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Dengue is a mosquito-borne disease more common in tropical countries. Symptoms include fever, joint pain, headache, and skin rashes. It is transmitted by the female Aedes mosquito's bite.

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There is a recent outbreak of dengue fever at my place. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32-year-old woman. There has been a recent outbreak of dengue fever in my place. My house is located on the outskirts where there are many mosquitoes. How can I keep myself and my child safe from dengue? What preventive measures should I take? Can you please explain the sympto...  Read Full »

Dr. Muntaqa Butt

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Dengue viruses are spread to people through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes also spread Zika, chikungunya, and other viruses. Almost half of the world’s population, about four billion people, live in ...  Read Full »

I want to know about the symptoms of dengue fever. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am planning a trip to Brazil next month, and I have heard about the risk of dengue fever there. Can you provide some information on protecting myself from mosquito bites and preventing dengue? I am particularly concerned about the areas where the virus is more prevalent. Additionally, a...  Read Full »

Dr. Prabhakaran

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I suggest using mosquito repellent cream, which is available in the market. Dengue can be spread only by a mosquito (Aedes aegypti). However, someone infected and suffering from dengue fever can infect other mosquitoes. Humans carry the infec...  Read Full »

I have a high fever, severe headache, and muscle and joint pain. Is it dengue?

Query: Hello doctor, I am really scared right now. I returned three days ago from another country, and I have been feeling extremely unwell. I have got this high fever that just would not go away, severe headaches, and muscle and joint pain that is making it hard for me to even move. I have also noticed th...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand that you are feeling scared and concerned about your symptoms. While it is true that dengue fever is prevalent in the country that you have been to, it is essential to remember that many other illnesses can cause similar symptoms. However, given your recen...  Read Full »

Is there any reason behind my low hemoglobin level and platelet count?

Query: Hi doctor,My Hb level has been low for the last two years. I was COVID positive, and now all the symptoms have gone, but my CBC shows a Hb level of 7.5 g/dL, platelets 47000 per mm3, WBC is 12100 per mm3, lymphocytes are 46 %. Currently, I am taking tablet Caripill and syrup Ferium. Is there any sev...  Read Full »

Dr. Manisha Raghunath Auradkar

Answer: Hello,Welcome to can understand your concern. The increased WBC count (white blood cell) suggests infection, and you need a course of appropriate antibiotics for that. Your Hb (hemoglobin) levels are low, and if it falls further low to five to six, you will need a blood transfusion. Th...  Read Full »

My daughter have dengue fever for four days. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,My daughter has been suffering from dengue fever for the last four days, but despite taking medicines (Paracetamol and Emeset), her status has not improved. Her fever is still high, and she is also having nausea and vomiting. This is worrying me. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It appears that your daughter's infection is unremitting. I would suggest the following tests that need to be done. 1. Blood- CBC (complete blood profile), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), C-reactive protein (CRP), liver function test (LFT), renal function test...  Read Full »

My 35-year-old friend is diagnosed with dengue. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My friend is 35 years old. She was diagnosed with dengue last week. What preventive measures can individuals take to reduce the risk of contracting dengue fever? How do you differentiate it from other common illnesses? What are the complications faced due to dengue fever? Is there any ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome I have read your question in detail and can understand your concern. To help your friend reduce the risk of contracting dengue fever and understand its complications, differentiation from other illnesses, and the availability of a vaccine, I will provide you with the f...  Read Full »

My mother has dengue and a low platelet. Is it critical?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is suffering from dengue fever. The platelet has reduced to 35*10^3 per microliter of blood. Is it critical? Her reports show sudden reduction in platelets from 100*10^3 per microliter of blood to 60*10^3 per microliter of blood then to 35*10^3 per microliter of blood. Please...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have been diagnosed with dengue fever. Dengue fever's first phase is a febrile phase in which fever last for five to seven days and then a critical phase occurs in which plasma is expelled from circulation which lasts for one to two days. So, platelet decline in...  Read Full »

How can I prevent dengue fever while traveling to other country?

Query: Hello doctor, I am planning a trip to another country and am concerned about dengue fever. Can you provide insights into the prevalence of dengue fever, especially related to mosquito bites? Also, what are the recommended preventive measures to avoid contracting dengue fever, and are there specific ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Dengue fever is a concern, particularly during the rainy season which is from November to April. Mosquitoes, specifically the Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus species, are the primary carriers of the virus that causes dengue fever. These mosquitoes are commonly found in...  Read Full »

Is fever and low WBC count in my child due to dengue fever?

Query: Hello doctor,My 3 years and 6 months old daughter has been suffering from a fever of about 100 to 102 for the past three days. She had rashes throughout her whole body. We had blood tests performed, and the results were negative for dengue. But, the WBC and the platelet count reduced gradually in th...  Read Full »

Dr. Preeti Puranik

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This can happen in a viral fever also. But it is always better to repeat the test after 48 hours to make sure about the WBC (white blood cell) count and the platelet count status. There are other dengue-like viruses where dengue test comes negative but the behavi...  Read Full »

Why do I still have body pain even after recovering from dengue?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33-year-old male. I recently recovered from dengue, and my platelets are also on track. The thing that is worrying me is that I am still experiencing body aches and pains. So, I want a second opinion on how to address these symptoms. Should I undergo any tests or take any medica...  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hi, We welcome you to icliniq family. I appreciate the confidence you place in me for your healthcare consultation. Clinical sequelae after recovery from an acute dengue virus infection are common in the two years following infection. Persistent symptoms are associated with alterations in some imm...  Read Full »

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