Saturday, 26 September 2015

Dengue Fever-> Home Remedies, Treatment, Precautions

 Dengue Fever: Home Remedies, Treatment, Precautions

What is Dengue?

The dengue is a virus transmitted by a bite from the "Aedes aegypti" mosquito. Only the female mosquito transmits the dengue virus. This mosquito bites only in daytime. This mosquito is most active in the hours after sunrise and before sunset.

Incubation period: 

3 to 14 days, commonly 4 to 7 days.(time between becoming infected and developing symptoms)
Infectious period:
A mosquito becomes infected if it bites an infected person while the fever is present (an average period of about 3 to 5 days).
After biting an infected person it takes 8 to 12 days before the mosquito can infect other people.
The mosquito remains infectious for life.
Dengue fever is not directly spread from person-to-person.

Symptoms of Dengue

  • Fever for 3 to 7 days is the main symptoms. 
  • Intense headache and pain behind the eyes. 
  • Muscle and joint pain. 
  • Loss of appetite 
  • Vomiting and diarrhea 
  • Skin rashes 
  • Bleeding, usually from the nose or gums. 

Treatment of Dengue

There is no specific antiviral treatment available but don't worry it can be cured by Ayurvedic treatment.
Diagnosis of dengue fever is made by clinical presentation and a blood test.

Antigen Blood Test(NS1) and Dengue Antibody and Platelets (Platelet is a component of blood which prevents bleeding and helps in formation of clot. Normal platelets count in human body is between 1.5 lakh and 4 lakh. In patients with Dengue, it drops to/ between 50,000 to one lakh.) count.

Home Remedies for dengue fever

Usually adequate hydration and pain control will help the person through the infection.

1. Geloy

This herb, which has been used in Ayurvedic Rasayanas since centuries, is very helpful in building up the immune system and the body's defense against infecting organisms.

2. Papaya Leaves:

Although the exact pathway is unclear, papaya leaves are widely known as being a natural cure for dengue fever. The complex mix of nutrients and organic compounds in papayas can cause a rise in your platelet count, the high levels of vitamin C help stimulate the immune system.The leaves can be crushed and then strained with a cloth to drink the pure juice.

3. Orange Juice:

The rich mixture of antioxidants and vitamins found in orange juice.

4. Basil Leaves

Basil leaves is very helpful in dengue. May be used with warn water like tea.

Precautions from dengue

The only way to protect yourself and your family is to avoid being bitten. Remove all stagnant water and containers, avoid storage of water, Use mosquitoes net, Wear long sleeve or full sleeve clothes, regularly change flower vase water.

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