The season has come when fever and common cold would start affecting people. Dengue is a disease caused by a family of viruses, transmitted by mosquitoes. It has a sudden onset with symptoms of a headache, fever, exhaustion, severe joint and muscle pain, swollen glands and rashes. The presence of fever, rashes and headache along with other symptoms is particularly characteristic of dengue.
If you suspect that you are suffering from dengue, you must consult a doctor immediately. To diagnose dengue fever, you must know the symptoms and other related aspects of dengue.
The signs can be seen only after 3-7 days after the mosquito bites a person. The symptoms of dengue include:
The symptoms may disappear after a couple of days, and these symptoms only occur at the earliest stage of the fever. More signs are seen when the dengue progresses into one of its severe forms: Dengue Shock Syndrome and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever. These two are rare complications of dengue, and they can be life-threatening.
People with uncomplicated dengue fever improve within two weeks. Treatment offered to people suffering from the mild dengue fever includes:
Prompt and judicious administration of fluids (oral and intravenous), supportive care and good monitoring (blood pressure, heart rate, and fluid status) in patients with DHF or DSS can prevent complications and even death.
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