What are the symptoms of rat fever
The symptoms of rat fever in the initial stage is very similar to OCR, so many people prefer to be treated with home remedies, not going to the doctor. However, this disease can give serious complications on kidneys and lead to a sharp deterioration of the blood and formation of blood clots, which can result in death.
The first manifestation of the disease starts 2-3 weeks after infection. In the initial period, the duration of which is 1 to 3 days, sharply raises the temperature (to 39-40oC), there shivering, headache, muscle and joint pain, weakness, dry mouth. Increased eyes become sensitive to light. The skin of the face, neck and upper chest blushing.
You may also see a small rash, localized to the underarms and sides of torso.
Then comes the second period of sickness, lasting about a week. The main symptom of rat fever at this stage is pain in the lumbar region, accompanied by frequent vomiting. And vomiting occurs independent of food intake or medications. Face edema, urination becomes difficult.
Often, pain and swelling in the abdomen.
As already mentioned, in the beginning of the disease can be confused with severe form of acute respiratory infections. However, the symptoms of the second period was completely different. You should immediately consult the doctor (if you have not done so), and upon confirmation of the diagnosis "rat fever" not to refuse admission!
The third period is characterized by gradual improvement in health. Disappear pain, stops vomiting, normalizes urination. The patient may continue to experience dry mouth and weakness, but after about 1.5-2 weeks and these symptoms should disappear.
How to treat rat fever
As already mentioned, the treatment should be in hospital, in the infectious disease Department. Patient is prescribed antiviral, anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antipyretic drugs. When kidney damage and blood clots hemodialysis and treatment with anticoagulants.
The diagnosis of "rat fever" is an infectious diseases doctor the results of laboratory studies of blood and urine.
To prevent this disease it is necessary to conduct disinfection of premises inhabited by rodents. Food should be stored out of the reach of rodents containers.