Chikungunya

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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Is it possible to have raised blood sugar levels because of painkillers for chikungunya?

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 »


Dr. Shazli Naseer

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 »

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