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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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My friend is suffering from dengue. Can he eat papaya?

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 ha...  Read Full »

My sister has been suffering from dengue for the past five days and still has a fever above 103 degrees Fahrenheit. Is her life in danger?

Query: Hello doctor, My sister is 26 years old. She has been suffering from dengue for the past five days. She has got this fever for the second time now. The first time was eight years ago. Her platelet count today is 1.5 lakhs, PCV is 35 and WBC TC is 1800. She is being given saline along with Sumol, On...  Read Full »

Dr. Kanani Darshan Jayantilal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Dengue is a viral infection transmitted by mosquitoes, and it can cause a wide range of symptoms, from mild fever to severe complications. The severity of dengue can vary from person to person and may depend on several factors, including previous exposure to the virus...  Read Full »

When does platelet count return to normal in dengue?

Query: Hello doctor, My brother has been having dengue fever for the past week. His platelet count was 20,000 three days ago. They increased to 26,000 in the morning but reached 13,000 in the evening. He was given RDP, but the platelet count was 11,000 in the morning, even after transfusion. It has now in...  Read Full »

Dr. Varunbabu Aucha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If the fever spikes are normal for three days, the chances of improving platelet count are quite high. There could be bleeding tendencies when the platelet count is low. After the transfusion, platelets started to increase, which is a good sign.   Read Full »

Why is the platelet count decreasing even after platelet transfusion?

Query: Hello doctor, My mom's platelet count was 6,000 and they did platelet transfusion for six pints and it came about 100,000 and after that, today again it became 13,000. What will be the disease condition and what is the treatment to be followed?  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have not mentioned at what time she got her platelet transfusion and now after how many days the platelet count has been decreased. Dengue, immune thrombocytopenia purpura, uremia, malaria, blood septicemia, drugs, platelet functional disorder, consumptive coagul...  Read Full »

Though dengue is negative, platelet count is going down with fever. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 5 years old, and he was suffering from fever, headache and body pain. He also had some rashes on his face and in some parts of the hands and legs. His fever was ranging from 101 to 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit. After a couple of days, on medication, his temperature became normal bet...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The report suggests some form of viral infection (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have ruled out dengue. He has platelets of 160000 platelets per microliter of blood, and it is in a normal range. There is no medicine available to increase platelet c...  Read Full »

I am having fever along with pain in my back and neck while rotating. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having fever since yesterday, so I had some Paracetamol tablets. After that, I consulted a local doctor today, who prescribed me tablet Paracetamol IP 500 mg, antacid antigas liquid, tablet Becozyme C forte and ORS pouches. Even after seven hours of taking medications, I still ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Based on your symptoms, I would keep the first possibility as dengue as it fits into this diagnosis. So I would suggest you get dengue NS1 (Dengue virus antigen detection) and dengue serology testing. Secondly, get a complete blood count to h...  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. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

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 ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Settipalli Saravan Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 because of cons...  Read Full »

Can you go through my dengue test results and explain them to me?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a fever (100 to 103 F) from the last two days with chills and aches on the knees and hands. I went to a general physician. She prescribed me Mefkind forte and said that if the fever stays for more than a day, I should go for CBC and dengue antigen. But, I have done my CBC and dengu...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Parvez

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your dengue test (NS1) is positive, and the platelet count is normal. You also have mild anemia, most likely due to iron deficiency. Your fasting blood sugar is on the higher side. Please continue to drink plenty of water as it is the main treatment for dengue ...  Read Full »

Why do I have a mild fever and body ache, even after 20 days of being diagnosed with jaundice?

Query: Hi doctor, I began having a low-grade fever twenty days back, and I was diagnosed with dengue. My treatment was Paracetamol 500 mg, papaya leaf extract tablets, and fluids. My main concern is that I still have a low-grade fever today with back aches, headache near temples, ringing in my ears, tiredn...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Firstly, it is nothing serious. It is probably a post dengue syndrome. This is nearly present in 25 % patients after dengue. This is some weakness, fatigue, and other symptoms, which usually follows a viral infection and resolves with time. Also, tests are normal inclu...  Read Full »

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