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.
All the answers published in this website are written by Verified medical doctors, therapists and health experts. The Content has been moderated by iCliniq medical review team before publication. Post your medical clarifications on iCliniq by choosing the right specialty and get them answered. Your medical queries will be answered 24/7 by top doctors from iCliniq.
Query: Hello doctor, I want to ask for my mother. Her age is 52 years and weight is 54 kg approx. She suffered from chikungunya in and as chikungunya causes severe pain in joints. So the doctor prescribed painkillers always and when the pain was severe, the doctor also gave injections to decrease pain (on... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Temporarily any illness can cause elevated blood sugar levels. It is difficult to say what was the cause in her case. If the painkillers included steroids then yes, that added to the cause. But illness itself could be the reason, since it disturbs the immune system and ... Read Full »