Is It True That My Decision For A Blood Test Because Of Worry About Dengue?
Good afternoon, I Arini, I am 25 years old, starting from Thursday I have a fever and a dry cough, I have taken a fever-lowering drug, paracetamol 650 mg and cough medicine as well, last night it didn’t go down too, then morning “it (friday) fever I started to go down, during the day I had a fever again and my head was dizzy and my whole body was limp, it felt too bad, then at night my fever went down. The next day, Saturday, I had another fever, finally at night I decided to check with the doctor. The doctor only diagnosed me with sore throat plus fever, the doctor said, if in the next 1-2 days I still have a fever then it is recommended to immediately take a blood test.I was prescribed a fever-lowering drug, antibiotics, anti-inflammatory, and cough medicine. yesterday morning (Sunday), but after it came down, and followed by diarrhea, I pooped right “only 5 times a day of water, d added with my head heavy, dizzy, really limp body, walking was like me overpass “. Today (Monday), I still have diarrhea, and my head feels heavy, dizzy, limp. Can I check the blood immediately? I am afraid of dengue indications. Please enlighten me 🙏🙏🙏
Hello Arini Eka,
Dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) is an infectious disease caused by dengue virus. Dengue infection is transmitted through Aedes aegpyti mosquito bites. Symptoms of DHF are high fever for 3-7 days accompanied by other symptoms such as:
Pain behind the eyes
Abdominal pain, especially in the solar plexus
Spontaneous bleeding: red spots on the skin, nosebleeds, bleeding gums, BAK blood, and so on
Pain in the joints and muscles throughout the body
Nausea and vomiting
The diagnosis of dengue is the clinical symptoms above accompanied by a decrease in blood platelets <100,000 and a sign of hemoconcentration (increased blood hematocrit). The principle of handling DHF is to meet the needs of body fluids. In DHF patients there is excessive fluid discharge due to leakage of blood vessels and also because of high fever. Therefore, the need for fluids will be much greater when suffering from DHF. Other medicines given are fever reducing and medication to relieve nausea / vomiting, heartburn, and other symptoms experienced by the patient.
Laboratory blood tests with the term "routine / complete blood" are usually the most basic tests for diagnosing DHF. Can be done on the 3rd or 4th day of illness which only gives a picture of a decrease in platelets. Examination is usually repeated every day to evaluate the fluid therapy given. If you experience symptoms such as DHF, please do a blood test in accordance with the advice of the doctor who has done the examination to you. Bring the results of the examination to the doctor to get an appropriate explanation. If you have diarrhea, try to consume enough water. If you experience signs of dehydration such as dry lips, BAK a little, weak, you should immediately see a doctor. Thus the explanation from me, may be useful.