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07 Early Dengue Symptoms

Dengue Symptoms, Fever and Treatment

Dengue symptoms and fever begins with chills, headache, pain behind the eyes, which increases when the eyes are moved, loss of appetite, weakness and back pain. There is pain in the legs and joints in the first hour of illness. Dengue fever is usually diagnosed when a person experiences symptoms such as headache, high fever, pain in the eyes, severe muscle pain and abdominal pain.

Dengue symptoms

Also he is coming from an area where there is a history of dengue. Dengue fever can be difficult to diagnose because its symptoms match those of many other viral diseases, such as West Nile virus and chikungunya fever. Health care professionals can use a blood test called DENV Detect IgM Capture ELISA to diagnose people with dengue fever. According to the FDA, the result of this test can be positive even if the patient has West Nile virus.

Early Dengue Symptoms, Fever

Dengue fever begins with chills, headache, pain behind the eyes, which increases when the eyes are moved, loss of appetite, weakness and back pain.

Dengue symptoms

In the first hour of illness, there is pain in the legs and joints. The body temperature quickly rises to 104 F, the heartbeat slows down, and the blood pressure drops. The eyes turn red. A pinkish rash appears on the face and then goes away. There is swelling in the lymph nodes of the neck and groin.

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High fever and other dengue symptoms last for two to four days, followed by a rapid drop in body temperature with excessive sweating. The body temperature remains normal for the next one day and the weakness seems a bit less. The next day the fever starts to rise again. Except the face, there are small red spots all over the body. The palms and soles become dark red with swelling.

Warning signs of Dengue Fever

  • Abdominal pain
  • Frequent vomiting
  • Accumulation of clinical fluid
  • Mucosal bleed
  • Restlessness and weakness
  • Enlargement of the liver by more than 2cm
  • Platelets also drop rapidly

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