Chikungunya Disease?

Illustration of Chikungunya Disease?
Illustration: Chikungunya Disease?

… I want to ask. My mother is approximately 60 years old. was bitten by a mosquito. I can see that the red spots are exactly like chikungunya and are now being treated for the fourth time. it’s been almost 2 months. my mother has this disease. the most severe complaint is in the stomach , nausea, and bab. get well soon later recurrence. I’m confused what else to treat. please advise … thank you

1 Answer:

Hello Mother Azzura,

Chikungunya disease is a viral infection caused by the bite of Aedes aegypti or Aedes albopictus mosquitoes. This disease can still be found in Africa, Asia, Europe, America and the Pacific region. Symptoms of Chikungunya disease usually appear 2-7 days after a mosquito bite. Symptoms that are usually complained of are:

Fever, appears suddenly high.
Joint and muscle pain. Pain that is felt is very great and can even hinder the patient's activities. Joint pain can be felt for several months even though the patient has recovered.
Rash or red spots all over the body.
Severe headache
Nausea and vomiting

Chikungunya treatment is aimed at reducing existing symptoms such as reducing fever, providing fluid therapy, administering drugs to reduce nausea, pain, etc. Chikungunya disease can heal itself in approximately 3-10 days. A person who has had Chikungunya disease usually becomes immune to the next infection (Chikungunya).

There is no vaccination for Chikungunya disease. Prevention can be done by avoiding mosquito bites by practicing 3M (closing water reservoirs, burying used items, draining the bath), sprinkling abate powder on the stored water, using mosquito repellent spray or repellent on the body, using clothes that cover the arms and feet, as well as using a mosquito net.

Complaints experienced by your mother are not necessarily due to Chikungunya, the symptoms suffered can be caused by various other diseases / conditions such as dengue fever, other viral infections, typhoid fever, gastritis, and so on. We recommend that you consult a doctor who directly examines the condition of the mother and asks about your mother's diagnosis, so that they can discuss the best therapy for your mother.

Complaints of abdominal pain, accompanied by nausea can be treated temporarily by:

Feeding with smaller portions
Providing a softer or more liquid form of food
Avoid foods with strong tastes / odors that trigger nausea
Provide enough drinking water
Avoid overly spicy, oily foods, coffee, cow's milk products

That's all the explanation above, hopefully it's useful.

Dr. Saphira Evani

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