Warning! Dengue is on Rise ⚠️ No Vaccine can Stop it

Thanks to the hot & humid weather conditions, Breakbone fever is spreading like wildfire. No Vaccines. What is our best bet? Plain old PREVENTION.

One simplest step to prevent Dengue is to Fight the Bite. Only personal protection and the environmental management of mosquitoes can aid in preventing this  illness.

Personal Protection

Avoid visiting areas prone to mosquitoes. If you will be in an areas with many mosquitoes, consider using the following clothing tips.
  • Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants.
  • Wear socks and tuck your pants into socks.
  • Wear light-colored clothing, since mosquitoes are more attracted to darker colors.
  • Apply mosquito repellent to your clothing, shoes. 
  • You can also apply mosquito repellant on your skin during day/night/while going out of the house.
Consider using mosquito netting, for your bedding, windows and doors.

Environmental Management

  • Prevent mosquito breeding inside and outside your home. Spray insecticide in dark corners in your home. 
  • Get rid of stagnant water. Never let wet waste accumulate in your home.
  • Shut all the doors and windows and light camphor in a room and let the smoke stay for about fifteen to twenty minutes. 
  • Grow basil shrubs near your windows. Basil's natural insecticidal properties keep mosquitoes away.
  • Using Lavender oil as a natural room freshener to keep mosquitoes at bay.

Facts about Dengue

Dengue is spread by the vector Aedes aegypti mosquito and can be caused by one of the 4 dengue viruses. Once you get infected with the dengue virus, you develop resistance to it and become immuned to it for the rest of your life.

But here's the catch - You can still be infected by the 3 other viruses. There's also the possiblity to get infected by all 4 viruses in your lifetime. Watta fun!

High fever, headaches, pain behind the eyes, joint pain, skin rash, fatigue, nausea and vomiting are some symptoms of dengue. These symptoms may start appearing within 3-4 days of the virus entering your body and stay for about a minimum of 10 days.

If you think you might have dengue fever, you should rest, drink plenty of fluids, and get your blood tested by your doctor. All preventive measures can help you control mosquitoes effectively but then today mosquitoes are here, there and everywhere around us.

What foods to Eat in Dengue?

Oranges

Orange is a nutrient dense fruit is filled with fiber, essential vitamins and minerals. It’s especially high in Vitamin C, a very important antioxidant needed by the body during recovery.

Coconut Water

Dengue results in major dehydration. Body needs lots of hydrating and relaxing fluid intake like coconut water. This has more nutrients & electrolytes to flush out toxins, thereby aiding you to recover faster.

Papaya Leaves

The dengue virus can cause rapidly falling blood platelets count. 30ml of fresh papaya leaf juice helps in increasing the platelet count and, therefore, helpful in the treatment of dengue.

Pomegranate

Pomegranate is a great source of iron, than can help maintain the blood platelets count. This can help your body improve faster.

Spinach

Spinach is rich in vitamins, iron, and omega-3 fatty acids. In addition to boosting the immune system, it helps recover faster from the infection.

Basil Leaves

Basil leaves have the ability to improve your overall immunity. Chewing 5-6 basil leaves has been recommended as an effective Ayurvedic treatment for dengue fever.

What foods to avoid in Dengue?

Although there aren’t specific foods to avoid during this illness, some types are best when kept at a bay.

Oily/Fried food

A lot of fat may lead to high blood pressure and cholesterol levels that can put a damper on your road to recovery by weakening your immune system. So opt for a lighter diet rather than oily food.

Spicy Food

Spicy Food can cause acid to collect in the stomach, leading to ulcers and wall damage. This could in turn hinder the recovery process as your body will have to be fighting double the illnesses.

Caffeinated beverages

Caffeinated beverages should be avoided at all costs because they cause rapid heart rate, fatigue, caffeine crashes, and muscle breakdown.

Caution

While home remedies can effectively contain the Dengue fever, do not rely on them for too long. If you begin to feel worse in the first 24 hours after your fever goes down, you should rush to a hospital immediately and get checked for complications.



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