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Know About Symptoms, Diagnosis & Prevention Of Dengue Fever!

Know About Symptoms, Diagnosis & Prevention Of Dengue Fever!

Dengue fever is a painful infection transmitted by the bite of one of the 4 closely related viruses that are carried by a type of mosquitoes known as Aedes mosquitoes. The infection is not directly from one person to another.

Symptoms: After the mosquito bite, symptoms set in about 4 to 6 days and can last up to 10 days (as noted below). Most are general symptoms which can be seen with any viral infection and therefore most dengue cases can go undetected.

  1. Sudden high temperatures
  2. Pain behind the eyes
  3. Severe headaches
  4. Swollen lymph nodes
  5. Severe bone and muscle pains (this can lead to suspicion of dengue)
  6. Fatigue
  7. Nausea and vomiting
  8. Skin rash that appears 3 to 5 days after the onset of fever
  9. There could be in some cases gum bleeding, easy bruising, or nose bleeding

The dengue triad of symptoms is fever, headache and skin rash. This could lead to suspicion and blood tests that can lead to a diagnosis.

The acute phase lasts for about 2 weeks in most cases, and there is no antibiotic (it is a viral infection) cure for it. The treatment is therefore symptomatic, aimed at reducing fever and pains.

If left untreated, especially in children, a severe case called Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) can occur which affects children under 10 years of age and can cause the failure of the circulatory system. This can also occur when a person is developing dengue for the second time. This is a serious form and can even lead to death; therefore the symptoms should be taken seriously and attended to immediately.

Diagnosis: Confirmation of dengue is through a blood test, where the virus is tested for.

Treatment: Being a viral infection, antibiotics are not effective against dengue. Pain killers with acetaminophen are preferred. Aspirin is avoided, as it can worsen bleeding. Complete bed rest, hydration, and good nutrition are essential parts of the treatment. Being under medical supervision also helps watch out for complications. There is a vaccine under development that could become available in the next couple of years.

Prevention:

  1. Always use mosquito repellents, even indoors
  2. While being outdoors, use clothes that cover the arms and legs fully
  3. Use a mosquito net if your area is highly infested with mosquitoes
  4. Ensure the windows and doors are closed during the evening
  5. If you are suspicious of having dengue, reach out to the doctor
  6. Reduce chances for mosquitoes breeding by keeping the house clean
  7. If there are family members with dengue, protect yourself and them from mosquitoes

Preventing dengue is the best way to manage it; however, if once infected, the person develops immunity to it. Reduced immunity can put the person at risk of developing the condition again.

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Dengue & Chikungunya - Have Homeopathy At Your Rescue!

Dengue & Chikungunya - Have Homeopathy At Your Rescue!

Many surveys have proved that homeopathic medicines are extremely effective in treating all these cases of viral fever related to Dengue and Chikungunya, thereby help in restoring the health of the patient. Let us see one by one how homeopathy can help in the prevention and cure of both:

Dengue:
Dengue is a mosquito-borne infectious disease, which causes flu-like symptoms. The disease is caused by 4 different viruses and is spread by the Aedes species of mosquitos. Dengue affects your blood cells, which in turn results in a sudden drop in the platelet count. Ideally, the platelet count ranges from 1.5-4 lacs, but in people affected by dengue virus, the platelet count goes down to as low as 20,000-40,000. This condition can be fatal. The onset on dengue is through fever. Dengue is one of the diseases that is transmitted through parasites like mosquitoes. Often it tends to occur in most of the tropical countries.

Symptoms of dengue can vary from mild to severe-

Dengue symptoms usually develop 4-7 days after the mosquito bite. So many times the person affected by the virus does not realize that he/she has already been infected. If the fever does not subside in 3-4 days, one should immediately consult a doctor and have himself diagnosed.

Prevention and Cure through Homeopathy:
The Homeopathic approach of prevention and cure include:

  1. It is an effective way through which immune-modulation of patients is done without having the risk of any side-effect.
  2. The choice of homeopathic drugs depends upon an individual’s response to infection and the severity of the virus.
  3. The symptoms of the patients affected are studied carefully to decide upon the curative as well as preventive homeopathic medicines.

Chikungunya:

Similar to dengue, the chikungunya virus is spread by an infected female mosquito- the Aedes genus mosquito. Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on any person affected with this virus. Unlike dengue, this viral disease is rarely fatal. However, the symptoms of chikungunya can be long-lasting, severe and debilitating.

The major symptoms of chikungunya include-

In 2006, Chikungunya affected approximately 40,000 people, out of which nearly 1316 cases turned out to be fatal.

Prevention and Cure through Homeopathy:

Prevention
In Homeopathy, there is a concept known as “Genus Epidemicus”, which helps as preventive remedy in an epidemic like this. This concept involves:

  1. Clinical picture of a group of patients in a specific locality gets studied and hence the most appropriate remedy is selected as the Genus Epidemicus for Chikungunya.
  2. Genus Epidemicus helps in increasing person’s immunity to such a level that even after mosquito bites; it is unable to produce any active disease in the person’s body.

Cure

  1. Homeopathic medicines get prescribed as per the clinical presentation of the patient, which become very effective in giving relief from the complaints during Chikungunya.
  2. Homeopathy is effective in all kinds of viral diseases.
  3. The pills given are simply chewed on tongue and tastes sweet.
  4. These medicines do not cause any kind of gastric irritation.

Why Homoeopathy?

