Dengue Fever / Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever

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Symptoms & Signs of Dengue Fever

Abrupt fever, associated with headaches and pain that affects legs, joints, and the lumbar region of the spine, are the classical symptoms of Dengue.

Classic dengue fever is characterized by


Sudden and abrupt onset

May go up to 39.5-41.4°C

Lasts for about 1-7 days, then fades away for 1-2 days

It soon recurs with secondary rashes which is usually not as severe as before


Fever is usually accompanied by Headache in front portion of head or behind the eyes

Muscular (Myalgia) or bone pain:

Occurs after onset of fever

Affects legs, joints, and lumbar spine

Usually the pain gets severe after its onset

The pain may last for several weeks even after the fever has subsided

Pain is usually absent in DHF/DSS

Other symptoms:

Nausea and vomiting

Loss of appetite

Increased sensation to touch

Change in taste sensation

Symptoms maybe milder in children than in adults

The acute phase of illness can last for 1 week followed by a 1 to 2 week period of recovery period that is characterized by weakness, malaise and loss of appetite.

Rash - red and white patchy rashes:

The illness is clinically indistinguishable from Influenza, Measles or Rubella.

Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever / Dengue Shock Syndrome

Initial stages of the disease resembles symptoms of dengue fever. However fever subsidies after 2 to 7 days followed by signs and symptoms of -


Signs of circulatory failure

Bleeding or hemorrhagic manifestations including:

Skin bleeds that appear as blotchy red patches called - Petechiae
Bleeding from Nose or Epistaxis
Bleeding from gums>
Bleeding from Stomach - appearing as blood in the vomit>
Decrease in the blood platelet count (Thrombocytopenia)

Leakage of plasma from vascular compartment leading to increased blood concentration and manifestations of shock.

These symptoms when not treated may lead to Dengue Shock Syndrome, which when not treated immediately may lead to profound shock and eventually death.

Warning signs of Dengue Shock Syndrome are:

Severe abdominal pain,


Change in temperature,

Mental irritability.

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SAM-PHARMA Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Hi all, if u have a fever in this season get your blood test done for dengue, ASAP.If fever accompanied with pain between eyes, head ache, vomiting etc are symptoms of the disease. Far as i have known there is no medicine except the home concoctions that can save you the agony of Drip/ hospitals transfusions etc: 1] Juice extracted from 2 papaya leaves twice a day. 2) Goats milk [fresh and not boiled/ just filtered) approx 250 ml twice a day. 3) To take care of the fever you can have the Crocin/ Tylenol that the doc prescribes. These concoctions are life savers, when medicine seems to have no answer.
vishal_noida Monday, September 30, 2013
Hi my friend suffering from sickness she feel pain in body, and also feeling cold. Can u tell me this symptoms are dengue or normal fever.
shaan27 Thursday, September 26, 2013
hello my wife is suffering from dengue and has been sick since last 6 days she is hospitalized right now what medication should be taken and what time is taken to cure it. plz reply
ghaley Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Dengue is a very dangerous disease; however one can get cured through proper treatments. I had suffered from Dengue a couple of years back. It took me about two weeks to recover completely.
Advancells Thursday, August 15, 2013
hi iv suffered from dengue 2 weeks ago. there no medicine given to me. only antacid for the stiomach taken every morning. My doctor advised me to drink more water. It may be no medical exsplanation but eating 10pcs each day of quail eggs help me improve my platelet. taua taua leaves also is a big factor for me to be able to recover.
timothyglen Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Hi, i m working as a cop in kerala. I feel a little bit of pain on the back of my eyes for the last two three hours and i have got some temperature too. Also i feel some headache. But there is no join pain..... Is it the symptom of so called Dengue or because of not taking proper rest at night??????
AnoopMathew Thursday, June 27, 2013
One of my acquaintances is suffering from Dengue and is having blood replacement every day from last 4 weeks. He also get vomiting and his blood platelets start going down after 4 hours of supply of blood. What could be the treatment of this state. Please reply ASAP. Thanks a lot in advance.
bluemoon_67 Wednesday, May 01, 2013
give him papaya leaf juice, kiwi fruit and mosambi juice. basically keep giving small quantities of these juices every 30 mins.
deepak81sh Wednesday, September 18, 2013
don't give aspirin to a suspected dengue patient. it is an a thrombolytic agent, meaning, it is a drug used to prevent blood clots as in patients suffering from hypertensive diseases. in dengue hemorrhagic fever, the part of the blood called platelets, gets depleted, these platelets are important. why? because they aid in the clotting mechanism. if you take aspirin which is a lytic agent, the platelets are prevented from clotting. if the blood doesn't clot, then, there will be bleeding from the nose, the gums or the stomach.
oldbamboo Saturday, January 05, 2013
My husband was hospitalized due to dengue. After 5days, his blood platelet count back to normal with no fever at all. After a day he was discharged from the hospital, we noticed again that he has rashes in his body, arms and legs but he doesn't feel anything, no fever, has appetite and no muscle pain. Can I have your advise please?
soccastillo Wednesday, December 26, 2012
rpg490 Monday, April 08, 2013
Today morning we came to know that our daughter 2 years old is infected by dengue So she is admitted in hospital ..is there any peculiar medicine ???? and pls tell how it will spread.....and how to prevent this in future.....
kailasampg1821 Monday, December 03, 2012
My relative 12 yrs old. she have fever for last 3 days ; we admit in local hospital ; no of time blod chekc ; and finally DENGU are dected. ;
now i confused what to do next ; pls help me

Guest Sunday, December 02, 2012
Get her admitted to a good hospital..giver her lots of liquids like water, soups and juices..for fever and body pain, take aspirin or paracetamol..get the blood test done once again to reconfirm dengue..she shud take rest.
vikas31 Sunday, December 02, 2012
Aspirin and other NSAIDs are not indicated for Dengue.
AnithaSri Monday, December 17, 2012
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