The principal symptoms of dengue
and at least two of the following:
-severe eye pain
-muscle and/or bone pain
-mild bleeding manifestation (nose or gum bleed, petechiae, or easy bruising
Watch for warning signs as temperature declines 3 to 5 days after symptoms/fever began, as this is the most dangerous period when platelet counts decline significantly. Report immediately to hospital if any of the following warning signs appear:
-severe abdominal pain
or persistent vomiting
-red spots or patches on the skin
-bleeding from nose or gums
-black, tarry stools
-drowsiness or irritability
-pale, cold, or clammy skin
There is no specific medication for treatment of a dengue infection
-Use analgesics with acetaminophen (crocin
-650 mg) and avoid those containing ibuprofen
, naproxen, aspirin
or aspirin containing drugs.
-Take rest, drink plenty of fluids like coconut water, lime water etc.to prevent dehydration.
-Avoid visiting heavily populated residential areas, if possible.
-Use mosquito repellents/mosquito nets when indoors.
-When outdoors, wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants