Dengue Fever can occur in children & adults and is potentially life-threatening
7 Warning Signs of Dengue Fever:
- Sudden high fever
- Body pain
- A rapid decrease in platelet count
- Red rashes all over the body
- Bleeding from nose, gums, mouth (Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever)
Among the most dangerous infectious diseases, we have a viral disease transmitted by the Aedes aegypti species of mosquitoes. One for the first symptoms includes sudden high fever at about 105 degrees. Along with fever, there is body pain and headache followed by further sickness with red rashes all over the body, vomiting, and a bit of abdominal pain.
There are chances that the person fever might worsen leading to DHF which means Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever which is internal bleeding and bleeding from nose, gums, and mouth. The symptoms might last for about a week to 2 weeks. Treatment would be mainly focused on Fever management & dengue prevention and control.
Diet Tips For Dengue Patients
A balanced diet with more focus on leafy vegetables should provide you with the required essential minerals and vitamins to deal with the viral infection. Electrolyte and water balance should be maintained, so a decent amount of hydration is required. Drinking more fluids will help the body to excrete toxins and flushing the virus out. To stop further multiplication - use more Garlic, leafy vegetables, and clove.
Drinking hot soups like hot garlic soup, herbal tea, and eating red rice are other methods to enhance the healing process
. Leafy Greens such as coriander, tulsi, methi helps to reduce fever, cleanse the system, adding this in your recipe definitely helps. Fruits rich in vitamin C like orange, grape, and amla help in the production of antibodies required for the fighting dengue virus. Alcohol and caffeine related drinks should be avoided.
Dengue Prevention and Control
The best way to reduce harmful mosquitoes is to eliminate the places where the mosquito lays her eggs, like artificial containers that hold water in & around the home
To eliminate standing water:
- Unclog roof gutters
- Empty children’s wading pools at least once a week
- Change water in birdbaths at least weekly
- Get rid of tires in your yard, as they collect standing water
- Empty unused containers like flower pots, regularly or store them upside down
The best protection from dengue mosquito is preventing mosquito bites indoors and outdoors especially from sunrise to sunset when mosquitoes are most active.
Such Measures include: