I think that I might have dengue,where do they test for it on the north coast? I went to the lab next to Western Union in Sosua and the girl looked at me like I had three heads.
Do you vacillate between fever and chills ? Do your bones & muscles hurt like never before ? Do you have a thudding headache or swollen lymph glands or any bleeding from the gums, nose or ears ?
A dengue fever test checks your blood for signs of a dengue fever infection. There are two main types of dengue fever blood tests. One looks for the virus itself; the other checks for antibodies to the virus.
I am sure they could do it at CMC - if you are brave enough to risk going to that 'hospital
', and paying double and waiting for a full day before they even see you.
But check if they can test for it at the
Diagnostico Medico Dra. Mayans
lab in Cabarete:
Edificio Ocean One 3316
Teléfono: (809) 571-0861
Horarios: Lunes - Viernes 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, Sabados: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
or go to Bournigal in Puerto Plata and they may direct you to a proper testing facility.
If you do have it, so sorry
because it is not a pleasant illness ( I had it in Puerto Rico) - Let us know your results.
Do not take:
aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin ) or naproxen sodium (Aleve). They can increase bleeding complications.
You can take Tylenol
and drink many glasses of water per day.