Can Dengue Sufferers Be Treated At Home?

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Doc, can a cold fever be treated alone at home? My child is on curb on the 4th day the heat has started to go down in 3737, but now my child feels nauseous and spits all the time

1 Answer:

Hello Rita, Thank you for the question.

Has it been confirmed by further doctor's examination that your child does indeed have dengue fever? Dengue fever is an infection caused by the dengue virus which is transmitted through mosquito bites. This virus attacks platelet cells in the blood and causes leakage of blood vessels. Platelet cells are blood cells that play a role in blood clotting. If these platelet cell levels are low, the risk of bleeding in the body is higher. Symptoms experienced by people with dengue fever are high fever, headache, joint and muscle pain, pain behind the eyeball, nausea, vomiting, red rash on the skin, decreased appetite. Actually there is no specific treatment for dengue fever. Handling given to patients aims to overcome the symptoms and prevent worsening patient's condition.

Dengue fever can be handled alone at home provided your child can consume enough food and drink, there are no signs of spontaneous bleeding from the gums, nose, urine, or stool, are not weak, and platelet levels are not too low. In addition, during treatment at home, your child is still encouraged to undergo regular blood tests according to the doctor's recommendations on a regular basis to monitor platelet levels. If platelet levels are too low (less than 100,000 / microliter), the child cannot consume enough food and drink, there are symptoms of spontaneous bleeding as mentioned above, the doctor will recommend treatment in the hospital so that the child's condition can be more closely monitored and given handling to prevent further life-threatening complications. If you are still unsure of your child's condition, please consult with your general practitioner or pediatrician who treated the child beforehand so that you better understand your child's condition and what to do further (including how often to have blood tests).

Please do the following suggestions:

Take care of your child's food and drink intake
let the child rest sufficiently
monitor body temperature regularly with a thermometer
if the child has a fever, you can give paracetamol according to the rules of use on the drug packaging. You can also warm compresses on the forehead, armpits and groin of children to help relieve fever
monitor for signs of spontaneous bleeding in children, if symptoms appear, please immediately bring the child to the nearest hospital emergency room

Hopefully this information helps you.

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