As if mosquitoes didn’t cause enough trouble with malaria. Dengue is just another day’s work – bringing woe to 50 million people worldwide, every year.
Dengue is transmitted by the bite of an Aedes mosquito infected with any one of the four dengue viruses. Like malaria, it occurs in tropical and sub-tropical areas of the world. The symptoms appear 3—14 days after the infective bite. Dengue fever is a febrile illness that affects infants, young children and adults.
Symptoms range from a mild fever, to incapacitating high fever, with severe headache, pain behind the eyes, muscle and joint pain and rashes. But the strange thing is that there are no specific antiviral medicines for dengue. However, early clinical diagnosis and careful clinical management by experienced physicians and nurses can lead to survival of patients.
Dengue fever is not a fatal problem if not associated with other complications as well as not misunderstood and wrongly treated. Due to dengue fever, the affected patient may feel pain around his body and joints, however, in any condition he should not be given pain killers, it may cause internal bleeding and it may make the case worse.
It is better to be under doctor's treatment for the cure of this ailment. The home remedies at the same time help to fight the disorder with internal resistance without any side effect. However, you can consult your doctor about the justifiability of the home remedies before you practice them.
Diseases like dengue fever can no sooner be wished away than a cure for it be found. So, it is smarter to avoid the disease altogether.
Dengue fever in its earliest stage, no doubt, has every chance of recovery. However, dengue hemorrhagic fever is a more severe form of the viral illness. It is a potentially lethal complication, affecting mainly children.
Manifestations include headache, fever, rash, and evidence of hemorrhage in the body. Petechiae (small red or purple blisters under the skin), abdominal pain, vomiting, bleeding in the nose or gums, black stools or easy bruising are all possible signs of hemorrhage. This form of dengue fever can be life-threatening or even fatal.
The facts and figures seem disturbing because they are. And the daily news does nothing to allay it, only add fuel to the fire. When you are using the mosquito repellant spray the next time, remember it is not just the most popular mosquito disease you are avoiding – but its close relative, dengue, too!
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