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Are body pain, headache and skin rashes symptoms of dengue?


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Answered by

Dr. Payas Joshi

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iCliniq medical review team

Published At September 28, 2016
Reviewed AtFebruary 7, 2024

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

My daughter is 10 years old. For the past eight days, she has been suffering from body pain, headache, and some skin irritation. Her doctor said that it is pitta acidity. There is no improvement till date. Last year, during rainy season, she had some face and body irritation problem, which solved after taking Alerid tablet. Please help.

Answered by Dr. Payas Joshi


Welcome to icliniq.com. To understand the condition better I need to know the following things.

1. Where is the pain? Does she have generalized body pain or any joint pain ? Please specify.

2. What is the location of a headache, either forehead or back of the head? How does it improve and when is it more?

3. Is there any vomiting or abdomen pain? Are there any rashes over her body?

4. Have you measured the temperature by thermometer? Is there any cough?

Patient's Query

Thank you doctor,

She has a general body pain. The headache is more on the forehead and back during the afternoon and after school hours. She has more abdominal pain during afternoon and night that is particularly after food. Sometimes, before food she feels nauseous. But, there is no actual vomiting. In the morning and evening, I observed rashes on her body, which are there for only 10 to 15 minutes and vanish away. Also, she has irritation of the same. Her body temperature is not measured. She is feeling chill, but there is no fever or cough. Are these symptoms of dengue? Should we go for any blood test?

Answered by Dr. Payas Joshi


Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Yes, it definitely seems to be a viral illness. Kindly measure the temperature with a thermometer and check for fever. Ask her to drink plenty of water, juices and fluids. I suggest continuing P-250 (Paracetamol) 8 hourly for three days. This is not probably dengue, but still investigate for it to be on safer side.

Investigations to be done

1. Complete blood count. 2.Dengue serology. 3. Malarial parasite card test.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Payas Joshi
Dr. Payas Joshi


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