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Avoid self-medication, if there are symptoms of Dengue, say experts

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Experts advise patients to use caution if they experience fever, nausea, vomiting, rashes, pain behind the eyes, or pain in their muscles, joints, or bones.
A 50-year-old man from Sultanpur arrived in Lucknow and started experiencing fever and body aches for five days.
He continued to take medication from a neighborhood pharmacy to treat his symptoms.
He eventually vomited and had blood come out of his eyes and nostrils, and red and blue rashes appeared all over his body.
On Friday, his family hurried him to King George’s Medical University (KGMU).
His condition was determined to be dengue hemorrhagic fever here.
The patient is slipping into dengue shock despite best efforts. Although his condition is critical, we are making improvements, according to a senior official at KGMU.

Unbelievably, up to 140 dengue patients are currently being treated in different hospitals throughout the city.

In the city, 15 (11%) of these patients are battling dengue hemorrhagic fever or dengue shock syndrome for their lives.

Fifty patients are reportedly being treated at Lokbandhu Hospital, followed by Balrampur (30), KGMU (22), SPM Civil (16), and 22 at two renowned private hospitals, according to officials. These patients display symptoms of vomiting, a low platelet count, and abdominal pain.
Experts advise patients to use caution if they experience fever, nausea, vomiting, rashes, pain behind the eyes, or pain in their muscles, joints, or bones.

Also, no medication should be taken without first consulting a physician. “People frequently start by purchasing medicine from pharmacies for their pain and fever. However, some drugs, like aspirin and dispirin, can make dengue patients bleed, “said Prof. D. Himanshu, KGMU’s medical director.

Dr. Ajay Tripathi, Lokbandhu Hospital’s chief medical overseer, “Patients should take plain paracetamol tabs for fever and increase their fluid intake if dengue is found. They should also rest. If the patient’s rashes are getting worse, they feel exhausted and their fever isn’t going down, they need to be taken immediately to the hospital.”

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