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Ways you can Prevent the Deadly Dengue

By:Vasudha Bhat, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Nov 03, 2014
Dengue is a preventable condition but, only if you take the necessary steps. All you need to do is stay aware and fight all the conditions that can help mosquitoes breed in your area.
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    Staying Guarded

    Dengue is one of the most dreaded diseases that have plagued the country. As cases of dengue rise every year, it becomes necessary to take all preventive measures to stay protected. Here we offer some tips to help you prevent yourself and your family from falling preys to the epidemic.

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    Staying Guarded
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    Get Rid of Stagnant Water

    The Aedes aegypti mosquito is known to infect humans during day time and it commonly breeds on places where water gets accumulated. Therefore, it is important to clean stagnant water inside your house or in the surroundings.

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    Get Rid of Stagnant Water
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    Prevent Patient from being Bitten by Mosquito

    If you have a person in the house who is already suffering from dengue, make sure that they are not bitten by a mosquito further. Also, be sure that everybody else in the house is protected against mosquito bites.

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    Prevent Patient from being Bitten by Mosquito
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    Use Mosquito Repellents

    Mosquito repellants must be applied regularly. No matter what time of the day it is, if you stay in an area where mosquitoes breed easily, make sure you have repellants on during the day as well as at night.

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    Use Mosquito Repellents
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    Block all Entry Points

    You must make sure that all the house's entry or exit points do not have a hole in it. If you find one, block all those holes properly to prohibit the entry of mosquitoes in the house.

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    Block all Entry Points
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    Use Mosquito Net

    If you live in a poorly sanitized area, you must sleep under a mosquito net every night. If you have kids in the house, make them sleep under a net during night without fail.

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    Use Mosquito Net
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    Keep Dustbin Clean

    Whenever you see trash getting collected in the dustbin, empty it immediately. Dirty areas can also be a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Also, keep the trash covered while it’s filling to prevent the mosquitoes from entering the area.

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    Keep Dustbin Clean
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    Keep Tulsi in the House

    A natural way to prevent the mosquitoes from entering the house can be placing a tulsi plant near your window. The properties of this plant will prevent the mosquitoes from breeding.

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    Keep Tulsi in the House
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  • Hitesh04 Nov 2014
    Thanks for giving us these tips for a healthier life.