Angkak Stew Can Overcome DHF In Children?

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Hello, I want to ask, my brother is 12 years old, before he had been infected with DHF and hospitalized, but from Thursday yesterday he was hot again and did not go down “until Sunday, Monday check blood and it turns out he got DHF again and must be treated hospitalization again, but to this day the heat is still fluctuating, how can the heat go down? and is it possible to drink ANGKAK? and what are the rules for drinking ANGKAK for a 12-year-old child? and how can he recover completely and not recur?

1 Answer:

Hello Diva,

Thank you for the question.

Dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) is a disease caused by Dengue virus infection. This virus can enter the body through the bite of Aedes mosquitoes, mainly Aedes aegypti. Clinically, DHF sufferers will experience high fever up and down, accompanied by headaches (especially behind the eyeball), muscle and joint pain, nausea, vomiting, weakness, excessive sweating, accompanied by a variety of bleeding symptoms, such as reddish skin rashes, gums bleeding, nosebleeds and so on. However, the diagnosis of DHF should ideally not only be done by assessing clinical signs, but must also be accompanied by blood tests.

In people with good endurance, DHF can often recover with proper treatment within 1-2 weeks. However, the remaining symptoms, such as weakness and nausea, can last for a longer time. As for the condition of your younger sibling who is not getting sick, it can occur due to a weak immune system, Dengue virus reinfection, inadequate treatment, or other conditions that resemble DHF. Although it is very rare, it is not impossible that DHF occurs more than once in 1 person. This condition usually occurs due to poor immune system or also a different strain of virus that fails to be recognized by the immune system.

It's best if you don't carelessly give your sister any medicine or herbs other than those prescribed directly by the doctor. Indeed, many people believe that red yeast rice (Monascus purpureus) can help increase platelet levels, including in DHF patients. However, consumption of red yeast rice in sensitive people can also trigger allergic reactions. In addition, several sources also mentioned that the consumption of red yeast rice risk of causing impaired kidney function later in life. So far, there is still very little research that proves the true effect of red yeast rice in increasing platelet levels.

It is better if you check your younger sibling with your doctor or pediatrician so that the condition can be handled properly. Some types of drugs, fluid and nutritional therapy, monitoring vital signs, to transfusions to replace the amount of blood lost can be done by your doctor so that your sister's condition improves. To help him recover quickly from his illness, you just make sure he can get enough rest, drink more, and eat a little but often.

Hope this helps ...

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