Dengue Fever Accompanied By Nosebleeds?
my 4-year-old son just got home from the hospital because of dengue after 4 days of being treated. again huh?
Hello Ade, Thank you for the question.
Dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) is caused by Dengue virus infection which is transmitted through mosquito bites. This infection causes damage to blood vessels and platelet cells so that platelet cell levels will decrease. Platelet cells are blood cells that play a role in blood clotting. If the level of platelet cells is too low, a person can be more prone to spontaneous bleeding such as from the nose (nosebleeds), gums, skin (petekiae or bruises), urinary tract, or digestive tract. Therefore, the presence of nosebleeds really should be of particular concern. How long has your child had a fever and how was the child's last platelet level before returning from the hospital? Due to limited information regarding fever duration and last platelet level, I'm sorry I cannot provide the right information. This information needs to be known to determine whether the symptoms of nosebleeds are something that must require closer supervision or can be observed at home first. You should re-check your child's condition to the doctor, especially if the nosebleeds occur repeatedly or do not stop. The doctor will re-examine your child and determine further treatment. In the meantime, encourage your child to get enough rest. If nosebleeds appear, please encourage your child to sit upright with his head slightly leaning forward then press on the nose for 10-15 minutes. You can also compress the child's nose to help reduce bleeding. Teach children not to put their hands to their nose and not to blow their nose too tight afterwards.
Hopefully this information helps you.