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Frequently Asked Questions of Chikungunya

Last Updated on Sep 19, 2019
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1. Which doctor should I see for Chikungunya fever?

You can visit your family doctor or a general physician.

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2. Will the patients with Chikungunya fever require hospitalization?

No. Most patients can be treated at home and monitored by blood tests. Hospital care is required rarely if joints are involved or if there is complication.

3. How can Chikungunya be prevented?

The following measures can be adopted for the prevention of chikungunya-
  • Elimination of stagnant water at home, schools and work place to avoid breeding of mosquitoes.
  • Using insect repellents with substances such as DEET (N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide; also known as N,N'-diethyl-3-methylbenzamide or NNDB), icaridin (also known as picaridin and KBR3023), PMD (p-menthane-3,8-diol, a substance derived from the lemon eucalyptus tree), or IR3535.
  • Use of mosquito repellent cream on exposed skin
  • Using mosquito screens or nets in non air-conditioned rooms.
  • Wearing the long sleeved clothes like long trousers of a light shade for protection against mosquitoes


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abhijeeshingte

Joint pain and sickness is the only reason of chikungunya?

olicia

I am pregnant an I have caught the chikungunya virus. I took panadol 500 every 6 hours an the pain had subside. Now I'm having rash. How long does this last an can it affect my unborn child.

sphaine

is it true that chikungunya virus is worst than dengue? i just need your opinion base on your knowledge for my paper work in school. thanks

ivatanie

how many days before you fully healed from chikungunya? I had it 7 days already....

@Guest

I had Chikungunya. I just take loads of Vitamins C and Vitamin B or Multi Vitamins. When i feel the pain I take parecetamol or Advil. Take that build your immune system.

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