Dengue is an infection caused by a virus. You can get it if an infected mosquito bites you. Dengue does not spread from person to person. It is common in warm, wet areas of the world. Outbreaks occur in the rainy season. Dengue indicating symptoms are mild fever, continuous high fever, and severe headache, pain behind the eyes, muscles and joints.
HOW IS DENGUE DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis is done by a general physician who will conduct a physical examination based on the symptoms as well as lab tests that will basically examine the blood and urine samples. These tests will help in showing the extent of the spread of the virus.
HOW IS DENGUE TREATED?
There is no specific treatment for classic dengue fever, and most people recover within two weeks. To help with recovery, healthcare experts recommend
• Getting plenty of bed rest
• Drinking lots of fluids
• Taking medicine to reduce fever
For severe dengue symptoms, including shock and coma, early and aggressive emergency treatment with fluid and electrolyte replacement can be lifesaving.
DID YOU KNOW?
The best way to prevent dengue is to protect yourself from mosquito bites, especially in tropical places