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Treatment of Fever!

Dr. Radhika A (Md) 85% (10 ratings)
MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
Treatment of Fever!

Treatment of Fever

Homeopathic Treatment of Fever
Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Fever
Psychotherapy Treatment of Fever
Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Fever
Surgical Treatment of Fever
Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Fever
Other Treatment of Fever
What is Fever
Symptoms of Fever
Causes of Fever
Risk factors of Fever
Complications of Fever
Lab Investigations and Diagnosis of Fever
Precautions & Prevention of Fever
Treatment of Fever

Homeopathic Treatment of Fever

Homeopathic remedies can cure fever, speed recovery and will aid the body’s natural process of healing itself. It helps to reduce the burning of skin and eyes. Some of the homeopathic remedies for fever are:

Aconite
Belladonna
Nux vomica
Pulsatilla
Rhus tox

 Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Fever

In the acupuncture treatment of fever, the body is able to improve because of the restoration of qi, the flow of energy through your body. Both acupuncture and acupressure strengthen the immune system and helps to regulate the body’s immune response.

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Fever

Allopathic treatment of fever uses over-the-counter medication, such as Acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Aspirin is prescribed only for adults. If fever is the result of bacterial infection, such as pneumonia or strep throat, then antibiotics are prescribed. Viral infections are treated with antiviral drugs.

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Fever

Take High fluid diet like juices, glucose water, soups etc.
Avoid fatty foods and spicy foods
Eat protein diet like milk, eggs & dhal

What is Fever?

A fever is a rise in internal body temperature to levels that are considered to be above normal. For an adult, a fever may be uncomfortable, but fever usually isn’t dangerous unless it reaches 103 F (39.4 C) or higher.

 Symptoms of Fever

Sweating and Shivering
Headache and Muscle aches
Loss of appetite
Dehydration
General weakness
Hallucinations
Confusion
Irritability
Convulsions
Dehydration

Causes of Fever

A virus
A bacterial infection
Heat exhaustion
Extreme sunburn
Medicines such as antibiotics, narcotics, barbiturates, and antihistamines
A malignant tumor
Trauma or injury such as a heart attack, stroke, heatstroke, heat exhaustion, or burns
Some immunizations, such as the diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis (DTaP) or pneumococcal vaccines

Complications of Fever

Severe dehydration
Hallucinations
Brain damage
Fever-induced seizure (febrile seizure), in children ages 6 months to 5 years 

Diagnosis of Fever

Your doctor will diagnose the fever by doing physical exam and by asking question about your medical history. He look for an infection or noninfectious cause of your fever based on your other symptoms and a physical exam. Blood tests are needed to confirm a diagnosis.

Precautions & Prevention of Fever

Reduce your exposure to infectious diseases
Wash your hands before eating, after using the toilet and after petting animals
Cover your mouths when coughing and noses when sneezing 

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H1N1 Flu Spreading Wings - How Well Are You Prepared?

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
General Physician, Faridabad
H1N1 Flu Spreading Wings - How Well Are You Prepared?

The sudden spread of the Influenza-A (H1N1) virus has left the Karnataka government a bit worried as the death toll this year has reached 6 with two fresh casualties in Bengaluru.

The government has alerted all the districts and has ordered to take the preventive measures to combat the prevalent disease. A total of 4,902 H1N1 cases have been tested positive this year across the country, out which 456 have been registered in Karnataka only.

What is H1N1 flu?

It is also known as swine flu because of its past. Initially, people go got infected with it used to be in direct contact with pigs. It is a respiratory disease which is caused by influenza viruses that infect the respiratory tract of pigs leading to barking cough, decreased appetite, nasal secretions, etc. The molecules released by the infected pigs quickly get transmitted to humans turning the flu into a pandemic.

How does H1N1 flu prevail?

It spreads just like seasonal flu. It is transmitted from one person to another through sneeze or cough. The small molecules released while sneezing or coughing stay alive in the air and whenever another person comes in contact with these drops, he/she also gets infected by the virus. It also gets transmitted when someone touches the things used by an infected person.

