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Chikungunya is a usually self-limiting condition due to a virus. It is important to exclude other dangerous conditions and symptomatic treatment is usually advocated Chikungunya is a relatively a rare viral fever that is caused by the bite of a common mosquito. Outbreaks have taken...Read More

Posted on : Saturday, June 28, 2008 12:00 AM
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The statement which says...Blood Serology For detection of antigens or antibiotics. I think the writer wanna say antigens and ANTIBODIES, not ANTIBIOTICS. Isn't it?
Replied on Sunday, February 1, 2009 12:00 AM
I contracted chikungunya while on holiday in Mauritus. I have had it for the past 10 months. Does anyone out there know how long it lasts? Some say from a couple of months to a year. If I don't take cortisone, I can barely move my limbs. I will be grateful for any info.
Replied on Tuesday, March 31, 2009 12:00 AM

Hi Chantal. I don't know for certain as the health board here would not do the blood test, but I am certain that I got chikugunya while in India in July. Still have joint pains and get very tired sometimes. Did anyone reply to you as i would also like to know how long more I am gonna feel bad. thanks colette
Replied on Sunday, October 25, 2009 12:00 AM
Hi Colette yes, I spoke to the Ministry of Health in Mauritius - I also went back there a month ago. It can last up to 3 years, some cases even longer! I still have pain 18 mths later. Off the cortisone, but acupuncture really helping. Good luck.
Replied on Monday, October 26, 2009 12:00 AM

hey chantal , did you try chloroquine ? talk to your doctor about this medicine , i heard it is helpful in chikungunya ,
Replied on Saturday, May 9, 2009 12:00 AM
Thanks, yes did try chloroquinine and cortisone for ages - but wasn't very good for me. Acupuncture though is really helping.
Replied on Monday, October 26, 2009 12:00 AM
chikungunya treatmant drugs are there for adults
nimusulide 200mg [nicip ds]
prednisolone 10 mg [omnocortil 10mg]
dexamethosone [dexona]
ranitidine 150 mg [rantac 150 mg]
Chlorpheniramine Maleate [cpm]

[cetrizine tablet can also be used with these above drugs as anti side effect]
Replied on Monday, July 13, 2009 12:00 AM

Dear friend,
Nimusulide has lots of sife effects and is banned in a lot of countries. so it is not a safe drug. Prednisolone and other steroids also cause lots of side effects so best avoided. CPM is also an outdated drugs which may only give symptomatic treatment for allergic side effects. So please stick to treatments like fluids and paracetamol. Chloroquine may be another option but I am not sure whether the benefit outweighs the risk here.
Replied on Saturday, October 24, 2009 12:00 AM

Dear Dr. Arun,
i am sufffering from chikungunya,please tell me some good medicine and what r the thing that i should avoid please reply me thanking you
Replied on Friday, November 13, 2009 12:00 AM

can v use taxime for chikungunya
Replied on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 12:00 AM

No Taxim is an antibiotic. It cannot be helpful in treating viral infections
Replied on Monday, January 18, 2010 12:00 AM

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