Daughter has chikungunya
My 4 year old daughter had high fever since last monday 28th Aug16, for 2-3 days fever sometimes had even gone upto 104.8 F. On consulting our regular paeditrician he said its a case of viral fever, by thursday friday fever was better but she had red spots on her face and body, also complaining of headache and leg pain.our doctor still said its viral, but we went ahead with a blood test and now result has come positive for chikungunya and cbc says mild leucopenia but platelet count is ok (1.64). Please help what needs to be done now that it is confirmed chikungunya. We stay in gurgaon.
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Hello there. I can understand your concern. Partly what your pediatrician said is also right. Chikungunya fever is also a type of viral fever. Also, what treatment your pediatrician has given is also right. Chikungunya fever is treated by just symptomatic control. Temperature control, rest and peoper nutrition and she must drink clean water. Just consult the same pediatrician in person for further evaluation and management. Best regards. Dr. Anil kumar jain. Bangalore.
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