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Treatment

There is no specific treatment for classic dengue fever, and most people recover within 2 weeks. To help with recovery, healthcare experts recommend

  • Getting plenty of bed rest
  • Drinking lots of fluids
  • Taking medicine to reduce fever

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises people with dengue fever not to take aspirin. Acetaminophen or other over-the-counter pain-reducing medicines are safe for most people.

For severe dengue symptoms, including shock and coma, early and aggressive emergency treatment with fluid and electrolyte replacement can be lifesaving.

 

 

Last Updated June 04, 2007