Dengue fever symptoms include fever, headache, aching eye sockets, general aches and pains, joints or bones aches, and a rash resembling heat rash, with some cases experiencing bleeding such as nose bleeds or bleeding gums.
As for dengue hemorrhagic fever, symptoms include all the symptoms of dengue fever, but with specific additional symptoms including:
- A fever over 38 degrees Celsius for over 2-7 days
- Nausea, vomiting, and a loss of appetite
- Flush face, small red spots on the skin, or bleeding found in various areas such as nosebleeds, scurvy, and blood in urine or stools
- Severe stomach ache, which increases in pain if pressure is applied
- In certain severe cases where a patient has suffered from a fever for 2-7 days, they may also suffer from some blood circulation issues or go into shock, which is known as dengue shock syndrome. Symptoms include restlessness, cold toes or fingers, infrequent urination, decreased blood pressure, and an unmeasurable pulse.
With the exception of those who go into Dengue Shock Syndrome, after 2-7 days, fever should reduce, and blood circulation, blood pressure, and heart rate should stabilize. Within an additional 2 to 3 days, energy levels increase, stomach aches disappear, and appetite return. It is at this point that some develop a red heat rash like rash on the palms and soles of the feet; however, it should clear up within one week.