Q. My platelet count is decreasing, but dengue and malaria are negative. Please suggest.

Answered by
Dr. Kaveri Dandapani
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Dec 02, 2017

Hello doctor,

I have a high-grade fever for the past six days. I checked for Widal test which was positive initially. My platelet counts were at 2.2 lakhs and now it is on a decreasing trend at 1.4 now. Also, the leucocyte count went from 7700 to 2400. Dengue and malaria test are negative. Kindly suggest me what to do. I am taking Monocef, Oflaxin, Pan 40 and Dolo 650.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

You can continue the same treatment.

  1. If the temperature does not come down in one or two days, we will go for further tests.
  2. Do not worry about platelets. It may go down in other diseases also.
  3. Since you are in the hospital, they will be checking your CBC (complete blood count) often. If it further comes down, they will infuse platelets into you.
  4. Regarding your WBC (white blood cells), it should be checked again and if needed, leukocytes will be infused.
  5. Eat well. Have only well-cooked rice and soft food at frequent intervals.
  6. Avoid fried, oily, food. Avoid coconuts and egg.

Revert with further reports. Take care.

For more information consult a general medicine physician online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/general-medicine-physician

Was this answer helpful?


Also Read Answers From:

Comprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Related Questions & Answers

What has to be done for fever and chills in 3 years 6 months old child?

Query: Hello doctor, Fever and chills in a child of age 3 years 6 months. A mild cough is also noticed. What can I do?  Read Full »

Chikungunya Fever

Article Overview: In rapidly urbanizing cities, it has become a regular phenomenon to have a post monsoon surge of fever cases. Chikungunya is also one among them. Read Article

Dr. Anshuman Srivastava
General Medicine Physician

Fever has many causes viral being one of them. Viral fever is very common during the change of seasons. Different viruses like influenza virus, flavivirus, etc., can cause febrile illnesses. The viral infection can be acquired either through direct contact with the patient (droplet infecti...  Read Article

Homeopathic Travel Kit: A List of Remedies to Carry on Your Trip

Article Overview: Vacation is a time when you should enjoy with your family and friends, but a sick person can ruin the vacation. You may not find doctors or medical help around, especially if you are vacationing at a remote place. In such situations, homeopathy can save your vacation. Read Article

Dr. Sheetal Kamble
Homeopathic Physician

Vacation is a time when you enjoy with your family and friends, but a sick person can ruin the holiday. You may not find doctors or any medical help around, especially if you are vacationing at a remote place. In such situations, homeopathy can save your vacation. Most people carry medicines with t...  Read Article

Also Read

COVID-19 Vaccines
A COVID-19 vaccine provides acquired immunity against the new Coronavirus. Read the article to know everything about the...  Read more»
Does CD marker help in identification of blood cancer?
Hi doctor, I am a 25-year-old male suffering from joint pain and pain in the knees. I also have nausea, vomiting, gynec...  Read more»
I suddenly got fainted and woked up with bruising in eyes. Why?
Hi doctor,I am 28 years old with normal weight and following a vegetarian diet. Last month, I fainted at home and my fri...  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask a General Medicine Physician Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: All health Q&As published on this website are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek the advice from your physician or other qualified health-care providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website.