Since there are no effective medications, vaccines or treatment options for Dengue and Chikungunya, the only way to steer clear of these diseases is to prevent their occurrence. Homoeopathy medicines and remedies are very effective in preventing and curing the mosquito-borne diseases, Dengue and Chikungunya. These medicines are prepared from natural substances, hence are extremely safe. Eupatorium perfoliatum is a perennial plant, the extracts of which are used in preparing homoeopathy drugs for dengue. This helps ease the pain in the joints and in the eyeballs. This wonder plant also helps you recover from a severe headache. Arsenic album, a solution made from diluted aqueous arsenic trioxide, can ease symptoms like nausea and vomiting. Belladonna can cure high fever; reduce skin rashes and swelling in the joints.

Apart from these, health awareness is mandatory for the prevention of these diseases. Clean surroundings, practising good hygiene play a major role in averting prevalence of mosquito-borne diseases.

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Tips For Prevention Of Dengue!

Tips For Prevention Of Dengue!

Clothing: reduce the amount of skin exposed by wearing long pants, long-sleeved shirts, and socks, tucking pant legs into shoes or socks, and wearing a hat.
Mosquito repellents: use a repellent with at least 10 percent concentration of diethyltoluamide (deet), or a higher concentration for longer lengths of exposure. Avoid using deet on young children.

Mosquito traps and nets: nets treated with insecticide are more effective, otherwise the mosquito can bite through the net if the person is standing next to it. The insecticide will kill mosquitoes and other insects, and it will repel insects from entering the room.

Door and window screens: structural barriers, such as screens or netting, can keep mosquitos out.

Avoid scents: heavily scented soaps and perfumes may attract mosquitos.

Camping gear: treat clothes, shoes, and camping gear with permethrin, or purchase clothes that have been pretreated.

Timing: try to avoid being outside at dawn, dusk, and early evening.

Stagnant water: the aedes mosquito breeds in clean, stagnant water. Checking for and removing stagnant water can help reduce the risk.

To reduce the risk of mosquitoes breeding in stagnant water:

  • Turn buckets and watering cans over and store them under shelter so that water cannot accumulate
  • Remove excess water from plant pot plates
  • Scrub containers to remove mosquito eggs
  • Loosen soil from potted plants, to prevent puddles forming on the surface
  • Make sure scupper drains are not blocked and do not place potted plants and other objects over them
  • Use non-perforated gully traps, install anti-mosquito valves, and cover any traps that are rarely used
  • Do not place receptacles under an air-conditioning unit
  • Change the water in flower vases every second day and scrub and rinse the inside of the vase
  • Prevent leaves from blocking anything that may result in the accumulation of puddles or stagnant water.
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What is the normal wbc count for dengue fever and by which symptoms show the high risk of dengue fever?

What is the normal wbc count for dengue fever and by which symptoms show the high risk of dengue fever?
Generally Platelet count drops below normal and WBCs may be low to normal. General supportive care with medication required. For medication consult in private
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What is the symptoms of dengue fever because I am having it before many months without any gap in a day.

What is the symptoms of dengue fever because I am having it before many months without any gap in a day.
Dear lybrateuser, -Symptoms of dengue include high fever, headache, especially behind eyeballs, muscle and joint pain weakness, body rash & in severe cases bleeding from internal organs and organ failure.
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What is the symptoms of Dengue fever. We have a doubt. My friend is really scared. Please tell.

What is the symptoms of Dengue fever.
We have a doubt. My friend is really scared. Please tell.
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) 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.
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What are the causes of dengue and also mention precaution of dengue and what is its symptoms?

What are the causes of dengue and also mention precaution of dengue and what is its symptoms?
Dengue fever is caused by any one of four types of dengue viruses spread by mosquitoes that thrive in and near human lodgings. When a mosquito bites a person infected with a dengue virus, the virus enters the mosquito. When the infected mosquito then bites another person, the virus enters that person's bloodstream Dengue fever causes a high fever — 104 F degrees — and at least two of the following symptoms: Headache. Muscle, bone and joint pain. Nausea. Vomiting. Pain behind the eyes. Swollen glands. Rash.
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What is the symptoms of dengue diseases please tell me sir please tell me it causes How can we solve it.

What is the symptoms of dengue diseases please tell me sir please tell me it causes How can we solve it.
Fever, severe weakness, headache are symptoms of dengue. You should immediately start proper.treatment for it without delay.
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What are the symptoms of dengue? What medication should I follow in order to cure it?

What are the symptoms of dengue? What medication should I follow in order to cure it?
symptoms of dengue: Headache Muscle, bone and joint pain Nausea Vomiting Pain behind the eyes Swollen glands Rash prevention of dengue: Dengue is spread by the Aedes mosquito, which prefers biting during the day time (sunlight hours). Even a single mosquito bite can lead to dengue. Thus it is important to protect loved ones, both indoors and outdoors, especially during the day. Before stepping out, the use of personal repellents like Goodknight Fabric Roll-On (or the Goodknight cool gel/patches etc.) can prevent mosquito bites.
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What is dengue syndrome? How we can stop it permanently? What is the symptoms of dengue?

What is dengue syndrome? How we can stop it permanently? What is the symptoms of dengue?
Include the below: • sudden onset of fever that lasts 3 to 7 seven days • a severe headache especially in the back of the eye • pain experienced in the muscles and joints, especially in knees, ankles, elbows You may also suffer from an unpleasant taste in the mouth, loss of appetite which is often accompanied by abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea.   Other indications may be • rashes on the arms and the legs, • severe itchiness leading to peeling of skin and hair loss as well, • heavy menstrual periods in women, minor bleeding from the nose or the gums • flushing of the skin on the face and the neck • fatigue and extreme tiredness use good mosquito repellents. Cleanliness avoid water stagnancy.
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