne Disease
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Dengue Fever - A Debilitating Mosquito Borne Disease

Dengue Fever - A Debilitating Mosquito Borne Disease

Dengue fever is a distressing disease that is spreaded by mosquitoes and this disease is caused by any one of the 4 closely related viruses. These organisms are connected to those organisms that cause the yellow fever and the West Nile Infection.

A report states that every year an estimated 100 million people are affected by the dengue virus from around the world. This fever gets transmitted by the bite of the Aedes mosquito that is infected with a dengue virus. Generally, these mosquitoes get infected when they bite patients with this virus in their body and it cannot spread directly from one person to another.

Dengue fever symptoms:

Symptoms generally start after four to six days from the day a person gets infected and they will continue for up to 10 days and here are the details:

• Sudden and high fever

• Mild bleeding in nose and gums

• Skin rash, which generally occur 3 or 4 days after the fever begins

• Heavy joint and muscle pain

• Vomiting

• Nausea

• Pain behind the eyes

• Acute headaches

When these symptoms are not treated by mistaking them as viral infection, there are chances of serious problems like dengue hemorrhagic fever, liver swelling, heavy bleeding from nose and gums, damage to blood vessel and lymph and even it can cause circulatory system failure as well. Even the symptoms can lead to shock and death, which is medically called as Dengue Shock Syndrome.

Who are at risk?

Generally, people with weak immune system and those with a subsequent or second dengue infection are at greater risk.

How is this fever diagnosed?

Generally, doctors will suggest a blood test for identifying the dengue infection.

Treatment:

There are no specific medicines available for treating this infection. Patients are generally given painkillers with acetaminophen. They will be recommended to avoid medicines with aspirin as they can make the bleeding worse. Patients are also recommended to take complete rest and should take plenty of fluids. If the patient’s condition becomes worse, in the first 24 hours after the outbreak of fever, it is recommended to take him/her to the hospital to avoid complications.

Preventive measures:

Unfortunately, there is no vaccine for prevention of dengue.

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Dengue fever is a distressing disease that is spreaded by mosquitoes and this disease is caused by any one of the 4 closely related viruses. These organisms are connected to those organisms that cause the yellow fever and the West Nile Infection.

Unfortunately, there is no vaccine for prevention of dengue. So, to protect yourself, you should keep away from mosquitoes. Take steps to keep the mosquito population in your house and if you are traveling to tropical areas, you should be careful to protect yourself against getting bitten by mosquitoes.

How to protect yourself?

• When you are indoors, it is better to use an air conditioner if available.

• When you are outdoors, it is better to completely cover your body with full sleeve dresses and pants. It is better to cover even your foot with boots and socks.

• It is better to make sure that your doors and windows are clear of any openings that let mosquitoes inside. You can use mosquito nets, if you’re sleeping areas that are not air conditioned or scented.

• It is better to avoid visiting heavily populated residential areas if possible and

• Never forget to use mosquito repellents indoors.

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0 # Vivaan 2018-09-18
My friend has been diagnosed with gonorrhoea, Please tell which tests will be advisable, also suggest gynec in Tonk ?
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0 # Dr. Pooja 2018-09-19
VDRL tests should be done every month for 3 consecutive months for detecting syphilis as well as other sexually transmitted diseases,These tests should be conducted at proper times, find good Gynecologist in Tonk
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0 # Jayesh 2018-08-24
Hii can you plz tell me, Which fluids can cause or spread syphilis infection, alos give me the list of good gynec in Uttarkashi?
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0 # Dr. Naresh 2018-08-25
Infection from semen, blood or lactation milk can occur and cause syphilis, Infection from blood syringes is very common, Infected mothers can transmit it through their milk also, consult with good Gynecologist in Uttarkashi .
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0 # Jayesh 2018-08-21
Hello, I am from Gajapati, PLz suggest some biochemic remedies for gonorrhoea .
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0 # Dr. Naresh 2018-08-22
Kali Mur, Natrum Mur, Natrum Sulph, and silicea are few important biochemic emedies in homoeopathy which can be used safely in this case, you can also take advise from gynecologist given here-Gynecologist in Gajapati.
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0 # Rohan 2018-08-08
Hii, I am from Jajpur, I want to know can cigerrete sharing can lead to syphilis ?
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0 # Dr. Naresh 2018-08-09
yes,sharing cigerette,drinking cups,common spoons etc can also lead to syphilis, Generally whenever the fluid of a person who has syphilis is shared,the infection can occur, you should also consult with good Gynecologist in Jajpur
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0 # Nishith 2018-08-07
Hii, I am from North Goa, Please tell that can moisture be responsible for infections ?
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0 # Dr. Naresh 2018-08-08
Hello, good to see that you are from North Goa, yes,that is why u must keep your genital organs clean and dry because moisture can favour infections.
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0 # Aarush 2018-08-07
Hii, plz tell me,Which tests can confirm syphilis in primary stage, also suggest name of good maternity hospitals in Mathura ?
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0 # Dr. Pooja 2018-08-08
During the primary stage,DG illumination tests are very helpful, find good maternity hospitals-RAMAKRISHNA MATH & RAMAKRISHNA MISSION SEVASHRAMA.
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0 # Lakshay 2018-07-31
Hii can you plz tell me, Which fluids can cause or spread syphilis infection, alos give me the list of good gynec in Guntur?
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0 # Dr. Naresh 2018-08-01
Infection from semen, blood or lactation milk can occur and cause syphilis, Infection from blood syringes is very common, Infected mothers can transmit it through their milk also, consult with good Gynecologist in Guntur .
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0 # Aarush 2018-07-17
Hii, I am from Narsiinghpur, can you plz tell me What is the mode of infection in syphilis ?
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0 # Dr. Pooja 2018-07-18
90 percent cases in syphilis are transmitted through unsafe sexual contacts, Mothers can also pass infection through breast milk, you can also consult with good Gynecologist in Narsiinghpur .
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0 # Vivaan 2018-06-26
Hii can you plz tell me, Which fluids can cause or spread syphilis infection, alos give me the list of good gynec in Moga?
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0 # Dr. Naresh 2018-06-27
Infection from semen, blood or lactation milk can occur and cause syphilis, Infection from blood syringes is very common, Infected mothers can transmit it through their milk also, consult with good Gynecologist in Moga .
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0 # Himmat Older than three months
Hii, I am from Viluppuram, plz let me know What is gonorrhoea ?
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0 # Dr. Pooja Older than three months
Hello, Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the Neisseria gonorrhoea,This disease is caused in the genitourinary tracts, for more details plz visit good gynec in Viluppuram, find list of Gynecologist in Viluppuram
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