Dengue

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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What is the reason for fever during the recovery phase of dengue?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a 5 year old son, who is 16.5 kg. He is suffering from dengue since one week, and his platelets count dropped to 62,000. The platelet count increased to 83,000, but the next day, he got a fever of 99.9 F. Why is he getting fever during the recovery phase of dengue? Please advice...  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The cause of fever could be low-grade SIRS (systemic inflammatory response syndrome) in the recovery phase of dengue. Usually, fever lasts for 7 to 8 days, and the platelet starts to rise after day five. There are other causes as well, for example, co-infect...  Read Full »

What are the chances of getting dengue fever again, and how fatal is it?

Query: Hello doctor, I had dengue fever one month ago. What are the chances of getting dengue again? If I do get dengue again, is it fatal? Thanks.  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I can understand your concern. Dengue is not fatal, and you can get it again. There is proper treatment available for dengue, and you will not get it again if you take reasonable precautions like staying away from mosquitoes. If...  Read Full »

My platelet count is low but tested negative for dengue. Did I test too early?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25 year old female, who weighs 24 kg and 5.3 feet tall. I have had a fever since last week. The fever was between 38 to 40o C. I also had headaches and lower back pain. Today I got tested for dengue, but that was negative. However, on my torso, neck, and face, there are these red r...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It could be dengue or any other viral infection. The presentation of all viral fevers is almost same. And any viral infection can cause low platelets count, and dengue is known for it. During the first 4 to 5 days of fever, dengue NS1 antigen will be positive,...  Read Full »

Is there a connection between diabetes and low platelet count?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a low platelet count, but my hemoglobin level is normal. The platelet count was checked electronically. I had papaya extract medication for 12 days still the count remains the same. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your platelet count is low. It would be best if you ruled out the underlying cause for that. You can investigate with the following investigations for further workup. 1) Dengue NS 1 and IgM (immunoglobulin M) ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay). 2) Urea, cre...  Read Full »

Are runny nose and headache symptoms of COVID-19?

Query: Hi doctor, I have fever since yesterday morning at 38-38.2 C. During the afternoon, my temperature went down. Later, the fever came back around midnight at 38 C. I have been out of work since yesterday. Now, my temperature is normal at 36.3 C.  Read Full »


Dr. Ma Loida Sajonas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. May I ask for a few more questions to arrive with a diagnosis? Do you have sore throat, itchy throat, cough, cold, rash, loss of smell and taste? Do you have back pain, difficulty in urinating, or skin lesions like rash? As fever alone is a manifestation of COVID-19...  Read Full »

My son has fever and vomited his malaria medicine. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, My son (2 years 8 months) was hospitalized due to fever along with a sand paper kind of rashes in the body for four days. He was suspected of dengue and the initial blood test showed IgG positive. Herewith I am attaching the discharge summary and all other reports. After getting discharge...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Children vomit after giving malaria medication (Chloroquine). If the child has vomited the medicine immediately after consumption that dose is missed. Hence, it should be repeated. I suggest syrup Emeset (Ondansetron) half an hour before giving the medication....  Read Full »

What is the reason for recurrent fever with chills and joint pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I feel chill and feverish with body and joint pain for a few days. I felt normal after taking medicines, but it recurred again. If I go out, I get chill again. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from chilled feverish pain for a few days. According to your investigation reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), platelet count 0.8 lakhs/cu mm (1.5-4.0)...  Read Full »

How to get rid of fever, body pain, and headache?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past four days, I have body ache, headache and 102 degrees Fahrenheit fever. I am taking Augmentin 375 thrice a day and Paracetamol every three to four hours. Fever comes down to 100, but again increases to 102 once the effect of Paracetamol gets over. I feel so weak. Please sugg...  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you are having fever for three to four days and not having any improvement, then do one blood test CBC with MP (complete blood count with metabolic panel) and one urine routine test. From history it looks like you have viral fever. If the platelet count is low in...  Read Full »

Why is there high fever with low platelet count?

Query: Hi doctor, My nephew, who is 24 years old, is suffering from a high fever (103 - 104) since last night. He is not getting a dry cough or any symptoms of COVID-19 and not having any shivering also. We got his blood tested, and I am enclosing the blood test report. Please advise for further course o...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, your nephew has been suffering from a high fever since last night. I have gone through his blood reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and shown that his platelet count is...  Read Full »

What causes delayed wound healing?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a traveler. Recently, I noticed that any of my cuts were taking a very long time to heal and are never fully recovering. They are leaving a small scar or discoloration. Initially, I thought that the cut did not heal as I was in the water every day for a few hours. Insect bites are t...  Read Full »


Dr. Aditi Gupta Jha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The cut seems to be healed now as most of it show scarring. Other than that, the marks appear from scratching the skin might be due to irritation. Also, the bite is clearly visible and does not look serious. Certain mosquitoes are more notorious for causing itching over ...  Read Full »

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