10 Symptoms of Dengue Fever, 10 Tips For Prevention of Dengue Fever..

    Symptoms and Prevention of Dengue Fever

    Dengue fever is transmitted by the bite of an Aedes mosquito infected with a dengue virus. The mosquito becomes infected when it bites a person with dengue virus in their blood. It can’t be spread directly from one person to another person.

    Symptoms of Dengue Fever

    1. Symptoms, which usually begin four to six days after infection and last for up to 10 days, may include
    2. Sudden, high fever
    3. Severe headaches
    4. Pain behind the eyes
    5. Severe joint and muscle pain
    6. Fatigue
    7. Nausea
    8. Vomiting
    9. Skin rash, which appears two to five days after the onset of fever
    10. Mild bleeding (such a nose bleed, bleeding gums, or easy bruising)

    Sometimes, symptoms are mild and can be mistaken for those of the flu or another viral infection. Younger children and people who have never had the infection before tend to have milder cases than older children and adults. However, serious problems can develop. These include dengue hemorrhagic fever, a rare complication characterized by high fever, damage to lymph and blood vessels, bleeding from the nose and gums, enlargement of the liver, and failure of the circulatory system. The symptoms may progress to massive bleeding, shock, and death. This is called dengue shock syndrome (DSS).

    Tips For Prevention of Dengue Fever

    1.Turn over empty pails and buckets, so that they do not collect excess water.  If the container that contains water cannot be emptied, remember to cover it well when not in use.

    2.Wear protective clothing. When you go into mosquito-infested areas, wear a long-sleeved shirt, long pants, socks and shoes. 

    3.Remember to clean out empty flower pots and not to over water potted plants. It is advised to not have any stagnant water around as it acts as breeding ground for the mosquitoes.

    4.Odomos Available in India and other areas of the Indian Subcontinent, is this highly effective and clinically proven mosquito repellent that is safe for kids.

    5.Apply mosquito repellents on all exposed areas, during the day as well as at night on a regular basis to prevent dengue. 

    6.Know that there is no cure for dengue fever. Although multiple vaccines are in the works, there is no cure for dengue fever. If you survive the illness, you will be immune to the strain with which you were infected. However, you will still be able to contract one of the other three strains.

    7. Always sleep under a mosquito net (especially small children as they sleep during the day and hence, the chance of mosquito bite is high during this time).

    8.Dengue fever can cause diarrhea and vomiting, which can cause dehydration. Therefore, it is important to drink plenty of water if you contract dengue fever. Your doctor may administer IV fluids to keep you hydrated as well.

    9. A natural method to keep mosquitoes at bay is to plant tulsi near your window. The plant has properties that do not allow mosquitoes to breed.

    10.See a doctor as soon as possible if you suspect that you have dengue fever. If you develop a fever after visiting a region where dengue fever is common, seek medical attention right away to increase your chances of survival. If your symptoms become severe, you may require blood pressure monitoring, blood transfusions, and other interventions that must be administered by medical professionals.

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