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Hi mam my igm is negative and igg is positive but Dr. is giving me the antibiotics from last 1 month, it will any affect to my baby with the antibiotics tablets.

Dr. Debasish Pal 87% (67 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Kolkata
Hi mam my igm is negative and igg is positive but Dr. is giving me the antibiotics from last 1 month, it will any aff...
Why are you taking antibiotics, do you have any infections why was IGM and IGG done. All antibiotics do not harm the baby.
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Cyclone Titli - Ways To Manage Diseases It Can Cause!

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
General Physician, Faridabad
Cyclone Titli - Ways To Manage Diseases It Can Cause!

Cyclone 'Titli', which has has been categorised as a 'very severe cyclonic storm', hit the coastal Odisha region at a daunting speed of 140-150 kmph. The cyclone has already caused a lot of destruction in the region and the government has deployed NDRF teams to carry out rescue operations.

Titli, which means 'Butterfly' in English, has uprooted many trees and electricity poles but fortunately has yet not caused any casualties. India Meteorological Department has said that the cyclone will weaken gradually with the decreasing wind speed, but the aftermath of this cyclone can be very unpleasant for the people living near the coastal areas.

Where Titli has created a havoc in India, Hurricane Michael, a category 4 monster storm, has reached Florida. Over half-a-million have been either ordered or advised to evacuate as it inched closer to Panama City. It has already caused 14 deaths in Central America and is still going strong.

Such cyclonic storms and hurricanes not only disturb the normal life during their stay in the region but also lead to spread of various diseases.

Diseases which can spread:

Apart from the risk of serious mental trauma during the cyclonic period, the possibility of spread of water and vector-borne diseases also increase.

Following are the waterborne diseases it can cause:

  • Cholera
  • Hepatitis A
  • Amoebiasis
  • Typhoid fever
  • Cryptosporidiosis
  • Cyclosporiasis
  • Giardiasis
  • Microsporidiosis
  • Naegleriasis
  • Botulism
  • Campylobacteriosis
  • Dysentery
  • Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome

Vector-borne diseases that can spread:

  • Chikungunya
  • Dengue fever
  • Lymphatic filariasis
  • Rift Valley fever
  • Yellow fever
  • Zika
  • Malaria
  • Lymphatic filariasis
  • Japanese encephalitis
  • Lymphatic filariasis
  • West Nile fever

Ways to prevent Vector-borne diseases:

Once the tragedy ends, people should ignore being in vegetated areas to avoid encounter with insects, like mosquitoes. People should wear protective clothing and avoid using perfumes which may attract mosquitos.

Pregnant women should also try not to go outside their houses during peak times of mosquito activity.

Here are some more preventive measures for vector-borne diseases:

  • Apply insect repellents to exposed by body parts as well as clothing
  • Do not apply it to wounds or irritated skin
  • Take a bath or wash your body after returning home
  • Wash the clothes after every single time you go out
  • Sleep in netted or screened area

Measures to prevent waterborne diseases:

Waterborne diseases transmit when contaminated water is used for purposes including drinking, washing uncooked vegetables, brushing teeth and washing dentures or contact lenses. Here are the other ways to prevent waterborne diseases:

  • Drink purified water only
  • If your area has sanitation problems, avoid coming in contact with outside water.
  • Do not use untreated water from a spring, river, lake or pond
  • Do not always consider boiled water safe for consumption as it does not contain chlorine to avoid recontamination
  • Avoid using ice cubes
  • Avoid eating outside
  • Maintain good hygiene by using soaps and sanitisers

The cyclonic storm will pass off soon but will create several issues that would require proper attention to be prevented. So, after surviving it, you must follow the above-mentioned measures to stay safe and healthy.

After taking my dengue antibodies test, I got IgG positive IgM negative NS1 AG negative Platelet count is :- 151 Do I have dengue right now?

Dr. Sajeev Kumar 91% (27439 ratings)
C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
After taking my dengue antibodies test, I got IgG positive IgM negative NS1 AG negative Platelet count is :- 151
Do I...
You do not have dengue as per this report .Positive IgM and IgG tests for dengue antibodies detected in an initial blood sample mean that it is likely that the person became infected with dengue virus within recent weeks. If the IgG is positive but the IgM is low or negative, then it is likely that the person had an infection sometime in the past. While IgM is an indicator of a current infection, an IgG indicates a recent or past exposure to the illness. IgM is the first antibody that the body produces in an acute infection.
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What are the symptoms of dengue my friend is having body ache and fever from last 2 weeks.

Dr. Mandakini 93% (253 ratings)
Bams
Ayurveda, Noida
What are the symptoms of dengue my friend is having body ache and fever from last 2 weeks.
Sudden, high fever Severe headaches Pain behind the eyes or in forehead Severe joint and muscle pain Fatigue Nausea Vomiting, just go to the Dr. For blood investigation and consultation for proper treatment.
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Hi, I have been suffering from dengue and its been almost a week now. I got rid of the fever but this morning I found some rashes in some parts of my body and those are irritating. Is that a sign of danger or recovering? What should I do?

Dr. Mandakini 93% (253 ratings)
Bams
Ayurveda, Noida
Hi, I have been suffering from dengue and its been almost a week now. I got rid of the fever but this morning I found...
It is the sign of hemorrhagic fever, consult to your dr, take guduchi steam boiled water as a tea to improve immunity or aloeveera juice mixed with water, try haldi, chandan lep if fever is subside.
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I am suffering from body weakness after dengue fever, please suggest me something.

Dr. Nash Kamdin 94% (4829 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am suffering from body weakness after dengue fever, please suggest me something.
Dear Lybrateuser, - To recover from weakness have a well balanced diet with more of fruits, vegetables, protein foods such as eggs, lean meats, milk & milk products, beans, pulses, sprouts, nuts - have plenty of oral fluids including 8-10 glasses of water per day for proper hydration - have a multivitamin tablet daily morning.
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Hello sir my question was about my son 5 year he got dengue infection 5 days complete but fever normal 100 only (first day platelets less 2 lakhs twenty thousand) five day was 1lkah fifty thousand and wbc now 3000 please help me.

Dr. Pulak Mukherjee 89% (6091 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Hooghly
Hello sir my question was about my son 5 year he got dengue infection 5 days complete but fever normal 100 only (firs...
It's normal,, gradually it will be better,,u should do proper homoeopathic treatment which will help to solve this
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I am pregnant for 2 months, My brother is infected with dengue, his platelet count began to raise now after going down to 100000. How long after getting the infection can dengue spread? Is it safe for me to stay at the same place now?

Dr. C.S. Sidana 88% (84 ratings)
MBBS, DNB, Indian Diploma In Critical Care Medicine
General Physician, Gurgaon
I am pregnant for 2 months, My brother is infected with dengue, his platelet count began to raise now after going dow...
It is safe for you to stay at home as dengue doesn't spread from one human being to another, it spreads by mosquito bite. So take precautions wear full sleeve cloths, mosquito repellents like All-out should be switched on 24 hrs in your room. Apply Odomos when you are going out specially when you are going to park.
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