Platelet Values are Normal, Am I Safe From Dengue Fever?
Day 3, I was sick with a lab test and the results were normal. With the same symptoms and complaints my sister is positive for DHF (day 3 lab test too). Am I safe from dbd? My condition now (day 4) has improved
Hello Fahrialif, thank you for using the HealthReplies.com service.
Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) is a disease caused by dengue virus which is transmitted through mosquito bites. Critical diagnosis of clinical risk for DBD, based on WHO in 2011:
Clinical Manifestations of Fever 2-7 days There are manifestations of bleeding Enlargement of the liver (hepatomegaly) Shock, characterized by fast and weak pulse, decreased pulse pressure, low blood pressure (hypotension), cold hands and feet, moist skin, and patients appear nervous Hemoconcentration, or an increase in hematocrit above 20% If two clinical manifestations are accompanied by two laboratory results, the DHF can already be diagnosed. In your case, the results of your platelets are still normal, meaning that it cannot be established as DHF for a while. But you still have to be careful and still consume enough water to prevent dehydration. If you are still unsure, you can consult directly with a specialist in internal medicine.
The things you can do right now are:
- Consume enough water to prevent dehydration
- Consuming heat-lowering drugs such as paraceramol at the dosage indicated on the drug packaging
- Use mosquito nets while sleeping, and wear loose clothing, to prevent you from mosquito bites
- Do not visit areas that are endemic to DHF
- Using anti-mosquito lotion or spray
If you find the following signs, I advise you to immediately visit the nearest health facility:
- Spontaneous bleeding, from the nose, gums, vomiting, or feces
- Dizzy, palpitations
- Great vomiting
- Stomach tightens and hardens
- Fever does not improve with medication
Such information that I can provide, hopefully can help you.