Doctors for Chikungunya in Gopankoppa, Hubli-Dharwad
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Chikungunya is a virus that is carried by mosquitoes. This can cause acute joint pain and fever as well as fatigue, excessive weakness, headaches and even rashes. The symptoms usually come on within two to three days after being bitten by the infected mosquito.
HOW IS CHIKUNGUNYA DIAGNOSED?
The test is usually conducted by the general surgeon in order to diagnose the issue. Blood tests are usually carried out to find out if the infected virus has entered the blood stream. Also, the doctor may ask you questions pertaining to whether or not you have travelled to regions that have such mosquitoes as well as the time of your exposure.
HOW IS CHIKUNGUNYA TREATED?
There is no specific antiviral drug treatment for chikungunya. Treatment is directed primarily at relieving the symptoms, including the joint pain using anti-pyretics, optimal analgesics and fluids. There is no commercial chikungunya vaccine.
DID YOU KNOW?
Once a person gets infected with chikungunya, he or she is likely to develop antibodies for the virus and this implies, he or she is protected from future infections.