Danger If A Person With Dengue Fever Is Not Hospitalized?
I want to ask my husband to check his platelet blood, it says 66, the doctor told him to be treated because my husband has dengue fever and my husband doesn’t want to be treated is this dangerous, not doctor thx
Hello Mrs. Florentina! Thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
Dengue fever is a disease that is spread through the bite of a female Aedes aegypti mosquito that contains dengue virus infection. Dengue fever can cause serious disorders characterized by high fever, blood and lymph vessel disorders, bleeding, enlargement of the day, and circulatory system disorders. If left untreated, complications can occur in the form of heavy bleeding, shocks, and death.
In general, therapy for dengue fever aims to reduce the symptoms experienced and prevent complications. A platelet count below 100 million / mm3 makes your husband more prone to bleeding and serious complications, so he needs to be hospitalized to get enough fluids. In addition, if complications occur, your husband can be given immediate action by a doctor. Apart from the platelet count, the leukocyte count of patients with dengue fever also usually goes down. This condition can make the patient more susceptible to other serious infections.
It is better if you persuade your husband to take the advice of the doctor. Keeping going home can be dangerous for your husband's health. Your husband should get complete rest and get enough fluids. Your husband also needs to eat a healthy and nutritionally balanced diet so that he can recover faster. If you still go home, your husband still has to undergo routine blood tests every day until the results of the blood tests are safe. Immediately bring your husband to the emergency room at the nearest hospital if there is bleeding, including bloody or black bowel movements. Also bring your husband immediately if your hands or feet start to feel cold and your body is weak.
That's the information I can provide. I hope this helps.