Symptoms Of Dengue Fever And How To Overcome Them?

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Hello, doctor, I want to ask. I have been suffering from TBD symptoms for 1 week, already taking various drugs but it doesn’t work. Is it okay to leave for 9 days? The thing is my area is far from the doctor

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Hello, thanks for the question.

Dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) is a fever caused by dengue virus infection which is transmitted through mosquitoes. Fever is a condition where body heat exceeds 38.5 degrees Celsius. This heat or fever arises as the body's defense response to fight germs. This disease is usually characterized by continuous high heat, headaches, decreased appetite, pain throughout the body, and accompanied by signs of bleeding when it is heavy, such as nosebleeds, ptekie or red spots on the hands, bleeding gums, bleeding from the channel digestion, bleeding from the urinary tract, and so on. Fever in DHF is typical, like a horseshoe, where on the first 3 days the fever will be very high, then it decreases on days 4-6 which indicates the body is entering a critical phase, and then the fever will rise again on the 7th day. DHF causes damage and leakage of blood vessels and damage to platelets or pieces of blood whose function is to prevent bleeding so that in laboratory tests usually obtained a low platelet value (below 150,000) and an increase in hematocrit values ‚Äč‚Äčindicating the occurrence of plasma leakage. If the fever is more than 7 days means that the critical phase has passed, platelets will usually start to rise, and hematocrit will start returning to normal. However, if the clinical symptoms are severe with signs of bleeding as mentioned above, you should consult a doctor, the doctor will conduct a direct examination on the patient and supporting examinations such as blood tests. Handling will be adjusted to clinical conditions and laboratory results obtained. If the clinical condition is good and the laboratory results are back to normal (platelets, hematocrit and normal leukocytes) can be done outpatient at home, but if the clinical conditions and lab results are not normal the doctor may suggest treatment in the hospital. In patients with dengue fever the most important is fluid therapy, therefore in patients with outpatient DHF at home, it is advisable to consume lots of fluids (at least 2L per day). The critical period of dengue fever is on days 4, 5, and 6, which is when the fever goes down so that you have to watch out for signs of shock, such as shortness of breath, cold sweat, cold feet and hands, weak pulse, and decreased blood pressure. If there are signs of shock, immediately take it to the nearest emergency room for medical help. To help reduce fever you should:

Compress with ice water or plain water on the parts of the body folds Increase consumption of water at least 2 L per day Condition the room with cool air Use thin clothing Rest sufficiently Eat healthy and nutritious food to speed up the healing process Thus, hopefully useful.

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