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My grand ma is suffering from dengue, her platelets was 451 when initial test was done, now the platelets are 260, she is undergoing treatment for it now is the third day, do we need to admit her in hospital or need to complete the dose, please suggest.

Dr. Arijit Nag 92% (103 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, MRCP (UK), DM - Clinical Haematology
Hematologist, Kolkata
My grand ma is suffering from dengue, her platelets was 451 when initial test was done, now the platelets are 260, sh...
You do not need to admit her right now. However, ​you MUST consult a physician and get her examined asap. Repeat the platelet counts on alternate days for the next week. Also watch out for skin rash, headache, chest pain, pain abdomen ad any evidence of bleeding (skin, gums, stool, etc). In case you want to share her reports and get an online opinion, you can go to my profile and book an online consult and I will be happy to help.
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Dengue - 5 Ways You Can Prevent Yourself Against It!

Dr. Hariom 88% (298 ratings)
MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Dengue - 5 Ways You Can Prevent Yourself Against It!

The monsoons cool the air down but also provides an 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 colours instead of dark colours can also help as mosquitoes are attracted to dark colours.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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My colleague recently contracted Dengue. I live in the same area and am afraid that I might contract Dengue too (there are a lot of mosquitoes in our area). Is there a vaccine for Dengue?

Dr. Nitin Chaube 91% (105 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), hepatitis management
Ayurveda, Singrauli
My colleague recently contracted Dengue.
I live in the same area and am afraid that I might contract Dengue too (ther...
There is no vaccine to fight or prevent sharp incidence of dengue higiene and apart from that papaya leaf extract can be used if your platelet count is on the lower side of the range.
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Dengue Fever

Dr. Hardik Thakker 94% (438 ratings)
MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
Internal Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
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Symptoms and prevention of Dengue fever

What are the symptoms of dengue. How did I prepare myself to resist it? Please advise

Dr. Nash Kamdin 95% (3540 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
What are the symptoms of dengue. How did I prepare myself to resist it? Please advise
Dear lybrateuser, - Symptoms of dengue can be fever, headache, joint pain, bodyache, weakness, tiredness skin rash, bleeding from internal organs & in severe infection organ failure leading to death - some precautions you can against the mosquito as it bites in the day time - apply mosquito repellent cream or gel on exposed parts especially limbs, cover limbs with full sleeve garment & legs with trousers - do mosquito proofing of house by mesh in windows & doors, sleep in mosquito nets - avoid accumulation of water in old cans, potted plants, drains, tyres, tubes, puddles, tanks in & around the house - use mosquito repellent coils in house - keep house & surrounding area clean, get fogging( mosquito repellent chemicals sprayed ) in & around the house & the whole society area.
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Hi, my husband is 29 years old and weight is 65 kg. He has dengue fever for 6 days. And hospitalized for 5 days. After taking all types of medication prescribed by doctors he is still suffering from shivering ,high fever and vomiting. Is this normal? What time will he take to be normal? Pls do suggest something so we can help him.

Dr. Shridhar Aggarwal 90% (830 ratings)
MD - Alternate Medicine, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Mohali
Hi, my husband is 29 years old and weight is 65 kg. He has dengue fever for 6 days. And hospitalized for 5 days. Afte...
Its acidity which is causing you issues. Take less amount of chillies in your food. Simple ginger can help you out on vomitings. Take ginger before food. Also, during or after dengue fevers or prolonged fevers we advise swarna Vasant malti for complete healing and immunity building.
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I have come back from dengue fever In that fever I lose my weight so much But now healthy but now weight is falling down only not increasing. Please advise

Dr. Jayvirsinh Chauhan 95% (6084 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
I have come back from dengue fever In that fever I lose my weight so much But now healthy but now weight is falling d...
You may take Homoeopathic Medicine Psorinum 200 one dose... And Avena sativa Q 10 drops TDs... See if it helps... Or Consult me through lybrate for proper treatment..
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I've suffered from dengue last November and I've come to know that I'm suffering from lack of hemoglobin percentage in blood. 6.6 percentage to be exact. What diet I have to follow to get cured from anemia. Is there a cure for anemia?

Dr. Rajneesh Shastri 87% (99 ratings)
MD - Medicine
General Physician, Jaipur
I've suffered from dengue last November and I've come to know that I'm suffering from lack of hemoglobin percentage i...
Plss add iron reach vegetables in your food:- Beatroot (best to increase blood) Spinach you can also take some vitamin b12 capsules for this.
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I am infected with dengue. Which medicines should I take? I have fever and I have vomited 3 times and my back and head are paining slightly.

Dr. Mridu Sharma 92% (258 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD-Ayurvedic Vachaspati
Ayurveda, Hoshiarpur
I am infected with dengue. Which medicines should I take? I have fever and I have vomited 3 times and my back and hea...
You can take adrak, kali, mirch and tulsi kadha thrice a day and giloysatva along with other medicines.
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