Dengue is a kind of fever that is caused by the bite of mosquitoes. With more than one-third of the population living in the virus prone areas, Dengue is one of the leading virus diseases that can cause even death. Conditions like stagnant water and damp weather are ideal for the virus to grow and proliferate. This is why we see a sharp rise in dengue cases in the months immediately after the monsoons.
What causes Dengue?
Dengue is caused by virus DEN-1, DEN-2, DEN-3 and DEN-4 that passes from person to person through the bite of mosquitoes.
A person who has suffered from dengue fever once in his life is at big risk of dengue hemorrhagic fever or dengue shock syndrome if they get infected again.
Symptoms of Dengue Fever
Dengue can last up to 10 days which includes sudden high fever, Severe joint and muscle pain, pain behind the eyes; vomiting etc. Serious problems such as damage to blood vessels and failure of circulatory system can develop if proper treatment is not taken for this disease.
Who are at risks?
People with weak immune system are at greater risk of developing dengue hemorrhagic fever.
How to diagnose Dengue?
If you see symptoms that are mentioned above, you should immediately go for a checkup. He may recommend blood tests to check for the virus. Doctor on the basis of those tests will evaluate the possibility caused by a dengue infection.
How to treat Dengue fever?
- Tylenol can help in alleviating pain and reduce fever
- You should avoid those pain relievers that can increase bleeding complications.
There is no such promising medicine for curing dengue but a medicine is available in certain parts of the world which can reduce 70% of the disease.
During dengue, the blood platelet decline. To overcome this, home remedies provide the best solution. Barley grass increases the body’s blood platelet count.
Drinking a lot of water will also in flushing and eliminate excess toxins from the body. Neem leaves and then water helps in increasing both blood platelet count and white blood cell count.