Why aspirin should not be taken in dengue?
Hello, my niece is 18 years old. She has got dengue fever. It's a difficult time for her. She has not recovered yet. Doctor has advised not to take aspirin. She is having weakness and body ache. If there is no improvement within the coming 2-3 days, doctor told us to shift her to hospital. It seems to me that aspirin will help get relief. Can anybody provide some idea on why aspirin should not be taken in dengue?
@awanish The infecting organism in dengue affects the platelets which are responsible for clotting and in turn increase the tendency for a person to bleed. Aspirin and Ibuprofen, too, have similar reactions to the human body. Together they could cause the person to bleed excessively pushing the person towards 'Dengue Shock syndrome'. Once the person reaches that stage, immediate medical attention and hospitalisation is necessary