H1N1 Flu Symptoms:

Swine Flu has similar symptoms to the seasonal flu. They include:

  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Body aches
  • Headache
  • Running nose
  • Fatigue
  • Chills
  • Breath shortness
  • Frequent vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Pain in the belly region

H1N1 flu, however, can lead to more serious ailments like pneumonia, lung infection and breathing problems. It worsens the situation in case the patient is already a diabetic or asthma patient.

Ways to diagnose H1N1 infection:

Due to various similarities in the symptoms of seasonal flu and swine flu, the doctor has to run a swab up inside the nose around the back of the throat of the patient. The doctors, however, use this method only on those having life threatening issues due to swine flu.

H1N1 Treatment:

The doctors prescribe same anti-viral drugs for swine flu that are given to treat seasonal flu. Oseltamivir (Tamiflu), peramivir (Rapivab) and zanamivir (Relenza) are some drugs that fetch best results.

Consuming antibiotics will solve no purpose in H1N1 flu as it is caused by virus, not bacteria.

H1N1 flu prevention:

The vaccinations are a good option to keep swine flu at bay but here are some more preventive tips that can be of help:

  • Keep your hands clean
  • Use alcohol-based hand-sanitizer
  • Do not touch your eyes, mouth or nose
  • Try to maintain a safe distance from infected people

Preventive tips for family members and colleagues of a swine flu patient:

  • They should ensure they cover their mouth while sneezing or coughing
  • They should wear a mask while sharing the same room or cabin with the infected person
  • They should wash their hands with soap and water multiple times a day
  • They should avoid using or touching the clothes or other products used by the infected person

H1N1 flu is a deadly pandemic that is causing serious issues for the people as well as the government in Karnataka. Everyone should be aware of the preventive measures to keep themselves as well as their families safe in such a situation. If you also have any of the symptoms of swine flu, you should immediately visit a doctor to diagnose the problem.

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Cow Urine Therapy!

Dr. Sumit Doraya 93% (411 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Jaipur
Cow Urine Therapy!

Indian cow  is considered sacred.Cow has all necessary elements required for healthy life. In ayurveda, cow's urine is holy and fully secured for treating various ailments. Cow urine tastes nutty, helpful in balancing vata, pita, kafa in body. Cow's urine is not only a general medicine it is a natural panacea for all diseases. It is natural anti-septic, anti-microbial, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-allergic and it is called sanjeevani. 
It is the key to treat infectious disease, provides longevity and removes all blood disorders, oral disorders, eye disorders, mental and physical disorders, act as anti-cancer agent and excellent elixir. 
Cow urine helps to stop ageing, removes toxic substances from the body, detoxifies liver, kidney and is light in digestion.

Scientific view: cow's urine is enriched with iron, copper, nitrogen, sulfur, maganese, carbolic acid, magnesium, enzymes, minerals, vitamins, such as a, b, c, d, e, uric acid, hormone, gold arid etc. 
It removes toxic substances from the body through urine. 
Boosts immunity and acts as disinfectant. Regular consumption of cow's urine completes the deficiency of micro elements. Spray cow's urine to eliminate the effects of negative energy surrounding in your home. Cow urine is considered holy and has the power to eliminate all negative effects. 
If you suspect that someone has done sorcery empiricism then gomutra is the best remedy for it. 
Spray cow's urine upon your body. 
People who are suffering from cancer and aids are taking cow's urine therapy. Cow's urine relieves stress and sharpens the memory. 
85 to 90 % constipation and colon disorders get cured with the help of cow's urine. Relieves intestinal worms, inflammation and ascites disorders. 
It is highly beneficial for anemia, skin disorders and hemorrhoids. 
Regular consumption of cow's urine mixed with honey and lemon water is helpful to reduce weight.

