Doctors for Dengue fever in Nathanallur, Kanchipuram
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Dengue fever is a disease caused viruses that are transmitted by mosquitoes. The symptoms of dengue fever include severe joint and muscle pain, swollen lymph nodes, headache, fever, exhaustion, and rash. The presence of fever, rash, and headache is characteristic of dengue fever.
HOW IS DENGUE FEVER DIAGNOSED?
Dengue fever testing is used to determine whether a person with symptoms and any cases of exposure to being infected by dengue. The infection is difficult to diagnose without laboratory tests because symptoms may are similar to other diseases, such as malaria. Two types of testing are available which are antibody tests and molecular testing (PCR).
HOW IS DENGUE FEVER TREATED?
Because dengue fever is caused by a virus, there are no specific antibiotics to treat it. Antiviral medications are also not indicated for dengue fever. For typical dengue, the treatment is concerned with relief of the symptoms and signs. Home remedies such as rest and fluid intake (oral rehydration) are important. Pain relievers such as aspirin and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) should only be taken under a doctor's supervision because of the possibility of worsening bleeding complications. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) and codeine may be given for a severe headache and for joint and muscle pain (myalgia). Ayurvedic and homeopathic medications also can ease the symptoms
DID YOU KNOW?
Massive bleeding is also known as dengue shock syndrome.