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Chikungunya-Treatment

Last Updated on Sep 19, 2019
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Treatment of Chikungunya

There are no specific drugs to cure chikungunya. Treatment is primarily aimed at relieving the symptoms, such as fever and joint pain. There has been no effective vaccine developed to prevent chikungunya.

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Supportive care and rest is indicated during acute joint symptoms. Movement and mild exercise may improve morning stiffness and joint pains.

In unresolved arthritis that does not respond to aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID), Chloroquine Phosphate (250 mg/day) has given some promising results. Some studies have also shown that Chloroquine has some antiviral activity against this virus. However, these are not conclusive studies.

Infected persons should be protected from further mosquito exposure, by staying indoors and/or under a mosquito net during the first few days of illness, so that they do not contribute to the transmission cycle.

Treatment of Chikungunya

References:

  1. Chikungunya - (http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs327/en/)
  2. Causes of Chikungunya - (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chikungunya#Causes)
  3. About Chikungunya - (http://www.homeopathyhelps.com/chikungunya.htm)

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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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