Consumption of cow's urine improves the digestive system and reduces fever. Relieves asthma and nervousness. 
Cow's urine relieves pain by massaging on the affected area. 
Relieves high blood pressure, depression and headache. 
It also relieves baldness and sinusitis. 
Empty stomach consumption of cow's urine relieves jaundice. 
It is highly beneficial for diabetes. 
Washing face twice daily with cow's urine relieves acne and pimples. 
Prevents from cardiovascular diseases. It internally cleans the kidney, liver and all the parts. 
It is highly beneficial for brainy disorders. Improves breathing system.

Dosage: consume 15ml cow's urine by adding 50ml of water early in the morning (empty stomach) and evening. 
Due to the consumption of cow's urine if diarrhea occurs, no need to worry. 
It is the good symptom. 
Consume less amount in the beginning and then slowly raise the amount of dosage.

What to avoid - apathya 
Do not consume meat and alcohol while taking cow urine therapy.
 

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H1N1 Infection Kills 70 In Maharashtra - How To Stay Safe?

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
General Physician, Faridabad
H1N1 Infection Kills 70 In Maharashtra - How To Stay Safe?

H1N1 infection, more commonly known as Swine Flu, has gripped Maharashtra badly and has so far accounted for over 70 deaths in the state. More than 700 people have been hospitalised and the number is increasing rapidly.

The infection, which has worst affected cities like Pune and Nashik, has brought a bunch of viral diseases including dengue.

What is H1N1 infection?

It is a respiratory disease which is caused by influenza viruses that infect the respiratory tract of pigs and eventually result in a barking cough, nasal secretions, decreased appetite and listless behaviour. It quickly gets transmitted to humans and turns into a pandemic.

How does it prevail?

It spreads its wings in a very similar manner as seasonal flu. When people sneeze or cough, they release tiny drops of virus into the air. Whenever another person comes in contact with these drops, he/she also gets infected by the virus. It can also spread by using or touching the things touched by the infected person.

H1N1 Symptoms:

The symptoms of the disease are also very much similar to the seasonal flu. They include:

  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Body aches
  • Headache
  • Running nose
  • Fatigue
  • Chills
  • Breath shortness
  • Frequent vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Pain in the belly region

Swine flu can lead to more serious problems that include pneumonia, a lung infection and other breathing problems. In ailments like diabetes and asthma, it can make the situation even worst.

How is H1N1 infection diagnosed?

As there are many similarities in the symptoms of seasonal flu and swine flu, the doctor runs a swab up inside your nose around the back of your throat. The method, however, is not used on everyone but only on those who are at risk of life threatening problems because of swine flu.

How To Treat H1N1 Infection?

Some of the anti-viral drugs used to cure seasonal flu are used to treat swine flu also. Oseltamivir (Tamiflu), peramivir (Rapivab) and zanamivir (Relenza) are some of the best kinds of drugs that fetch best results.

Taking antibiotics will do no benefit as swine flu is caused by virus, not bacteria.

Can vaccination keep swine flu at bay?

The flu vaccine which keeps away seasonal flu also protects against N1H1 infection.

How to prevent H1N1 infection?

Apart from vaccinations, there are some other ways also to keep yourself healthy:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water
  • Use alcohol-based hand-sanitizer
  • Do not touch your eyes, mouth or nose
  • Try to maintain safe distance from infected people

Prevention is always better than cure! At the time when the pandemic is quickly spreading across the country, people should be more cautious about their health. If you also have the symptoms of the disease, you should immediately visit a doctor to diagnose it and start with the treatment.

What Is Dengue Fever?

Dr. Sathish Erra 90% (3028 ratings)
BHMS, Diploma in Dermatology
Homeopath, Hyderabad
What Is Dengue Fever?

What Is Dengue Fever?

There The dengue virus is spread by mosquitos, mainly the Aedes Aegypti mosquito. These mosquitos are known to bite early in the morning and late in the night. Infections can be acquired by a single bite!

Medical records have shown that the Dengue fever has been around since as early as 1779. However, details on the transmission and the cause of the diseases came to light only in the 20th century.There The dengue virus is spread by mosquitos, mainly the Aedes Aegypti mosquito. These mosquitos are known to bite early in the morning and late in the night. Infections can be acquired by a single bite!

