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Dengue - Drastic platelet

My brother woke up with a bad fever on Sunday morning , we got a cbc and dengue test done without wasting anytime . The dengue test was positive with a 5.23 rating . His platelet count was 1.73lacs yest and today it is at 33,000. Our doctor has not suggested getting him to the hospital , however we are worried and wish to know how much time he'll take to recover . He is normal and does not have any bleeding or vomiting so far. Do we need to get him admitted to the hospital or is it fine to continue medication at home ?
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Dr. Anil Kumar Jain Bangalore | General Physician
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Hello there. 

I can understand your concern. 
You need to take him to the hospital and get him admitted immediately. 
If the platelets fall further there can be some problems.
Do not take any chances.
Ask him to drink plenty of fluids and take rest.
Tab. Caripill thrice a day after food for 5 days would also be recommended from my side.
Best regards.
Dr. Anil kumar jain.
Bangalore.

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DR .V.HARI PRASAD Chittoor | Family Physician
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continue medication at home if no other symptoms except fever.
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check platelet count every 6 hours atleast .if platelet count less than 25,000 with bleeding symptoms or paltelet count less than 5,000 you need blood component replacementment therapy .drink plenty of fluid .use antipyretics or analgesics like dolo 650 tid
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use mosqito coils /else even morning .avoid fresh water stagnation in your surrounding .beware of day time mosqitos.keep your surroundings clean.
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Dr. Ameet Thakkar Mumbai | General Physician
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As a precaution he needs to be admitted and kept under observation. He may require platelet transfusion if his platelet counts drop further. It would be advisable to be admitted in a hospital so that the platelets can be made available easily if required. There would be absolutely no harm if he is kept under the observation of a physician.
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