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My mother is suffering from dengue and has NS1 virus. The doctor has prescribed ORS, paracetamol and domperidone. But I read that in dengue fever one should avoid taking paracetamol tablets. So should she keep taking paracetamol tablets or no. And what precautions should be taken and please suggest any remedies for it.

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Paracetamol is for fever others are not used.
Please follow your doctor. Google can't replace a doctor. Paracetamol in excess is bad in a controlled dosage it is fine. Best you can do is use it when temp goes in excess of 101 degree F. Rest and light diet is advised, that your doctor already might have told you. Relax and follow the treatment of your doctor.
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you can take paracetamol in dengue. But if there is no fever don't take it
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Hello lybrate-user. If it's NS1 positive then you need to be cautious. Monitor platelet count regularly. Watch out for any rash or red patches on skin, black stools, bleeding gums, chest pain and shortness of breath. All the pain killers should be avoided in dengue as they can cause gastrointestinal tract bleeding. You may use paracetamol as it has more antipyretic action than anti inflammatory action. Recovery is the rule and no need to be panic. You only need platelet transfusion when there is evidence of hemorrhage and less than 10000 cells. So Absolute bed rest is recommended to avoid unnecessary injury and subsequent bleeding. Give plenty of fluids, fruits. Take care If still need further assistance please contact.
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