Medical records have shown that the Dengue fever has been around since as early as 1779. However, details on the transmission and the cause of the diseases came to light only in the 20th century.

Types:

Dengue is spread by several species of mosquito of the Aedes type, principally A. aegypti. The virus has five different types; infection with one type usually gives lifelong immunity to that type, but only short-term immunity to the others.

Causes:

Dengue fever is caused by any one of four types of dengue viruses spread by mosquitoes that thrive in and near human lodgings. When a mosquito bites a person infected with a dengue virus, the virus enters the mosquito. When the infected mosquito then bites another person, the virus enters that person's bloodstream.

After you've recovered from dengue fever, you have immunity to the type of virus that infected you ó but not to the other three dengue fever virus types. The risk of developing severe dengue fever, also known as dengue hemorrhagic fever, actually increases if you're infected a second, third or fourth time.

Symptoms:

Symptoms, which usually begin four to six days after infection and last for up to 10 days, may include

-Sudden, high fever
-Severe headaches
-Pain behind the eyes
-Severe joint and muscle pain
-Fatigue
-Nausea
-Vomiting
-Skin rash, which appears two to five days after the onset of fever
-Mild bleeding (such a nose bleed, bleeding gums, or easy bruising)

Sometimes, symptoms are mild and can be mistaken for those of the flu or another viral infection. Younger children and people who have never had the infection before tend to have milder cases than older children and adults. However, serious problems can develop. These include dengue hemorrhagic fever, a rare complication characterized by high fever, damage to lymph and blood vessels, bleeding from the nose and gums, enlargement of the liver, and failure of the circulatory system. The symptoms may progress to massive bleeding, shock, and death. This is called dengue shock syndrome (DSS).
People with weakened immune systems as well as those with a second or subsequent dengue infection are believed to be at greater risk for developing dengue hemorrhagic fever.

Diagnosis:

Doctors can diagnose dengue infection with a blood test to check for the virus or antibodies to it. If you become sick after traveling to a tropical area, let your doctor know. This will allow your doctor to evaluate the possibility that your symptoms were caused by a dengue infection.

Role of Homeopathy in Dengue Fever:

The Homeopathic medicines are time tested and have been in use for almost two centuries. They have been used all over the world and have shown very good results. The reason for this almost miraculous result is that Homeopathy does not try to tame individual viruses. It just strengthens the bodyís immunity and allows it to form antibodies against the offending antigens. These offending antigens may be viruses or bacteria; it does not matter. Nature has provided a very robust immune system to humans. This immune system is capable of dealing with such threats. At times, it just needs a little gentle support and this is all that is needed to help the immunity do the job it is meant for.

Diet and non diet:

PAtient suffering from dengue needs to have sufficient intake of nutrients and healthy diet to overcome the loss caused by the dengue. Diet for dengue should include the following: Easily digestible food e.g boiled food, green vegetables, banana, apple, soups, porridge, and herbal tea

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What Is Dengue Fever?

Dr. Prashant K Vaidya 91% (4896 ratings)
Diploma In Gastroenterology, Diploma In Dermatology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
What Is Dengue Fever?

What Is Dengue Fever?

There The dengue virus is spread by mosquitos, mainly the Aedes Aegypti mosquito. These mosquitos are known to bite early in the morning and late in the night. Infections can be acquired by a single bite!

Medical records have shown that the Dengue fever has been around since as early as 1779. However, details on the transmission and the cause of the diseases came to light only in the 20th century.There The dengue virus is spread by mosquitos, mainly the Aedes Aegypti mosquito. These mosquitos are known to bite early in the morning and late in the night. Infections can be acquired by a single bite!

Medical records have shown that the Dengue fever has been around since as early as 1779. However, details on the transmission and the cause of the diseases came to light only in the 20th century.

