What Is Dengue?

By katherine
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3. How Is Dengue Treated?

The course of treatment for dengue depends on the severity of the case. There is no specific treatment for mild dengue. In most moderate cases, doctors will recommend adequate rest, plenty of liquids and acetaminophen for discomfort. Infected person’s should not take ibuprofen or aspirin.

If a person develops a severe case of dengue, emergency room physicians will focus more on managing the resulting issues, such as low blood pressure, internal bleeding or vomiting, to keep the patient stable and alive. Patients will likely stay in the hospital for round-the-clock monitoring until they get better.


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