An Overview About Dengue Fever
These are the ones that can not just annoy the daylights out of you, but also cause a lot of diseases. They feast on your blood, hum in your ears and leave you not just with itchy bumps on your skin, but also with illnesses.
Mosquitoes are insects that survive on by draining out blood from your own body and transmitting deadly diseases.
Do you know that mosquitoes are the leading cause of the increase in death rates throughout the world?
Some of the diseases that they cause include Malaria, Chikungunya, Zika, and Dengue.
This post is going to discuss Dengue and its causes, symptoms, and treatment.
What Causes Dengue?
As it is significantly known that the dengue virus is spread by a mosquito. The infections can be acquired in a single bite. This disease can be fatal if not treated at an early stage.
What Are The Symptoms of Dengue?
The symptoms of range from mild to severe.
People suffering from mild dengue indicate:
- High fever
- An intense headache
- Muscle and joint pain
- Skin Rashes
In case of dengue, hemorrhagic fever the symptoms include:
- Internal and external bleeding
- Damage of lymph and blood vessels
- Clammy skin
- Low levels of blood plasma
- Low blood pressure
If treatment at the earliest is neglected, dengue hemorrhagic fever can be fatal.
In the severe form of dengue known as dengue shock syndrome, the symptoms are:
- Intense stomach pain
- Heavy bleeding
- Regular vomiting
- Leakage of blood vessels
Immediate medical assistance is needed in case of dengue shock syndrome.
Treatment And Prevention For Dengue
There is no particular treatment to cure a person suffering from dengue.
The mild form of dengue can be treated by preventing dehydration by drinking plenty of water and rehydration salt solutions. Painkillers like Tylenol or paracetamol can bring down the temperature and ease the pain.
In case of severe dengue, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are not advised because they can increase the risk of internal bleeding. Intravenous fluid supplementation or drip is given for people who are unable to take fluids by mouth.
It is important for you to safeguard yourself than going through this deadly disease. One thing that you should do is protect yourself from mosquito bites. The steps of preventions include:
- Always keep your surroundings clean and tidy.
- Do not pave way for water-logging.
- Spray anti-mosquito sprays to kill hidden mosquitoes.
- Dispose of all the wet garbage.
- Apply mosquito repellent creams.
- Wear dry clothes.
- Keep the windows and doors shut in the evening.
All these steps if followed properly can keep you away mosquito bites. If you have more queries related to this disease, you can always consult with a doctor at Premier Hospitals.
About The Hospital:
Since the inception of Premier Hospital in 1991 till today, we have grown to unprecedented levels, due to our excellence in medical sciences and healthcare. Premier Hospital is the creation of Dr Mahesh Marda and when it was first established, was only a small, 30-bed hospital facility. Back then, we provided only secondary care to patients, but that certainly has changed in the present landscape.
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