Types:

Dengue is spread by several species of mosquito of the Aedes type, principally A. aegypti. The virus has five different types; infection with one type usually gives lifelong immunity to that type, but only short-term immunity to the others.

Causes:

Dengue fever is caused by any one of four types of dengue viruses spread by mosquitoes that thrive in and near human lodgings. When a mosquito bites a person infected with a dengue virus, the virus enters the mosquito. When the infected mosquito then bites another person, the virus enters that person's bloodstream.

After you've recovered from dengue fever, you have immunity to the type of virus that infected you ó but not to the other three dengue fever virus types. The risk of developing severe dengue fever, also known as dengue hemorrhagic fever, actually increases if you're infected a second, third or fourth time.

Symptoms:

Symptoms, which usually begin four to six days after infection and last for up to 10 days, may include

-Sudden, high fever
-Severe headaches
-Pain behind the eyes
-Severe joint and muscle pain
-Fatigue
-Nausea
-Vomiting
-Skin rash, which appears two to five days after the onset of fever
-Mild bleeding (such a nose bleed, bleeding gums, or easy bruising)

Sometimes, symptoms are mild and can be mistaken for those of the flu or another viral infection. Younger children and people who have never had the infection before tend to have milder cases than older children and adults. However, serious problems can develop. These include dengue hemorrhagic fever, a rare complication characterized by high fever, damage to lymph and blood vessels, bleeding from the nose and gums, enlargement of the liver, and failure of the circulatory system. The symptoms may progress to massive bleeding, shock, and death. This is called dengue shock syndrome (DSS).
People with weakened immune systems as well as those with a second or subsequent dengue infection are believed to be at greater risk for developing dengue hemorrhagic fever.

Diagnosis:

Doctors can diagnose dengue infection with a blood test to check for the virus or antibodies to it. If you become sick after traveling to a tropical area, let your doctor know. This will allow your doctor to evaluate the possibility that your symptoms were caused by a dengue infection.

Role of Homeopathy in Dengue Fever:

The Homeopathic medicines are time tested and have been in use for almost two centuries. They have been used all over the world and have shown very good results. The reason for this almost miraculous result is that Homeopathy does not try to tame individual viruses. It just strengthens the bodyís immunity and allows it to form antibodies against the offending antigens. These offending antigens may be viruses or bacteria; it does not matter. Nature has provided a very robust immune system to humans. This immune system is capable of dealing with such threats. At times, it just needs a little gentle support and this is all that is needed to help the immunity do the job it is meant for.

Diet and non diet:

PAtient suffering from dengue needs to have sufficient intake of nutrients and healthy diet to overcome the loss caused by the dengue. Diet for dengue should include the following: Easily digestible food e.g boiled food, green vegetables, banana, apple, soups, porridge, and herbal tea

Seasonal Viral Fever, Cough And Cold - Watch Out!

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
General Physician, Faridabad
Seasonal Viral Fever, Cough And Cold - Watch Out!

Viral fever is a cumulative term which refers to a group of viral infections and is characterised by high fever, headaches, body ache, burning in the eyes, nausea and vomiting. It usually comes in package with severe cough and cold.

It actually is not an ailment but is the result of an underlying cause, which is viral infection. This infection can occur in any part of the body such as lungs, intestines, air passage, etc., and the high fever is the sign of immune system of the body fighting against the invasion of viruses.

How does viral fever, cough and cold occur?

Just like its name, 'viral fever' travels from one person to another. Whenever an infected person yawns, coughs, sneezes or even talks, he/she releases tiny fluids in the environment, putting the nearby people at risk of suffering from the infection.

The infection may occur due to mosquito, tick bites or by coming in contact with the infected person’s blood or semen.

Symptoms:

Symptoms:The symptoms of viral fever include:

  • High fever
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Severe weakness
  • Muscle and body ache
  • Painful tonsils
  • Sore throat
  • Burning sensation in eyes
  • Skin rashes
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Running nose
  • Cough

Diagnosis

As the symptoms of the viral fever have too much resemblance to other diseases like dengue, malaria, chikungunya, typhoid, etc., it is better to consult a doctor before taking any random antibiotic. The doctors often recommend blood test to be sure about your disease before beginning with the treatment.

