How to Differentiate between Dengue and Viral Fever

Posted by sophialevensky on Fri, Jul 22, 2016  
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At times, there are some mornings you don’t desire getting out of bed. Your head pains, your nose is gooey, your joints hurt and your throat feels so painful you swear somebody used it as a grater while you were asleep. In spite of your best efforts to get rid of it, you know you have caught a cold. Not wicked enough to put you down but wicked enough to make your day seem lengthier and more puzzling while your head feels as if somebody is using it as a deep-toned drum. Regrettably, conventional medicine tells us that when it comes to the common cold or viral fever, there is not much you can do except treating the symptoms and let the cold run its path. It does not matter who you are; whether you are mature or young, before the end of the year, countless individuals would have gotten the revolting common cold and viral bug. However, with kids away from school for the July/August holiday, parents should be tremendously watchful since this is the peak time for not only the common cold but also dengue infection. Differentiating between the two is not easy even for medical specialists since both the diseases exhibit flu-like symptoms, predominantly in small kids where some of the symptoms of dengue can also be misguided for gastroenteritis.


Differentiating between Dengue and Viral infection or Common Cold


Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne viral septicity that causes severe flu-like ailment while the common cold is a viral communicable ailment of the upper respiratory system which affects primarily the nose and throat. There are four categories of dengue and they take account of DEN-1, DEN-2, DEN-3 and DEN-4. The dengue virus is spread from individual to individual by the bite of an infected Aedes aegypti mosquito. In the case of the common cold, there are over 200 bugs with the most universally associated viruses being the Rhinovirus, Picornavirs and Influenza to name some. Averagely, a child may get 6-12 common cold outbreaks in a year while a grown-up may get 1-3 attacks within the same time frame. This is so as grown-ups, having been more exposed to the virus, have built up some resistance while kids are still in the process of developing theirs.


Dengue can also befall in a more severe form called dengue haemorrhagic fever. In this form of dengue, the patient can encounter bleeding either underneath the skin (approximating hickeys) or from the gums, vagina or anus. The most severe form of dengue is dengue shock pattern where a patient's blood pressure becomes unusually low and there is dwindled blood entering vital organs and patients can die from this. While it is common for dengue to be misguided for a severe form of the common cold or viral, if after five days symptoms still continues, it becomes vital to see a physician. To detect the presence of dengue, a physician implements a blood test called dengue IgM. The doctor would study the patient's platelet count and the haematocrit. know How to differentiate between dengue and viral fever in detail at our carewhizz blog. 


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