Aedes mosquito is the vector responsible for spreading the viruses causing dengue, chikungunya, Zika fever, Mayaro, and yellow fever. These mosquitoes acquire the virus while feeding on the blood of an infected person, and then spread the virus when they bite other humans.
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Query: Hello doctor, I had dengue fever one month ago. What are the chances of getting dengue again? If I do get dengue again, is it fatal? Thanks. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I can understand your concern. Dengue is not fatal, and you can get it again. There is proper treatment available for dengue, and you will not get it again if you take reasonable precautions like staying away from mosquitoes. If... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with dengue towards the end of last month. I was hospitalized for five days. I went through a lot during that period and since coming out of the hospital, I have developed this phobia that I might have dengue again because my area is dengue prone with lots of mosquitoes.... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The fact that dengue cannot happen in the same season is true to some extent but not absolutely. Let me explain. Dengue is a viral infection caused by the bite of infected ades aegypti mosquito. Every mosquito bite will not lead to dengue fever as for infection to h... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I was playing football and I had got bitten by a black and white mosquito. After some time, I got shaking and had a fever, head pain, and a back muscle pain. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to the history, you have to rule out dengue fever, chikungunya or malaria fever. So take Paracetamol 500 mg two tablets for six hours until the blood tests are done. Avoid mosquito breeding places like stagnant water near home, wear full sleeve clothes. Take a... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I have been bit by a dengue mosquito yesterday. Which medicine do I need to take? What is the treatment for dengue? Please guide. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and can understand your health concern. Dengue is a viral fever and there is no specific medicine for dengue. Only symptomatic treatment is recommended that is antipyretics for fever and antacids for nausea and vomiting. Take ... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor,My friend has a blood count of 32,000 cells/cu mm. He has been suffering from dengue for four days. He is admitted to a hospital for the same. The doctors are saying to conduct a blood transfusion. I am not sure what that is. Kindly reply. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In dengue infection, the platelets are destroyed and thus cause a low platelet count. It is not advised to transfuse platelets to a patient who has a platelet count of more than 10 thousand. However, if the physician feels there is a need for transfusion, then he shou... Read Full »