Treatment

As there are no antibiotics for viral fever, the doctors prefer prescribing fever-reducing medicines. If a doctor is prescribing antibiotics, then it is to ensure that you do not get infected with any other viruses while being sick.

It is always very important to complete the full course of antibiotics recommended by the doctor. If you stop taking the medication midway, your body will create antibiotic-resistant bacteria and the same medicines will become ineffective.

How can we prevent viral fever?

Keeping ourselves and our daily activities clean and maintaining appropriate distance from infected people is the best prevention for the disease. Some prevention measures are as follows:

  • Wash hands properly before eating
  • Avoid eating outside in open areas
  • Always cover your mouth while coughing, sneezing or yawning
  • Drink as much water as you can

The doctors, however, do not give any dietary restrictions, but it is always good to follow a balanced diet and completing the course of prescribed medicines prescribed by the doctor.
 

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Homeopathic Medicine To Deal With Common Health Issues!

Dr. Vidyasagar Umalkar 85% (20 ratings)
DHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
Homeopathic Medicine To Deal With Common Health Issues!

In your everyday life, it is quite common to experience several first aid and domestic health emergencies. This may include many health conditions, which are minor in nature, but require medical attention. Accidents like cuts, bites, grazes, bruises, bumps and burns can occur any time. Equally common headaches, cramps and ailments, which include cold, cough, flu, viral fever, sore throats, indigestion and several others.

And, homeopathic medicines are a great, natural remedy for effectively treating the above mentioned health conditions. So here are some common homeopathic medicines, which you should keep in your first aid box in order to treat common health issues:

  1. Arnica: This is a very famous and common homeopathic medicine used to treat all kinds of injuries. It acts as an instant pain reliever and by taking it immediately after an injury, quick results are obtained. It gives relief to internal cuts and bruises by a process called extravasation, which involves the breaking of tissues beneath the skin. Effective healing of bruises, cuts and other injuries is also provided. It also helps in relieving the mind in case of any emotional trauma.

  2. Aconite: This homeopathic medicine works effectively in treating several physical and emotional conditions. It successfully treats ailments such as cough, cold, sore throat, fever and all conditions related to exposure and cold. Aconite can also calm the anxiety in patients.

  3. Apis Mel: This homeopathic medicine treats bee stings. It can be taken after being stung by a bee or wasp and if stinging pain is felt along with inflammation. It is also used to treat heat rashes and conditions where the skin gets swollen. This medicine is a diuretic and encourages the body to release water.

  4. Argentum Nitricum: This homeopathic medicine is useful in treating anxiety and tension. When a person is extremely worried about something, this medicine can be used to calm him down and provide mental relief. It can help avoid loose bowel movement which often occurs due to tension and sickness. You can take this before examinations, flights and sea voyages.

  5. Arsenicum Alb: This medicine is ideal for treating several symptoms related to stomach and digestion problems. Problems such as food poisoning, stomach upset, diarrhoea and vomiting are treated efficiently with it. It is also used for mental conditions, such as panic attack and extreme anxiety.

  6. Belladonna: This homeopathic medicine is extensively used for treating sunstroke, different types of inflammations and throbbing headaches, which worsen when exposed to noise and light. Ear infections are treated with this as well.

Since homeopathic medicines are safer than their allopathic counterparts due to absence of side effects, they can be taken for treating day to day health worries. But if in doubt, feel free to consult a homeopathic doctor for more information.

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Tropical Fever - How To Categorised Them!

Dr. Satish Kumar Gadi (Lt Col) 93% (123 ratings)
MBBS, MBA - Health Care Administration
General Physician, Gurgaon
Tropical Fever - How To Categorised Them!

