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Chikungunya is a viral infection, which is caused by the chikungunya virus (CHIKV). The symptoms include fever, joint pain, rashes, swelling around the joints, and muscle pain. There is no drug available to treat this condition, and treatment is done to relieve symptoms.

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Do nuclear power plants impact mosquito proliferation?

Query: Hello doctor, With the rising prevalence of mosquito-borne diseases, such as dengue fever and Chikungunya virus infection, in our region, I am curious about any potential connection between mosquitoes and nuclear power plants. Could you provide information on whether nuclear power facilities cont...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. There is no direct link between mosquitoes and nuclear power plants. Nuclear power facilities do not contribute to the breeding or proliferation of mosquitoes. Nuclear power plants are generally located in areas that are not conducive ...  Read Full »

I have a headache and body pains after being bitten by mosquitoes. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, Mosquitoes have bitten me, and I am worried about my symptoms. I am having a severe headache that started behind my eyes but progressed to being quite a sharp pain on the top left side of my head. Today, I woke up feeling very lethargic and quite weak. I have also been feeling occasion...  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Thanks for your query. Thailand has mosquitoes that cause malaria (Anopheles ), Dengue (Aedes aegypti), Chikungunya ( Aedes albopictus) very commonly. While malaria causes spleen enlargement and liver inflammation, Chikungunya causes body pain, andjoint pains, Dengue causes rashes and body pain in...  Read Full »

Why do I have fever and muscle pain after a mosquito bite?

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 »

Dr. Abeer

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

Please tell me some ayurveda medicine for chikungunya.

Query: Hi doctor, My mom and my 15 year old sister are suffering from chikungunya. Please suggest some ayurveda remedies or medicine for chikungunya. Also, please suggest any preventive medicines as well.  Read Full »

Dr. Santhosh M D

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We cannot do much things with ayurveda when the condition is acute. But, there are a lot of things that you can do to cure after effects of chikungunya and to prevent it. My advice is to get ayurveda medicines from some recommended and renowned ayurveda pharmacies.   Read Full »

I have pain in my finger and knee joints. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I had very mild pain in my finger joints about 10 days ago. But, with due course of time, I also developed pain in my knee joints which is mild to severe, and also a mild pain in the toes of the foot. I also have a headache. Further, I took Sinarest last night, and in the morning, I wa...  Read Full »

Dr. Settipalli Saravan Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There are a number of causes that clinically present with symptoms like joint pains and fever. The few conditions are chikungunya and rheumatic fever. A detailed history needs to be obtained, and I advise you to go for blood investigation like CBP (complete blood pr...  Read Full »

My urine test suggests high ketone levels. What do I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I recently started having a fever, body pain, and headaches. Thinking of the possibilities, my doctor suggested tests for dengue, chikungunya, and typhoid. The report was negative for all. However, my urine report stated that my Ketone levels are borderline in my urine. I am concerned. Pl...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Viral fever is common at present. Do you have any colds, cough, throat pain? Are you taking less water and having a burning sensation while urinating? Please send me all the reports, current symptoms, and the details of the current medicines....  Read Full »

My mother has chikungunya. How long is the recovery period?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 80 years old. She has been having myasthenia gravis for the last 10 years and it has been under good control. She took only Distinon tablet three times a day till last month. One month ago, she had a viral fever. She was admitted in hospital for 10 days and the doctors treate...  Read Full »

Dr. Hardik Nareshbhai Rajyaguru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I agree that the dosages have been increased quite a bit. But, the myasthenia precrisis is treated this way only. Coexisting viral feverchikungunya may be the added reason to increase the doses on higher side. If it was an overdose, she would have experienced the symptom...  Read Full »

Creatinine level is 1.12 in a 52-year-old patient. What does it mean?

Query: Hello doctor,I want to ask for my mother. Her age is 52 years approximately. She was diagnosed with high blood sugar level (365) two years back after recovering from chikungunya. We did blood sugar tests every month after that but it was never high less than 98 to 110 fasting blood sugar levels. Due...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand all your concerns. Fortunately, creatinine 1.12 is within the normal range with no clinical significance. One of the most effective strategies to keep the kidneys healthy is good hydration specially in the summer months. I recommend repeating the test again...  Read Full »

Can chikungunya spread through cold?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 45 years old. She suffers from chikungunya. She got this problem due to cold. Please suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Sumaiya Jamil

Answer: Hi,Welcome to is caused due to chikungunya virus, and it spreads through mosquitoes. It is not caused due to cold. You can have better prevention by having mosquito control. Mosquito control focuses on eliminating the standing water where mosquitoes lay eggs, and develops as ...  Read Full »

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