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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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

Family Physician

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

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

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

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

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

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

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

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

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

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 »

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