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Mosquito Borne Infections

Mosquito-borne infections are spread by the bite of the infected mosquito. Diseases spread by mosquitoes are the Zika virus, West Nile virus, chikungunya virus, dengue, malaria, yellow fever, filariasis, ross river fever, and Saint Louis encephalitis, and Japanese encephalitis.

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I have recently developed flat pink dots on my chest that do not hurt or itch. What are these?

Query: Hello doctor, I have recently developed flat pink dots on my chest that do not hurt or itch. I have attached a photo of the same. They came after a heavy weekend of drinking and probably the worst hangover I have ever had. The night before the hangover, I had my shirt off for a good time and was out...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your post and image (attachment removed to protect patient identity), which you have posted. You have acute onset maculopapular rash, with no other associated symptom like fever, cough, body aches, etc. Any maculopapular rash in adults with no above me...  Read Full »

How does climate change affect diseases like dengue?

Query: Hello doctor,I am concerned about the impact of climate change on public health, especially regarding the potential for disease outbreaks such as dengue fever. Can you provide insights into how climate change may influence the spread of diseases like dengue fever? Additionally, are there proactive m...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to read your query and can understand your concern. Yes, climate change is expected to have a significant impact on the spread of diseases like dengue fever, as warmer temperatures and changing rainfall patterns create more favorable conditions for disease-carrying mosqui...  Read Full »

I have a headache and body pains after being bitten by mosquitoes. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, Mosquitoes have bitten me, and I am worried about my symptoms. I am having a severe headache that started behind my eyes but progressed to being quite a sharp pain on the top left side of my head. Today, I woke up feeling very lethargic and quite weak. I have also been feeling occasion...  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Thanks for your query. Thailand has mosquitoes that cause malaria (Anopheles ), Dengue (Aedes aegypti), Chikungunya ( Aedes albopictus) very commonly. While malaria causes spleen enlargement and liver inflammation, Chikungunya causes body pain, andjoint pains, Dengue causes rashes and body pain in...  Read Full »

Please tell me some ayurveda medicine for chikungunya.

Query: Hi doctor, My mom and my 15 year old sister are suffering from chikungunya. Please suggest some ayurveda remedies or medicine for chikungunya. Also, please suggest any preventive medicines as well.  Read Full »

Dr. Santhosh M D

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We cannot do much things with ayurveda when the condition is acute. But, there are a lot of things that you can do to cure after effects of chikungunya and to prevent it. My advice is to get ayurveda medicines from some recommended and renowned ayurveda pharmacies.   Read Full »

Can a mosquito transmit HIV?

Query: Hello doctor, Regarding the transmission of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) by mosquitoes, I have following query. I know the virus does not survive in insects, but what if some mosquito bites a very high viral load HIV-infected person and then bites an uninfected person on his wound, who crushes...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder K. Sachdeva

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is good that you have an interest in HIV transmission. If there had been HIV transmission from mosquito bites, you could have imagined the situation on our planet earth. Unlike other mosquito-borne diseases, HIV is unable to replicate in the gut of the mosquito, so it'...  Read Full »

I am worried about getting malaria or dengue due to stagnant water. What precautions should I take?

Query: Hi doctor, We reside in a rented house in a building with six other residences. During the rainy season, there is a shared space in front of our house where water might get stagnant for a time. In addition, we are troubled by mosquitoes in the evening. Furthermore, we have children in practically ev...  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. The most effective preventative method is to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes. First, ensure there is no standing water in the house or nearby area. Secondly, dress in clothing that covers your entire body. And thirdly, apply mosquito repe...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest some preventive measures for elephantiasis.

Query: Hi doctor, Two of my neighbors are infected with elephantiasis. I am afraid as mosquitos are frequent in our area. Please suggest me the measures of prevention.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Filariasis is transmitted by the culex mosquito. So, I appreciate your knowledge that you know filariasis is transmitted by mosquito bites. The most efficient first step for prevention is to avoid mosquito bites by using personal protection measures. Use skin cream a...  Read Full »

My 7-year-old neighbor died of malaria. What safety measures should I follow?

Query: Hi doctor, Last week my neighbor who is a 7-year-old boy died due to malaria. I am not able to overcome it and I am very depressed. And, I have a few questions, 1. Why are there no vaccines for malaria? 2. What are the common measures for curing diseases like malaria? 3. How can malaria be eradicate...  Read Full »

Dr. Muntaqa Butt

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. I have shared a few points on malaria, 1. Usually malaria is not fatal, but it can become fatal if not managed properly. 2. Death rates due to malaria have significantly decreased in the last couple of years. 3....  Read Full »

Does my friend with dengue need a blood transfusion?

Query: Hello doctor,My friend has a blood count of 32,000 cells/cu mm. He has been suffering from dengue for four days. He is admitted to a hospital for the same. The doctors are saying to conduct a blood transfusion. I am not sure what that is. Kindly reply.  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Parvez

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In dengue infection, the platelets are destroyed and thus cause a low platelet count. It is not advised to transfuse platelets to a patient who has a platelet count of more than 10 thousand. However, if the physician feels there is a need for transfusion, then he shou...  Read Full »

What can I do protect myself from contracting malaria?

Query: Hello doctor, Malaria is spreading throughout my neighborhood, and I am worried if I will contract it too. Also, I have had some mosquito bites, but there are no symptoms. So, is there any vaccine to prevent it? How can I protect myself from it? What step should I take? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. C. Elanchezhian

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. However, I would suggest you take the tablet Chloroquine 200 mg once weekly for prevention, and also, use mosquito repellents and net. Thank you.  Read Full »

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