Dengue fever is a viral infection that is transmitted via mosquitoes in South and Southeast Asia, Latin America, several regions throughout Africa, and Oceania. In most people the infection is not severe and disappears within a week without generating any lasting issues. However, in uncommon cases, the disease can be really serious and life-threatening.
Dengue fever is a disease caused by a virus transmitted by a mosquito. There are four viruses connected closely to the disease. The viruses are connected to the same viruses that cause yellow fever and the West Nile infection. The specific type of mosquito is named Aedes, which is also active during the day. The is disease can be debilitating and painful. There is no particular treatment or vaccine widely available for dengue. Therefore, it is important to avoid mosquito bites when visiting a region where the disease can be found.
The symptoms of a primary infection with Dengue fever are similar to those of the flu. A secondary infection will show symptoms 5-8 days after the mosquito bite. Symptoms of a secondary infection include fever, headache (especially behind the eyes), and joint and muscle pain, followed by a rash with swollen dots (similar to stinging nettle) spreads from the torso to the face and extremities. Sometimes bleeding beneath the skin appears in a pinpoint pattern.
Dengue fever generally heals after ten days without symptoms. Very seldom will a bad case run its course without a skin rash, but still with hemorrhagic diathesis (tendency to bleed), hepatomegaly (swelling of the liver), and symptoms of shock (Dengue shock syndrome). In these cases, symptoms can be treated with blood and blood-product infusions.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
Note: Your information will be kept anonymously.
Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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