Everything you need to know about Dengue!

Everything you need to know about Dengue!

Dengue is a viral infection caused by the bite of the Aedes mosquito. It can also be caused by coming in contact with infected blood but mosquito bites are more common. It is also referred to as the break bone disease as it deeply affects the muscles and bones and causes immense pain. Dengue fever is caused by four viruses and their transmission can take place only through an Aedes mosquito.

Symptoms of Dengue can be:

  • Muscle Pain
  • High fever
  • Eyes pain and headache
  • Rashes and nausea
  • Diarrhoea and vomiting

Home Remedy and Treatment

Let us now discuss home remedies that can prevent Dengue :

  • Papaya leaves
  • Neem leaves
  • Tulsi leaves
  • Pomegranate juice
  • Coriander leaves
  • Wheatgrass juice
  • More fluids

Let us now discuss treatment for Dengue:

  • Intake of paracetamol to maintain body temperature below 39 degrees Celsius
  • Intake of fluids
  • Avoid salicylates and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Regular monitoring by physicians

How it is different from viral fever and covid fever ?

Dengue fever is quite persistent whereas the covid fever or the viral fever come and go. Dengue fever can be considerably high and some concerning symptoms will tag along that might require some intensive treatment.

Let us discuss a other few symptoms of Dengue fever :

  • Respiratory problems: Shortness of breath, troubled breathing, chest pain, and low oxygen levels are some common symptoms
  • Blood leakage: Blood can leak and spots of blood pooling can be witnessed on the skin.
  • Abdominal pain: Patients can witness severe stomach aches, cramps, and vomiting along with gastrointestinal complications.

When one should go to see a doctor?

 Let us now discuss a warning few sign that recommend a doctor's visit.

  • Persistent vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Mucosal bleeding
  • Restlessness
  • Decrease in platelet count
  • Irritability
  • Liver enlargement
  • Fluid accumulation

How to gain platelets count while suffering from Dengue?

In Dengue fever, it's common for the platelet count to go below 10,000 which shows active bleeding and haemorrhage. However, in most Dengue cases the risk of complications is less than 1 percent. However, the platelet count is not the best determinant to predict the state of bleeding.

Let us now discuss foods that increase platelets count in patients suffering from Dengue:

  • Papaya leaves: Acetogenins present in papaya leaves works wonders in people dealing with dengue.
  • Wheatgrass: International Journal of Universal Pharmacy and Life Sciences states that wheatgrass can naturally increase platelet count.
  • Raisins: They are rich in iron that is beneficial in increasing platelet count.
  • Vitamin C: orange, amla, lemon, and bell peppers work great for dengue patients.
  • Spinach: Rich in vitamin K, it helps in clotting and prevents excessive blood loss.

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