The season has started changing, and this changing season brings various diseases with it. One of the deadly diseases which this season brings is Dengue Fever. Which, if not treated, can also lead to death. Over 90% of people with a dengue virus (DENV) infection show no symptoms at all or very mild symptoms that resemble the common cold. When being bitten by an infected mosquito and when the virus has finished incubating, symptoms usually start to show up 4–10 days later. The symptoms of a second infection with a different strain of the dengue virus might worsen and result in dengue hemorrhagic or severe dengue fever.
The primary source of the dengue is infectious mosquitos, which transfer the dengue cells to humans. So, one can easily be caught by this deadly fever. You must take precautions against this deadly disease, keep your surroundings clean, stay away from the areas coating mosquitos, and go for regular checkups to catch and diagnose this disease in its initial stage. In this article, we will tell you all about the causes, symptoms, and best home remedies to prevent dengue fever.
Symptoms of dengue fever
- High Fever
- Severe Headache
- Pain Behind the Eyes
- Joint and Muscle Pain
- Skin Rash
- Mild Bleeding
- Decreased Platelet Count
- Abdominal Pain
- Vomiting and Nausea
Causes of dengue fever
Dengue fever is commonly categorized into four serotypes: DENV1, DENV2, DENV3, and DENV4. The virus is most commonly found in DENV 3 and 4 forms.
The two mosquito species that transmit dengue viruses most frequently are found in and near residential areas. A mosquito contracts the dengue virus when it bites an infected human. The virus then enters the bloodstream of the person bitten by the infected mosquito, causing an infection. If you contract dengue fever for the second, third, or fourth time, your chances of developing severe dengue fever rise.
Home remedies to prevent dengue fever
Dengue is a very deadly disease, so in this season, you should start taking precautions. There are various natural remedies as well that can boost your immunity system so that you can combat and prevent dengue. Let’s learn about the most effective home remedies to prevent dengue fever.
Neem is one of the best home remedies to boost immunity and protect you from this deadly dengue disease. To make neem juice, you have to grind some fresh neem leaves in a cup of water and strain the liquid into a cup, and you can add some honey and lemon into this juice to enhance its flavor taste. Neem juice is unsuitable for everyone, so talk to your doctor before consuming it.
Papaya leaf juice can help bring platelet counts back to normal and lower fever. To make the juice, grind some fresh papaya leaves in one cup of water. Papaya juice is ready to use once strained into a cup.
Giloy works to boost immunity in the body and helps relieve fevers like dengue fever. Grind two Giloy sticks, boil them with water, and strain the juice. You can also add black salt to enhance flavor. Let it cool before drinking.
To make tulsi tea, bring a few fresh tulsi leaves to a boil in water. And then strain it into a cup. Afterwards, you can sip it.
In general, dengue vaccinations can protect against 60–80% of cases of dengue infection and 70–90% of cases of severe dengue that result in hospitalizations. There are still studies going on boosters.
When to seek medical help for dengue fever
You need to contact your nearest hospital or healthcare provider immediately if you notice any signs of dengue worsening, such as
- Frequent vomiting
- Stomach pain
- Blood in vomit or stool
- Bleeding gums or nose
- Extreme fatigue, restlessness, and irritation
To avoid dengue, follow the home remedies given by us and avoid getting in contact with mosquitoes, drink boiled water, take care of cleanliness, avoid eating junk and fast food or in places with too much water, or if there is any symptom relateds to dengue. You are advised to contact your nearest hospital immediately.