Dengue Fever Treatment in Pune

Do you have a sudden onset of high fever?

Is there severe muscle and joint pain?

If yes, then you should consult Dr. Mukesh Mahajan at Phoenix Multispeciality Clinic immediately to rule out any complications. Dr. Mukesh Mahajan, the founder of Phoenix Multispeciality Clinic, is the best general physician in Keshav Nagar, Pune.

With an experience of 11 years, the doctor has vast knowledge and expertise to deal with complex medical conditions.

Dr Mahajan offers comprehensive treatment for dengue fever at his clinic, which has an excellent in-house diagnostic centre. This is very convenient for the patients who are assured complete treatment under one roof.

 

What is Dengue Fever?

Dengue fever is a painful and debilitating mosquito-borne viral infection spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. Annually, around 400 million people worldwide are infected with dengue.

 

What are Dengue Fever symptoms?

You will experience the symptoms mostly after four to seven days after infection. They last for around 10 days and include:

dengue sumptoms
  • Severe headache
  • Sudden high fever
  • Severe joint, bone and muscle pains
  • Swollen lymph glands
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Rash
  • Febrile seizures
  • Pain behind the eyes

How is Dengue Fever diagnosed?

The symptoms of dengue fever may be mild in many cases and are mistaken for flu or other viral infection. Doctors usually use a blood test to diagnose dengue.

 

Dengue Fever treatment

There is no specific medication or treatment for dengue fever. Dr Mukesh Mahajan performs a medical examination and prescribes medicines to help you manage the symptoms. He always asks his patients to drink plenty of fluids and take complete care and rest.

Further, he advises his patients to monitor their conditions as there are changes for complications. If they start to feel worse after 24 hours of their fever receding, he asks them to reach the clinic or hospital immediately to check for complications.

 

Complications of Dengue Fever

Generally, people recover from dengue within a week. But in some cases, the symptoms may worsen and become life-threatening. This is known as dengue hemorrhagic fever.

The symptoms of dengue hemorrhagic fever are:

  • High fever
  • Bleeding from the nose
  • Bleeding from the gums
  • Persistent vomiting
  • Damage to the blood vessels
  • Liver enlargement
  • Circulatory system failure

Dengue hemorrhagic fever can trigger dengue shock syndrome, which can lead to excessive bleeding and even death.

 

What are the causes of dengue fever?

causes of dengue fever

Dengue fever is caused by one of the four dengue viruses transmitted by mosquitoes. It spreads the disease by biting the infected person and then biting someone else.

Once you recover from dengue, you have immunity from the type of virus that infected you, but not from the other three dengue viruses.

Furthermore, you have an increased risk of developing hemorrhagic dengue fever if you are infected again. People living or travelling to tropical and subtropical areas have a greater risk of infection.

 

Dengue Fever prevention

The best way to prevent yourself from dengue is to reduce the mosquito population and avoid mosquito bites.

 

Follow the below methods to minimize the risk of dengue fever:

  • Use mosquito repellent
  • Wear appropriate clothing with full sleeves and pants tucked in the socks
  • Avoid populated areas
  • Do not leave windows open and use air-conditioning instead
  • Doors and windows should have screens
  • Use mosquito nets while sleeping

By getting rid of mosquito breeding areas, you can minimize its population. Breeding areas include places where there is stagnant water like flower pots, birdbaths, pet dishes, cans, etc. You should empty or change the water regularly.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Dengue is not a contagious disease as it does not spread through contact. The mosquitoes carry and transmit the dengue virus.

There are tests available that can help diagnose dengue which include antigen detection tests and antibody detection tests.

The symptoms of dengue fever include severe joint, bone and muscle pain, skin rashes and pain behind the eyes. These characteristics differentiate dengue fever from other fevers.

Most people with dengue fever are treated at home. They should take the medications prescribed by the doctor, drink plenty of fluids, eat a nutritious diet, and take rest.

 

It is important to look out for danger signs and then immediately contact your doctor or visit the hospital.

Usually, people recover within one to two weeks. Some may feel weak and tired for several weeks. You should consult the doctor if the symptoms continue for longer.

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