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Covid situation in india is now getting critical now. I was diagnosed with dengue in nov 2019. I have weak immunity compared to others. Is it safe for me to take multivitamins in order to increase my immunity. Can you please suggest some?

Dr.Vijay Kumar Kalavakunta 92% (18ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurvedic Doctor, Kollam
Covid situation in india is now getting critical now. I was diagnosed with dengue in nov 2019. I have weak immunity c...
Hello lybrate-user, as it is true that, immunity system plays an important role that prevents many diseases. You can boost your immunity with ayurvedic remedies which are popular now. Simple chyawan prash also will help you, however, I suggest you to consult me and I will guide you accordingly.
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Hi my sister in laws has fever from last 15 days & temperature around 101-104. Today also her fever is 104 all test are done such as urine, dengue, covid 19, malaria geoendince etc but nothing is found. We are giving doctor suggested medicine but no relief please suggest.

Dr.D K Bhatta Mishra 88% (241ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
General Physician, Jamshedpur
Hi my sister in laws has fever from last 15 days & temperature around 101-104. Today also her fever is 104 all test a...
She should be hospitalized as she will require injectable antibiotics along with intravenous fluids & investigations like blood culture & sensitivity, x-ray of chest & ultrasound of abdomen.
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Dear sir /madam. My recent cbc report has shown that I have suffering from dengue fever. Where my igg antibody shown - 2.91. Igm antibody shown - 1.89 and through total blood count lymphocytes level shown - 47%cells/cumm between the level of 20-40. And impression given- lymphocytosis. So is there anything to be worried here. Somebody please suggest. Thanks.

Dr.S.K. Tandon 97% (47165ratings)
M.D. Consultant Pathologist, CCEBDM Diabetes, PGDS Sexology USA, CCMTD Thyroid, ACDMC Heart Disease, CCMH Hypertension, ECG, CCCS ( CARDIOLOGY & STROKE)
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
Dear sir /madam. My recent cbc report has shown that I have suffering from dengue fever. Where my igg antibody shown ...
As both igg and igm present what about ns1 you have already recovered from dengue so need not to worry.
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Dengue & Chikungunya - How Can Homeopathy Battle This Combo?

Dr.G.R. Agrawal 97% (28633ratings)
DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopathy Doctor, Patna
Dengue & Chikungunya - How Can Homeopathy Battle This Combo?

Many surveys have proved that homeopathic medicines are extremely effective in treating all these cases of viral fever related to Dengue and Chikungunya, thereby help in restoring the health of the patient. Let us see one by one how homeopathy can help in the prevention and cure of both:

Dengue:
Dengue is a mosquito-borne infectious disease, which causes flu-like symptoms. The disease is caused by 4 different viruses and is spread by the Aedes species of mosquitos. Dengue affects your blood cells, which in turn results in a sudden drop in the platelet count. Ideally, the platelet count ranges from 1.5-4 lacs, but in people affected by dengue virus, the platelet count goes down to as low as 20,000-40,000. This condition can be fatal. The onset on dengue is through fever. Dengue is one of the diseases that is transmitted through parasites like mosquitoes. Often it tends to occur in most of the tropical countries.

Symptoms of dengue can vary from mild to severe-

Dengue symptoms usually develop 4-7 days after the mosquito bite. So many times the person affected by the virus does not realize that he/she has already been infected. If the fever does not subside in 3-4 days, one should immediately consult a doctor and have himself diagnosed.

Prevention and Cure through Homeopathy:
The Homeopathic approach to prevention and cure include:

  1. It is an effective way through which immune-modulation of patients is done without having the risk of any side-effect.
  2. The choice of homeopathic drugs depends upon an individual’s response to infection and the severity of the virus.
  3. The symptoms of the patients affected are studied carefully to decide upon the curative as well as preventive homeopathic medicines.

Chikungunya:

Similar to dengue, the chikungunya virus is spread by an infected female mosquito- the Aedes genus mosquito. Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on any person affected by this virus. Unlike dengue, this viral disease is rarely fatal. However, the symptoms of chikungunya can be long-lasting, severe and debilitating.

The major symptoms of chikungunya include-

In 2006, Chikungunya affected approximately 40,000 people, out of which nearly 1316 cases turned out to be fatal.

