Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Dengue Fever....do you know all about it?

I decided to check the web for symptoms of Dengue Fever. Why? I will explain the reason in my next post. For the time being, just read and know a little about dengue fever. Just in case.....

OBTAINED FROM WEBSITE.
http://www.cureresearch.com/d/dengue_fever/symptoms.htm

General information about symptoms of Dengue fever: The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible symptoms of Dengue fever. This symptom information has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of symptoms of Dengue fever. Furthermore, symptoms of Dengue fever may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of symptoms and whether they are indeed symptoms of Dengue fever.
List of symptoms of Dengue fever: The list of symptoms mentioned in various sources for Dengue fever includes:
High fever - up to 105 degrees Fahrenheit
Severe headache
Retro-orbital pain - pain behind the eye
Severe joint pains
Muscle pains
Muscle aches
Swollen lymph nodes
General weakness
Nausea
Vomiting
Rash
Children get non-typical symptoms
Symptoms of Dengue fever: Symptoms of typical uncomplicated dengue usually start with fever within 5 to 6 days after a person has been bitten by an infected mosquito.
High fever, up to 105 degrees Fahrenheit
Severe headache
Retro-orbital (behind the eye) pain
Severe joint and muscle pain
Nausea and vomiting
Rash
The rash may appear over most of the body 3 to 4 days after the fever begins. A second rash may appear later in the disease.
Interestingly, most children infected with dengue virus never develop typical symptoms.
HOW IS DENGUE FEVER DIAGNOSED?
A doctor or other health care worker can diagnose dengue fever by doing a blood test. The test can show whether the blood sample contains dengue virus or antibodies to the virus. In epidemics, dengue is often clinically diagnosed by typical signs and symptoms.
HOW IS DENGUE FEVER TREATED?
There is no specific treatment for dengue fever, and most people recover completely within 2 weeks. To help with recovery, health care experts recommend
Getting plenty of bed rest.
Drinking lots of fluids.
Taking medicine to reduce fever.
CDC advises people with dengue fever not to take aspirin. Acetaminophen or other over-the-counter pain-reducing medicines are safe for most people.
HOW CAN DENGUE FEVER BE PREVENTED?
The best way to prevent dengue fever is to take special precautions to avoid contact with mosquitoes. Several dengue vaccines are being developed, but none is likely to be licensed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in the next few years.
When outdoors in an area where dengue fever has been found,
Use a mosquito repellant containing DEET.
Dress in protective clothing—long-sleeved shirts, long pants, socks, and shoes.
Because Aedes mosquitoes usually bite during the day, be sure to use precautions especially during early morning hours before daybreak and in the late afternoon before dark.
Other precautions include
Keep unscreened windows and doors closed.
Keep window and door screens repaired.
Get rid of areas where mosquitoes breed, such as standing water in flower pots or discarded tires.
CAN DENGUE FEVER LEAD TO OTHER HEALTH PROBLEMS?
Most people who develop dengue fever recover completely within two weeks. Some, however, may go through several weeks of feeling tired and/or depressed.
Others develop severe bleeding problems. This complication, dengue hemorrhagic fever, is a very serious illness which can lead to shock (very low blood pressure) and is sometimes fatal, especially in children and young adults

Another WEBSITE
http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/d/dengue_fever/symptoms.htm#symptom_list

High fever - up to 105 degrees Fahrenheit
Severe headache
Retro-orbital pain - pain behind the eye
Severe joint pains
Muscle pains
Muscle aches
Swollen lymph nodes
General weakness
Nausea
Vomiting
Rash
Children get non-typical symptoms
Fever
Weakness
Prostration
Severe headache
Pain behind the eyes
Severe muscle pain
Slowed heart rate
Enlarge lymph nodes
Maculopapular rash

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