So my first sister was her body was hot and the next day she went to the midwife for treatment. And the midwife said she was positive for DHF, well my younger sister had wanted to be treated but she did not want to go for outpatient treatment and at home using the IV. Now it is the 4th day of dengue fever but since the use of infusion he only uses 2 times the infusion after that does not want to be used again. Well, it is hard for him to eat, drink, and his body continues to limp when asked by my father. Do you think if the 6-7 days haven’t changed, can you still be treated at home without medical supervision?
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Dengue fever is a disease caused by a viral infection carried by the Aedes aigepty mosquito. Dengue hemorrhagic fever causes fever accompanied by bleeding symptoms due to decreased blood platelet count.
Diagnosis of dengue fever is established starting from the symptoms of fever that can last within a range of 2-7 days, sudden high temperatures, followed by other symptoms such as headache, back pain, joint pain, nausea and vomiting then there is a critical phase, namely fever subsides but the number of platelets also will decrease followed by other signs of bleeding such as reddish rash / petechia from the tourniqet test, bleeding gums, nosebleeds and bloody bowel movements.
In addition, data from blood tests are also needed, namely an increase in hematocrit of more than 20% of the normal range accompanied by a decrease in platelets below 150,000.
Related to your sister's condition, has a blood test been previously performed to measure blood hematocrit platelet levels to make a diagnosis in the direction of DHF? How long have you had a fever? Are there any signs of bleeding from a simple examination of the tourniquet test? Are there any signs of bleeding that look like nosebleeds, bloody bowel movements, bleeding gums and the like? Are there other complaints such as nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and diarrhea?
If your brother's condition is getting weaker, it's difficult to get a good intake and increasingly difficult to communicate, do not hesitate to immediately be checked by the nearest health service to get the right treatment. The doctor will conduct an evaluation based on physical examination and blood laboratory to determine whether there are signs of bleeding towards dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) or only caused by dengue fever or other germ / virus infections.
Providing appropriate and quick treatment can help reduce complications and speed up the healing process that is good.
Someone who is in a state of pain often experience food intake that is lacking, causing physical weakness and prolong the healing process. Give more frequent fluid intake and give food in small portions, but with more frequent administration.
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