The rains almost always bring about a plethora of diseases with fevers of different kinds. Dengue, typhoid and chikungunya can be regarded as the top three tropical fevers and diagnosing them sometimes become quite tricky as all of them have similar symptoms and the laboratory tests are not always precise. The best you can do is be aware of the early symptoms and signs as successful treatment is heavily dependent on the detection of early symptoms of the fever you are suffering from.

Dengue

Causes: Dengue is considered as a serious viral ailment and is transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. This fever occurs in two varieties, uncomplicated fever and the more serious haemorrhagic fever. The latter is the second leading form of the viral disease, leading to bleeding and shock and in the most severe instances. It can also be fatal, especially for children.
Symptoms: The symptoms may vary as per the age and physical condition of the patient. If you are affected with a sudden onset of very high fever along with headaches, rashes and pain behind the eyes, with loss of appetite and vomiting tendencies, then you must consult a doctor. It can also cause weak pulses, difficulty in breathing, restlessness and bleeding from the nose or gums along with blotchiness under the skin.

Typhoid
Causes: Typhoid is a bacterial ailment and mainly occurs due to unhygienic toilet habits, impure drinking water, and it can be transmitted to others through flies, food, faeces, touch and fornication.
Symptoms: The most common symptoms of typhoid fever include high fever, rashes all over the skin, cough, headache and loss of appetite. You may also experience coated tongue, malaise and diarrhoea or constipation. In case you are experiencing any of these signs, then you must seek medical help.

Chikungunya
Causes: Chikungunya fever is a viral ailment that is transmitted to human beings by infected mosquito bites. It is the leading cause of human epidemics in some parts of the African and Asian continents and it has now recently moved to some parts of Europe.
Symptoms: The chikungunya virus infection leads to symptoms that may be debilitating for some people. Fever, rash, fatigue and headaches along with muscle and joint pains are some of the most common symptoms of chikungunya. Some patients have reported excruciating joint pain and arthritis that can last for a week or even months together.

If you are faced with any of these symptoms for over three to four days, then you should not ignore them and seek medical assistance without any delay.

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Sweet's Syndrome - Common Risk Factors Associated With It!

Dr. Ravinder Mittal 86% (33 ratings)
MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Bathinda
Sweet's Syndrome - Common Risk Factors Associated With It!

Sweet's syndrome is when you suffer from fever as well as painful skin lesions. These skin lesions usually appear on your head, arms and neck. The cause of Sweet's syndrome is still not known. However, it is known that certain medications, illnesses and infections are a possible trigger for Sweet's syndrome. Sweet's syndrome is such a condition that the symptoms usually go away in a few days but it may come back later on. To know exactly what causes Sweet's syndrome and what the symptoms of it are, read on.

Causes and Risk Factors:
As mentioned earlier, the exact cause of Sweet's syndrome is not known. However, there are certain factors which put you more at risk of getting it than others. Here they are: 

  1. Gender: It has been proven that women are much more likely to get Sweet's syndrome than men.
  2. Age: The young and the elderly are at a risk of getting Sweet's syndrome. However, if you are in between 30 and 60 years of age you are especially at risk.
  3. Illnesses: If you have an upper respiratory infection or inflammatory bowel disease then you are more likely to get Sweet's syndrome compared to others. Flu-like symptoms also put you more at a risk of getting Sweet's syndrome compared to others.
  4. Pregnancy: It has been seen that pregnancy increases your risk of getting Sweet's syndrome.
  5. Drugs: As mentioned earlier, certain antibiotics, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs as well as azathioprine are all linked to Sweet's syndrome.

Symptoms-

  1. Small Red Bumps: As mentioned earlier, the main symptom of Sweet's syndrome is that you will develop small red bumps on your neck, arms or head. The size of the bumps tend to increase quickly and then they spread into painful clusters.
  2. Fever: A fever is also very symptomatic of Sweet's syndrome. The small red bumps usually appear abruptly after you get a fever.
  3. Upper Respiratory Infection: The small red bumps also appear abruptly after you have got an upper respiratory Infection.

It should be noted that Sweet's syndrome is often associated with cancer and has commonly been linked to leukemia. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dermatologist.

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