Prevention and Cure through Homeopathy:

Prevention
In Homeopathy, there is a concept known as “Genus Epidemicus”, which helps as a preventive remedy in an epidemic like this. This concept involves:

  1. Clinical picture of a group of patients in a specific locality gets studied and hence the most appropriate remedy is selected as the Genus Epidemicus for Chikungunya.
  2. Genus Epidemicus helps in increasing person’s immunity to such a level that even after mosquito bites; it is unable to produce any active disease in the person’s body.

Cure

  1. Homeopathic medicines get prescribed as per the clinical presentation of the patient, which become very effective in giving relief from the complaints during Chikungunya.
  2. Homeopathy is effective in all kinds of viral diseases.
  3. The pills given are simply chewed on the tongue and tastes sweet.
  4. These medicines do not cause any kind of gastric irritation.

Why Homoeopathy?

Since there are no effective medications, vaccines or treatment options for Dengue and Chikungunya, the only way to steer clear of these diseases is to prevent their occurrence. Homoeopathy medicines and remedies are very effective in preventing and curing the mosquito-borne diseases, Dengue and Chikungunya. These medicines are prepared from natural substances, hence are extremely safe. Eupatorium perfoliatum is a perennial plant, the extracts of which are used in preparing homoeopathy drugs for dengue. This helps ease the pain in the joints and in the eyeballs. This wonder plant also helps you recover from a severe headache. Arsenic album, a solution made from diluted aqueous arsenic trioxide, can ease symptoms like nausea and vomiting. Belladonna can cure high fever; reduce skin rashes and swelling in the joints.

Apart from these, health awareness is mandatory for the prevention of these diseases. Clean surroundings, practising good hygiene play a major role in averting prevalence of mosquito-borne diseases.

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Dengue - Know Regimen For It!

Paru Sharma 90% (10ratings)
MBBS, Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital & Healthcare Management
General Physician, Delhi
Dengue - Know Regimen For It!

Dengue is a mosquito-borne disease that causes severe body pain, fever, rash, dehydration, and weakness in the body. Dengue fever is caused by a family of viruses called Flaviviridae. It is generally called DENV (Dengue Virus). It generally occurs in tropical parts of the world.

Dengue is a fairly new disease in the world, and not many people understand how to care for a patient going through dengue fever. This article will present the steps that should be taken by someone who is suffering from Dengue.

Initial Steps One Should Take

The first step of caring when contacted with this disease is to go to a doctor and get checked. Doctor will get some tests done to verify that the condition is indeed Dengue. After the doctor prescribes medication, self-care begins. Here are some.

Do’s and Don’ts one should follow which help to cure from Dengue Fever.

Do’s

  1. The patient should have plenty of liquids.  
  2. The number of platelets should also be monitored on a regular basis.
  3. The rise of Hematocrit (PCV) should be checked every day and informed by the physician.
  4.  A thermometer should be present at all times to check the temperature of the patient.
  5.  If the patient has a high fever, then dip a sponge in cool water and slowly wash the body with it.
  6. Upon high fever, one should only take Paracetamol and Acetaminophen. Doctor should be consulted before taking any medication.
  7. The patient should also check the number of trips taken to the bathroom, in order to keep a track of the urination cycle.
  8. Check if the patient has a dry mouth and lips. Dehydration is very common with people contacted with dengue and needs to have water and electrolytes supplements every now and then.
  9. It is very important to check the CBC (complete blood count) of the patient daily as directed by physician. Call a pathology technician every day to get a blood test as recommended by the doctor to keep the platelet and the haematocrits in check. 

Don’ts

  1. Do not take antibiotics, Ibuprofen or Aspirin.
  2. Do not take artificial fruit juice for hydration purposes.
  3. Do not agitate.
  4. Do not take unsupervised supplements to increase platelet counts.
  5. Do not use alternative medications like herbs as they can cause an allergic reaction.
  6. Do not stay without food for too long.
  7. Do not take any kind of sleeping pills if the patient is having difficulty sleeping.

Conclusion:

Dengue is a troublesome disease which can be disastrous if not taken care of properly. That is why it is very important to know the do’s and don’ts for caring about this disease. However, consulting a doctor or getting hospitalised in the worst cases will always be a good idea.

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Dengue - Know The Ways To Prevent It!

Dr.Col Manoj Kumar Gupta 93% (1818ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Noida
Dengue - Know The Ways To Prevent It!

