Dengue Symptoms, prevention tips and how can teleconsultation help?

National Dengue Day: Dengue Symptoms, Prevention tips and how can Tele-Consultation help?

What is Dengue?

While many of us know that the bite of mosquitoes can inflict Dengue, we don’t know which one and how bad it can be. Beginning with Dengue is a hemorrhagic fever followed by vomiting, bleeding, and abdominal pain. In extreme cases, Dengue fever can even cause death.

While many of us recognize Dengue but we don’t know how it starts. Dengue begins with a fever and subsequently progresses to an unbearable headache. There are no medicines that can cure Dengue. However, the overall fatality rate is below 1%. Immediate recovery plans include pain reliever, paracetamol, fluid intake, and rest.

Facts about Dengue

  • Dengue fever is caused by a virus and is spread through the bite of the Aedes aegypti mosquito caring, one of the four Dengue viruses.
  • The dengue mosquito bites during the day, and symptoms appear after 3-14 days after the bite.
  • Patients who are already infected can transmit the virus to others via the Aedes mosquitoes.

Dengue symptoms include:

  • A high fever.
  • Feeling shivers.
  • Severe headache.
  • Pain behind the eyes.
  • Muscle and joint pain.
  • Feeling tired and sick.
  • Rashes on the body.
  • Pain in the stomach.
  • Loss of appetite.

In most cases, the symptoms go away in a week; however, one may feel fatigued and slightly unwell even after several weeks have passed.

Severe Dengue

Dengue fever can be extremely dangerous and even fatal in rare cases. Severe dengue or dengue hemorrhagic fever is the name given to this condition.

You should know that if Dengue has infected you once, then the severity of a second Dengue infection could be much more intense.

Severe dengue symptoms include:

  • severe stomach pain, a swollen stomach, vomiting blood on regular basis
  • Bleeding under the skin or the gums, rapid breathing at a fast pace under calm skin.
National Dengue Day 
May 16 is observed as National Dengue Day to bring about the awareness surrounding Dengue fever and educate the masses about the preventive tips to prepare for its control.

Dengue Fever Prevention

There is no vaccination for Dengue. However, it can be avoided by staying away from mosquito bites.

  • Sleep in trousers, long-sleeved shirts under a mosquito net, preferably one which has been treated with insecticide.
  • Be aware of your surroundings – mosquitos that spread dengue fever breed in stagnant water in cities.

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