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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Why the bilirubin level is not decreasing after jaundice attack?
Query: Hello doctor, My father is 72 years old and he is suffering from jaundice. Initially, he was admitted to hospital five months back due to dengue and his platelet count had dropped down to 15,000. Now, he has recovered from dengue but his bilirubin is not decreasing. While getting discharged from the... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw the report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and in your history, you did not mention about alcoholic history of your father. Is he hypertensive? Is he on any drugs? What about hepatitis A, B and E status? What about ultrasound abdomen status an... Read Full »
I have a runny stomach and black stools after the flu. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I had the flu for two days. That included a fever, sore throat, and runny nose with a dry cough. The flu went away and now I just have a cough, but I have developed a rash behind my ears and a runny stomach in which my stool is black. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems like a hemorrhagic fever such as dengue in which the patient presents with a bleeding manifestation of melena (black-colored stools), bleeding gums, any hemorrhagic rashes, or hematuria, etc.Black-colored stools indicate that blood is leaking from somewhere in... Read Full »
Can we identify dengue fever without lab tests?
Query: Hi, My son is a 5 year old boy. He had high fever two days back and the temperature touched 104.9. We have been giving Meftal and Paracetamol for the last two days with water bath to bring the fever down. We have also been giving Zifi 100 twice a day as prescribed by our physician. This has helped t... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Dengue needs a confirmation of laboratory diagnosis. Unless you do a laboratory test you cannot label any disease as dengue. Dengue is a form of viral illness which is frequently associated with thrombocytopenia. If at all it is dengue following danger signs need to be... Read Full »
How to increase platelet count during dengue fever?
Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 8 years old. She has been suffering from fever for five days. Her fever is in the range of 99 to 102 degrees. When we visited a doctor, he asked for a blood test. The blood report shows that she is positive for dengue. The platelet count has dropped already to 52000 from 1,... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through the data you have posted. Low platelet count occurs in almost 70% of people with dengue fever. Normally, in case of disease the platelet count may go low for four to five days and then starts rising. Low platelet count (<100000) has risk of bleedi... Read Full »
I have dengue from three days. When should I go to the hospital?
Query: Hi doctor, I have dengue from the last three days. The platelets have dropped from 197 to 129 today. I have the following questions: My fever fluctuates between 101 to 104 despite having Paracetamol. Is that normal? Also, when should I get admitted to the hospital? When does the body start producing... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Fever can prevail from three to seven days and after that, there is no fever and that no-fever period is more important and can be critical. You need to keep a follow-up with your treating physician until it is all over and you recover fully. The fluctuating fever is... Read Full »
Can my periods delay due to dengue fever?
Query: Hello doctor, My periods had been delayed. I had protected sex on the last day of my period cycle and got dengue fever the next day. I am worried about it. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. Many factors can delay periods, like hormonal imbalance, illness, medications, medical issues, contraceptive pills, etc. As you suffered from dengue fever, the medications and illness can delay periods due to i... Read Full »
After suffering from dengue a few years back, I have had breathlessness, tiredness, insufficient sleep, and a low platelet count. What should I do?
Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with dengue almost four years back and my blood platelet count also subsequently dropped to 70000 mcL. Within the next five days, it was raised to 90000 mcL but it was not returning to the normal level of 150000 mcL even in the blood test report taken after fifteen day... Read Full »
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. Your concern is that your platelet count remains persistently low for a few days. You are giving a dengue positivity history which can lead to a low platelet count if not recovered fully. You can follow the following steps: Drink more wat... Read Full »
I have nausea, fever, severe headaches, pain behind the eye, fatigue, vomiting, and skin rashes. Could it be dengue?
Query: Hello doctor, I have nausea, fever, severe headaches, pain behind the eye, fatigue, and vomiting. I also have skin rashes that appeared four days after the fever. I have been having this for almost a week now. Is this dengue? What is your opinion? Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. The symptoms you specified could be because of dengue. However, other diseases like measles could not be ruled out based on symptoms. You should mention the type and area of rash along with the degree of fever. There is... Read Full »
I noticed a blood clot after passing stools. What is wrong with me?
Query: Hi doctor, Today, I found a blood clot after passing stools. I had constipation a few days back and blood was seen at that time too, but I never noticed a blood clot before. I was suffering from dengue, but now my platelets are alright. I am attaching my recent reports. I am very worried. What is ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Dengue NS1 antigen positive confirms dengue viral fever. Your platelet count was within the normal range, which prevents you from bleeding. The symptom that you are saying about blood clot with stools has two options. One might be because of straining b... Read Full »
Are body pain, headache and skin rashes symptoms of dengue?
Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 10 years old. For the past eight days, she has been suffering from body pain, headache, and some skin irritation. Her doctor said that it is pitta acidity. There is no improvement till date. Last year, during rainy season, she had some face and body irritation problem, whic... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. To understand the condition better I need to know the following things. Where is the pain? Does she have generalized body pain or any joint pain? Please specify. What is the location of a headache, either forehead or back of the head? How does it improve and w... Read Full »