Risks for pregnant women due to dengue virus

Summary

‎Dengue virus is the cause of dengue fever, it is a mosquito-borne virus, most people are infected with this virus eighty percent, which does not show any immediate symptoms.‎

‎Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne tropical disease caused by the dengue virus, which can include symptoms of high fever, headache, vomiting, muscle and joint pain and skin rash. If you are pregnant and think you have symptoms of dengue or a severe case then call the ‎‎doctor‎‎ on the ointment immediately.‎

‎How does dengue spread?‎

‎Dengue is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. Dengue can have side effects, including fetal death, low birth weight and preterm birth, which can transmit the virus to her fetus during pregnancy or around the time of birth.‎

‎Protect your pregnancy from dengue‎

‎If possible, avoid traveling to areas at risk during pregnancy, which is common in more than 100 countries, including countries in regions.‎

  • ‎Find out if there is dengue in the country you will visit‎
  • Talk to your healthcare provider before traveling‎
  • ‎Protect yourself from mosquito bites‎
  • If you live or are traveling in a vulnerable area‎

‎Symptoms of dengue in 3 pregnancies‎

‎Dengue fever can cause mild or severe symptoms of pregnancy These fever’s mild symptoms include:‎

  • High fever‎
  • ‎Nausea and vomiting‎
  • ‎Dengue fever rash, usually with itching and swelling in the palms and soles‎
  • ‎Eye, muscle, and joint pain‎
  • ‎Swollen glands‎
  • Headache‎

‎Common symptoms of dengue‎

‎Mild symptoms should go away within two to seven days, but severe cases of this fever, also known as dengue hemorrhagic fever, require immediate medical attention if left untreated, it can lead to trauma (sudden drop in blood pressure), internal bleeding and death.‎

  • ‎Severe abdominal pain and tenderness‎
  • ‎Vomiting‎‎ at least three times within 2 hours‎
  • ‎Bleeding gums or nose‎
  • ‎Difficulty breathing‎
  • Blood in vomit, urine or feces‎
  • ‎Fatigue, restlessness and irritability‎

‎Treatment of dengue‎

‎There are no specific medications to treat mild cases of this fever during pregnancy i.e. do not take pain-relieving medications like aspirin or ibuprofen to help reduce your fever as they can increase your risk of bleeding complications. Also make sure to stay hydrated and drink plenty of liquid.‎

‎If it turns out you have a high fever of it, you may need to be hospitalized so that doctors can monitor your blood pressure and you’ll be given liquid for anemia and an IV to replace electrolytes and transfusions.‎

‎In addition to intravenous liquid, some pregnant women with low platelet counts are given a tocolytic agent aimed at preventing contraction until platelet transfusions are at a safe threshold for childbirth.‎

‎Call an ointment healthcare provider right away if you’re pregnant and think you have symptoms of dengue or a severe case of it. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment can significantly reduce the risk of complications.‎

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