What Is the Treatment For Dengue Fever?

Q:
What is the treatment for dengue fever?

A:
There is no specific medicine to treat dengue infection.

For typical dengue, the treatment is concerned with relief of the symptoms and signs:

  • Home remedies such as rest and fluid intake (oral rehydration) are important.
  • Pain relievers such as aspirin and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) should only be taken under a doctor’s supervision because of the possibility of worsening bleeding complications.
  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol) and codeine may be given for severe headache and for joint and muscle pain.

If you start to feel worse in the first 24 hours after your fever goes down, you should get to a hospital immediately to be checked for complications.

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