Dengue: Symptoms, Prevention, Care
By TOI Staff December 1, 2022 Update on : December 1, 2022
Dengue menace has become a matter of concern at this moment as many people across the country have been affected by the deadly disease. It is believed that prevention is better than cure. The best way to prevent dengue is by avoiding mosquito bites. Dengue viruses are spread to people through the bite of Aedes mosquitoes.
The mosquito-borne viral disease is severe during the rainy and winter seasons. The World Health Organization classifies dengue as one of the top ten threats to public health.
Symptoms of Dengue:
It is recommended to go to a doctor or your nearby hospital if you see these symptoms. The common symptoms are fever, headache, red eye with pain, muscle, or bone pain, vomiting, abdominal pain, rash, etc.
There are some tips to prevent Dengue. They are:
Keep your house clean:
As dengue is a mosquito-borne disease, you should keep our house and garden clean so that the mosquitoes won’t get shelter to lay eggs.
Use a mosquito net:
You should use a mosquito net at your home when you sleep. It can protect us from mosquito bite and Dengue. Ensure there is no hole in the net to get the maximum protection.
Don’t let water stand:
Never leave water open in a jar or any other place for a long time as the mosquitoes will leave the larvae there. You should have a good drainage system in and outside of your home. Stagnant water leads to mosquito breeding.
Use mosquito killer:
You should use mosquito killer spray to kill the mosquitoes. You can also spray larvicide to get rid of the mosquito menace.
Wear protective clothing:
You should wear protective clothing to avoid mosquito bite. Wear long-sleeved dresses and long pants to get the maximum protection from mosquitoes.
Besides, you should follow every step to get the maximum protection from Aedes mosquitoes.
Once you are infected with Dengue, you should follow these tips to get rid of it. Let’s see what you need to do, if you are suffering from the disease.
You should eat healthy foods to have a good immunity power to come back to normalcy. Eat foods and fruits containing vitamins and minerals. You should have enough nutrients while you are suffering from Dengue.
You must stay hydrated if you are suffering from Dengue fever. Drink plenty of water and fluids to stay hydrated. You can consume coconut water as it is loaded with electrolytes and vital nutrients. You should have fresh juice of fruits.
It is very important to have a good rest when you are suffering from the disease. High fever, body and joint pain, headache, etc. are common during Dengue. One can get remedy of these problems easily, having a good rest, healthy food, and proper medicine.
Avoid junk or oily foods:
It is very important that you eat healthy foods when you are infected with Dengue. Don’t eat junk or oily foods as these are harmful for your health. Light and easy to digest food is advised when you are suffering from Dengue.
See a doctor:
You should not take risks when you are affected. If you have any serious symptoms and you are Dengue positive, you should immediately see a doctor or go to any healthcare provider. It requires immediate medical care during an emergency due to Dengue fever.