Master in Psychology, MD - Ayurveda, Dems, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Symptoms include high fever, headache, rash and muscle and joint pain. In severe cases there is serious bleeding and shock, which can be life threatening.
advise- blood investigations 1)MP antigen
2) platelet count
YES its okay to have this knowledge. But most importantly if some one suffers dengue then fluid replacement is key while only plain paracetamol should be taken for fever and pain. No extra pain killers to be used as it may effect platelet.
The symptoms are like any other viral infection like fever, bodyache, headache, weakness, upper respiratory tract infection symptoms, rashes, and complication like hemorrhage.
The precaution is to consult doctor and take proper blood tests whenever you have fever or any other weakness.
You should never try to self medicate. Most of the cases are spoiled or resulted into death because of late treatment. Or because of self medication.