The monsoons cool the air down and perfume the air but also provide the ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes. A mosquito bite is universally abhorred. A sting that turns into dengue is even more disliked. Dengue is a mosquito-borne disease that causes high fever, rashes and pain in joints and muscles. Since there is no vaccine that can completely eradicate dengue, it becomes important to take preventive measures to reduce mosquitoes and keep the disease at bay.

Here are a few tips that can reduce your risk of being bitten by mosquitoes: 

  1. Do not allow water to accumulate: Mosquitoes breed in standing water. To prevent this do not allow rainwater to collect in pots or stagnate in your garden. Ensure that your water tanks are kept covered always. Keep buckets turned over when not in use. Coolers are generally ineffective in the monsoons so empty them out and keep the trays dry. It is also a good idea to empty and dry swimming pools and ornamental fountains during the monsoons.
     
  2. Use mosquito repellant: Dengue mosquitoes typically bite a person during the day. Hence, make it a habit to put on a mosquito repellant along with your sunscreen every time you step out. Mosquito repellants should be used on all the exposed areas of your skin including your ears. Using a mosquito net around your bed at night is the best way to ensure safety against mosquitoes. You could also attach mosquito repellant patches on your infant's clothes.
     
  3. Do not allow mosquitoes indoors: Install mesh shutters on your doors and windows. This will allow air in but will keep mosquitoes out. Take a close look at your doors and windows for holes through which mosquitoes could come in. Also, look at their joints and edges to ensure that there are no gaps. Burning camphor and lavender or tea tree aromatics can also help keep mosquitoes away.
     
  4. Grow mosquito repellant plants: Citronella and tulsi are two plants that are well known for their mosquito repelling properties. Grow these plants near your window and the entrance of your house to naturally repel mosquitoes.
     
  5. Avoid outdoor activities at dawn and dusk: Sunrise and sunset are when mosquitoes are most active. Hence avoid being outdoors at this time. If you must be out, wear protective clothes that minimize the amount of skin exposed. Wearing light colors instead of dark colors can also help as mosquitoes are attracted to dark colors.
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I was suffered from dengue fever last one month twenty days ago. Yesterday I had chicken I have suffered with eye pain and motion is black and some itches after dengue fever how many days we should not eat non-veg.

Dr.Praveenkumar Talikoti 92% (520ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurvedic Doctor, Bijapur
I was suffered from dengue fever last one month twenty days ago. Yesterday I had chicken I have suffered with eye pai...
You have to stop eating nonveg for about 41_45 days. After that also you must under go certain lab investigation tests to confirm that all your biological values are normal.
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Hello my 14 years son is suffering from dengue. His dengue ns1 ag value value was 7.9. His platelet has started to rise. Lowest was 110 now it's 119. But his sgpt is 325, sgot is 380, ggtp is 106, bilirubin direct is. 22 please suggest what are it's risk and how to normalise it. Thanks.

Dr.Pramod Chaudhary 93% (492ratings)
MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurvedic Doctor, Lucknow
Hello
my 14 years son is suffering from dengue. His dengue ns1 ag value value was 7.9. His platelet has started to ri...
It will take time at least 1 months. Maintain restricted diet plan avoid oily and spicy foods and heavy foods, depends mostly on liquid diet juice and fruits add papaya leaf juice 5 ml 3 time in a day and any herbal liver tonic thrice in a day.
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My son jinay jain age 6 years, he suffering frm fever frm 4 days n her test report positive dengue on the 2 day bt her platelets was above 2lakhs frm 1test report n then 2 report also. He is having body pain, headache, bt no vomiting. please give sum advice to admit or not.

Dr.S.K. Tandon 97% (47165ratings)
M.D. Consultant Pathologist, CCEBDM Diabetes, PGDS Sexology USA, CCMTD Thyroid, ACDMC Heart Disease, CCMH Hypertension, ECG, CCCS ( CARDIOLOGY & STROKE)
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
My son jinay jain age 6 years, he suffering frm fever frm 4 days n her test report positive dengue on the 2 day bt he...
It is better to get your son admitted for proper observation. Platelet count do not fall on day 2 of dengue. They fall once the fever settles. Even if you do not want your son to get admitted, take proper care at home. Maintain hydration and give plenty of oral fluids. Consult pediatrician and follow advice accordingly.
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