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What is the symptoms of dengue fever? And what preventive should be taken in order to avoid it?

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Symptoms of Dengue Fever Symptoms, which usually begin four to six days after infection and last for up to 10 days, may include • Sudden, high fever • Severe headaches • Pain behind the eyes • Severe joint and muscle pain • Fatigue • Nausea • Vomiting • Skin rash, which appears two to five days after the onset of fever • Mild bleeding (such a nose bleed, bleeding gums, or easy bruising) However, serious problems can develop. These include dengue haemorrhagic fever, a rare complication characterized by high fever Diagnosing Dengue Fever Your local doctor can diagnose dengue infection with a blood test to check for the virus or antibodies to it. If you become sick after traveling to a tropical area, let your doctor know. This will allow your doctor to evaluate the possibility that your symptoms were caused by a dengue infection. Dengue-preventive measures 1. Dengue is caused by different types of virus usually transmitted by an Aedes mosquito that is infected with a dengue virus. 2. Dengue is a communicable disease spread by mosquitoes from one human to another. 3. Improve hygiene levels for reducing infections. 4. The only way is to prevent mosquito-bites and prevent mosquitoes from breeding 5. Make sure all egg-laying habitats of mosquitoes like open and stagnant water source are cleaned up. 6. Either throw the water and clean up or treat with insecticides 7. Use protection such as window screens, long-sleeved clothes, and insecticide treated materials, coils and vaporizers.
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For prevention of dengue. Homoeopathic medicine can be taken eupatorium perfoliatum 200, siz 30 pill. 4pill for adults and 2 pills for children. Can be taken twice daily for three days and subsequently at least two doses a week at the interval of three - four day till the epidemic persist for the prevention of dengue fever.
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