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Dengue fever
Hi, My daughter 1yr old detected dengue fever, she had fever from yesterday. She was on formula now... I breastfeed her upto 8months... She was not a direct fed baby, I pumped milk nd fed her thru bottle. Now how ll b her immune system to fight against dengue...?? Since she was in formula fed... I was very afraid of my baby's dengue fever... She couldn't tolerate her fever... Is it curable ..?? How long ll b the recovery period...?? Pls reply me ...
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Hi, It really pains to hear the child suffering. Dengue illness -  It is a self relieving viral disease. Most often high fever persists for 5-7 days. After the fever subsides, child may recover fully or go on to develop bleeding spots or swelling over the eyes or whole body. During this critical phase platelet count and white blood counts  drop and then recover. ( Google Search research my article  by typing Dr Abhishek Madhura and dengue ) This phase could last for 3-7 days, and then child recovers completely in another 3-5 days. Sometimes, patient may get lungs and heart involvement and might require more healthcare support in the form of ventilator or heart supporting medications . Dengue is particularly severe in infants, but all Pediatrician are well equipped and trained to handle this disease, hence if child is hospitalised then you need not worry too much as the attending Pediatrician will take good care of her.
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Keep baby hydrated by offering frequent sips of water  or milk if not contraindicated by the doctor.
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