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 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

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

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 »

Kindly help with my mother's fever and constipation.

Query: Hi doctor, My mother aged 70 years has been suffering from sore throat and fever for the last three days. The fever is not very high and it is around 100.5 degree Fahrenheit. She is taking Crocin for the same. She had slightly low platelet count around 1.38 lakhs as of yesterday morning. To give ba...  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Child Health Specialist, Family Physician, Paediatrician, Pediatric Allergy Asthma Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since you are giving a history of your father suffering from same complaints with low platelet, generally this could be a viral infection probably dengue. I would suggest you to look for any bleeding tendency or rashes over the body. Get her platelets checked ...  Read Full »

Why does my platelet count decrease consistently?

Query: Hi doctor, I just wanted to ask a question. My platelets count is consistently low when examined. What is the cause for the decrease in platelet count? I am not sure what are the tests checked? I am taking tablet Zoloft.  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to the history, you are having low platelet count. The various causes are dengue, malaria, hemolytic anemia, ITP (idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura), hypersplenism, a viral infection like hepatitis, EBV (Epstein Barr virus), HIV (human immunodeficiency virus...  Read Full »

High fever due to dengue. Can antibiotics be given to cure it?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter, 21 years old, has a fever (100 degF to 101 degF) and nausea for the last five days. She has very low appetite and abdominal pain. Among all other tests, the CBC test worries me. The test result reveals that her WBC count is 3300, neutrophils 83 % and lymphocytes 11 %, pla...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Radiodiagnosis Physician, Radiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your query in detail. Please find my observations below: Your daughter has slightly low hemoglobin and platelets (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The normal hemoglobin is considered above 12 and platelets more than 150000. RBC count ...  Read Full »

Why do I get fever only in midnight?

Query: Hi doctor, For the last three days, I got a fever with chills between 2 AM to 4 AM. Remaining time all day no fever but having a headache. Recently, I had many mosquito bites. I am currently on paracetamol 650.  Read Full »


Dr. Manju Jayasimha Pula Jayaram

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Mostly, it will be infectious causes that we will have to rule out first. Since you are already taking Paracetamol, that would be enough in terms of medications. But it is already three days, and we will have to get the blood tests done. We need to see 1. Complete blood c...  Read Full »

Will dengue fever occur twice?

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with dengue towards the end of last month. I was hospitalized for five days. I went through a lot during that period and since coming out of the hospital, I have developed this phobia that I might have dengue again because my area is dengue prone with lots of mosquitoes....  Read Full »


Dr. Lohit Chauhan

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The fact that dengue cannot happen in the same season is true to some extent but not absolutely. Let me explain. Dengue is a viral infection caused by the bite of infected ades aegypti mosquito. Every mosquito bite will not lead to dengue fever as for infection to h...  Read Full »

I am having sore throat with cough, sneezing, joint pain, and runny nose. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past two weeks I have had the following symptoms: Sore throat that feel inflammed and slightly swollen, a cough, sneezing, and runny nose constantly, severe aches in my joints especially my right shoulder and wrist, my temperature keeps jumping from really high to low, constant h...  Read Full »


Dr. Ankush Gupta

Criticalcare Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Bodyaches, petechiae (rashes), fatigue and dehydration points towards the diagnosis of dengue fever which may be associated with your other symptoms of sore throat and cough. To confirm that you need to undergo some tests like total blood count (platelet count), DLC, Hb...  Read Full »

Can low blood pressure and symptoms of anemia be related to dengue?

Query: Hi doctor, Female, 34 years old, 164 cm height, and 74 kg weight. Last month I suffered from dengue fever DHF NS1 antigen positive right lung pneumonia right lung pleval effusion, ascites, and type 1 respiratory failure, anemia and PV bleeding. Now after recovery, I consulted doctor, he carried out...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The positive direct coombs test is suggestive of some form of hemolytic anemia in which antibody bind to red blood cells. The DCT could be positive because of immune hemolytic anemia. Dengue infection is form of viral infection and it can cause immune hemolytic anemi...  Read Full »

How can platelets count be increased in a dengue patient?

Query: Hello doctor, My friend has been diagnosed with dengue fever since last week evening. His platelets were 1,35,000 five days back, then decreased a day later to 1,17,0000. Then next day night he was admitted in hospital because his platelets reduce again and count was 80,000. After admitting, his pl...  Read Full »


Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, admitting the patient will not lead to an improvement in platelet count. The patient will be advised admission when the platelet counts are low because of the risk associated with bleeding due to low platelet count. Secondly, initially, there will be high-...  Read Full »

My friend's platelet count is low with dengue. Is it good to have papaya to increase the platelet count?

Query: Hello doctor,I am asking this question for a friend. His platelet count has dropped to 33000, and he has also been diagnosed with dengue. We have heard papaya, and papaya juice helps increase the platelet count. However, he has diarrhea and vomitings as well. He is admitted in a hospital and is on I...  Read Full »


Dr. Vijay Kumar Kumawat

General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query carefully, and I want to suggest you that papaya helps increase the platelet count. The only treatment for dengue is fluid therapy, your friend must be on i.v fluid, and he will recover soon.Secondly thing, you told me that your friend also has...  Read Full »

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