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Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever

Dengue hemorrhagic fever is an infection caused by the dengue virus. It commonly affects children under 10 years. It occurs when a person is bitten by a mosquito or exposed to the blood infected with the dengue virus. The symptoms are abdominal pain, hemorrhage (bleeding), and circulatory collapse. It is treated by pain relievers, and in severe cases, hospital care is required.

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Why does my 6-year-old daughter have fever, rashes, and skin peeling?

Query: Hello doctor, My 6-year-old daughter has got mild rashes all over her body. It is associated with a high fever. She got such rashes twice earlier that have stayed for seven to nine days. After the rashes subside, the skin around her elbows, knees, and fingertips is peeling. What could be the reason...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhaisara Baraturam Bhagrati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. High-grade fever with rashes can occur due to multiple causes. But, the more common condition that causes such symptoms is dengue fever. Therefore, I suggest you get her a blood test to check her platelet count. High-grade fever with rash...  Read Full »

Why is my wife bleeding from the anus after abortion?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife was admitted to hospital due to incomplete abortion and dengue fever NS1 reactive. She had 6 weeks pregnancy. Doctor has done surgical abortion and it was found dengue fever after blood test. She was admitted for three days. Her initial platelet count was 150000 and later 180000, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to How reliable were those blood tests? If those were reliable, then there is no need to worry for bleeding from two sites. Otherwise, repeat it from a good place. Secondly, just start any birth control pill from today as it will lessen the bleeding. I suggest Laxit plus...  Read Full »

Why does my son have a continuous fever?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is suffering from a fever. He has constant 100 to 102 degrees Fahrenheit of fever with throat pain for the last 15 days. Blood tests indicate negative for malaria and typhoid. We consulted an ENT specialist and he indicated tonsillitis. No relief is foreseen anywhere shortly. Are ...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It would be helpful if you did a CBC (complete blood count) and CRP (C-reactive protein). From that, we can understand the level of infection. Also, tonsillitis can be so severe that it may last for up to 10 days. Betadine gargling three times a day with warm wat...  Read Full »

I have headaches, dizziness, and blurry vision post-dengue. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 39-year-old male who recently recovered from dengue fever that I had for the past two weeks. Over the last two days, I have been experiencing severe headaches, dizziness, and occasional blurriness in my vision. I am genuinely scared and confused about what might be happening to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. Yes, it is possible that your symptoms could be related to complications of dengue fever. Dengue fever can sometimes cause secondary infections or complications, such as dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) or dengue shock sy...  Read Full »

How to manage 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*10^3/microliter of blood as of yesterday ...  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 on al...  Read Full »

What to be done next if one is tested positive for dengue?

Query: Hello doctor, A relative of mine is admitted to a local hospital and tested positive for dengue. His platelet count was checked thrice. The first time they checked it was yesterday afternoon, and the count was 83,000. The second time they tested him yesterday evening and the count was 81,000. The th...  Read Full »

Dr. Girish Chandrakant Kamat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Fever with body ache is one of the typical symptoms of dengue fever. There is absolutely no need to worry as long as the platelet count is more than 20,000 per microliter of blood. Only if this threshold is crossed, there is a risk of bleeding. Even in such situatio...  Read Full »

Why do I have tiredness and sick feeling?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18 year old girl. I have been feeling very weak and tired. I am not getting sleep during the night and so I sleep throughout the day and wake up in the evening. I smoke and drink. Last weekend, I felt horribly sick after drinking. I get major headaches at times on the right side o...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for providing a detailed history. We need to address your concerns regarding weight loss, feeling sick, and experiencing dizziness. To better understand your condition, we recommend obtaining the following investigations and uploading the results. Given your...  Read Full »

Why do I have a runny stomach and black stools after flu?

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 »

Dr. Settipalli Saravan Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

I suffer from dengue, and my platelets have reduced. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from dengue fever. My consecutive platelet results are as follows. First day morning the count was 85000 platelets per microliter (μL) of blood and the same evening it dropped to 64000 platelets per microliter (μL) of blood. The next day it was 56000 platelets per microli...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I assure you not to worry as all things may get settled with proper care and follow up. Dengue fever is of two types; classic type and dengue hemorrhagic fever. In both the cases we have to keep the treatment strategy in different ways. There is no definite cure for the ...  Read Full »

I have a fear of having dengue again and losing my life. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I had dengue fever. I have recovered now. People say if I am affected again, it is a life threat, and I cannot get a life again, more chances of death. My parents see an alliance with me. So I feel very panicky. So please help me, doctor. Will it affect me a second time? Can I get my life ...  Read Full »

Dr. Chandwadkar Ashish

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Dengue, once you get you are immune to that particular strain of virus, but if it gets you a second time (a different strain of virus) it might become DHF (dengue hemorrhagic fever), which is life-threatening. Do you know you must keep your immunity strong and stay hydrat...  Read Full »

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