How to treat dengue at home ?

Common dengue treatment at home

How to treat dengue at home ? Experts currently advise patients with dengue infection including common fever and other symptoms, to stay at home more quickly. They also pointed out that people other than those in the risk group do not have to be particularly scared of dengue for the moment.

If there is a common fever with dengue symptoms, it can be cured at home without the advice of the physician. According to Experts, those in the ‘at-risk group’ should pay special attention even if the current dengue outbreak shows normal fever. This risk group includes infants, old age, pregnant, chronic, peptic ulcer, obesity, and those with low immunity.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the infection is caused by a flu-like illness and can sometimes develop into potentially fatal complications such as severe dengue. Although there is no specific treatment for common dengue and severe dengue, early detection and infection by appropriate medical care can reduce the mortality rate by below one percent.

Due to proper medical care and expansion of healthcare facilities, the worldwide mortality rate for dengue infections is currently decreasing. However, the prevalence of the disease is increasing because of dengue mosquito control. Experts urges not to use aspirin and Bruffin as well as use of citamol to reduce fever / pain due to common fever due to dengue as an outbreak.

Pointing to a normal healthy person with common dengue symptoms, he can be rested with adequate intravenous drug intake at home, says Experts, “If severe and varied fever comes, patient should be gone immediately in the hospital and following medical advice.” Special care should be taken to see fever, chronic, pregnant, peptic ulcer, obesity Nuparnesameta .

Doctors are also saying that even if the fever did not subside for three or four days, he would have to seek medical advice if he came to vomit, had jaundice in his body, body pain, sore throat.

While gaining health benefits at home, If someone has common dengue in the family, care can be taken at home on the advice of a doctor. However, such symptoms do have to be carefully monitored because the dengue can quickly become serious, with fever erupting between the third and seventh days.

According to the US-based Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), dengue patients should rest as much as possible with fever. Similarly, high fever should be controlled. For high fever control one should not take ibuprofen, an aspirin drug. If you need to reduce fever, the maximum dose of paracetamol can be given every 6 hours, every day for 4 times. If there is a high fever, the water can be rubbed on the head or by soaking the cloth with water and then draining it back into the patient’s body.

According to the CDC, there should be no water shortage in the patient’s body. Symptoms of water deficiency should be taken care of in the body because in this case the patient’s body fluids are drastically reduced if not consumed with fever, vomit or adequate fluid. Therefore, plenty of fluids and water should be provided to the dengue patients.

This stage can be dangerous for some patients even if the dengue fever has gone away. As the fever ends at home, the CDC says it should monitor the warning signs that may show up. The warning signs should be seen when the fever subsides after 3 to 7 days after the dengue symptoms appear.

Under these warning signs, the patient should be rushed to the hospital immediately after severe abdominal pain or persistent vomiting, red bleeding or patches on the skin, bleeding from the nose and gums, vomiting or bleeding with blood, drowsiness or irritability, nausea and cold skin.

If dengue infected patient in the home bite by the mosquitoes then that mosquitoes can infect other people. Therefore, the patient should be put to sleep under the net. Other healthy people should take measures to prevent mosquito bites. In addition to killing the mosquitoes in the house, the restored water should be cleaned.

Let’s inspect the house once a week

Only dengue’s mosquitoes live in clean water. If the clean water has been stored for a few days and it is not changed then the dengue egg will be born in the clean water. That  egg are transformed into mosquito within 3 to 8 days. When we change that water more than 8 days ago, that egg will be destroyed and cannot transform to mosquitoes

This procedure is best done daily but maximum once a week for about 10-15 minutes by observing the house and cleaning different areas where clean water are restored.

Likewise, petrol, diesels, etc. should be used in that place so that they can not survive where the water around the house cannot be removed. This mosquito produce 80 to 140 eggs at a time where a lot of water is frozen.This eggs, which can survive for more than a year, if exposed to water then transform to mosquitoesThis  mosquitos are not found in the drainage, waste, large ponds, etc., mainly in the indoor or outdoor areas, with balconies, tires, etc. .

The Aedes mosquito, which is mainly responsible for the spread of dengue in the country, is all around. Only this species can thrive in an environment where the temperature is more than 16 ° C.We can easily identify the female Aedes mosquito. The body has grey lines. It cannot fly too high.The age of adult mosquitoes is about one month. Since this mosquito bites in the afternoon, it is a barrier to suckling blood so that to get more blood they bite many peoples.

It does not bloom all in one place at clean water. They rarely blooms in three to four places. Adult mosquitoes bloom 100-150 at a time, every 3 days 7-9 times daily in their lifetime. All mosquitoes born from infected mosquito are capable of transmitting infectious disease.This queue can’t go very far. It can fly from one hundred meters to half a kilometer at a time. The growth and development of mosquito bites occurs around the home or at the perimeter of about one hundred meters.

The patient noticed with these symptoms should be taken immediately at the hospital :

-Signs of danger when there is a fever

-Decreased urine volume

-Little or no tears came when the baby cried

-The mouth, tongue or lips become dry

-If the eyes are dimmed

-Very annoying, if confused

-If you have 100 or more heart rate per minute


There is currently no recognized vaccine for dengue fever. Therefore, special precautions should be taken by the residents and those who are at risk of infection.

Protective clothing should be used in areas where there is a risk of dengue infection. It is more useful to have full footwear and full sleeved clothes than half pant. During the day and night, it is recommended to use creams to prevent mosquito bites.

The second time the more dangerous

Once those who have Dengue, the next time they have a different dengue virus infection, the disease can be severe. There are four types of viruses: dengue-den-1, den-2, den-3 and den-4. Once sick with the serotype virus. At other times, a lifetime of immunity is created to fight the same virus. In the same way, ‘cross immunity’ is only partial and temporary for other serotypes after the disease is cured.

Subsequent infections with other dengue serotypes increase the risk of getting dengue. That is, if a different type of virus causes dengue from the first time, the problem can get even worse.

No medicine

Dengue will usually heal itself within a week or two. There is no specific medicine to treat this disease. Physicians, health workers manage various symptoms seen in patients under the symptomatic treatment including fever and pain control through ‘paracetamol’ medication. Aspirin, ibuprofen, etc. should not be used as it has the risk of internal bleeding.For general dengue, it is advisable to rest with plenty of water, such as sour foods, liquids, to prevent dehydration.

Signs of danger when fever subsides 3 to 7 days after the dengue symptoms appear

-Serious abdominal pain or persistent vomiting to the patient

-Red patch on the skin

-Bleeding from the nose and gums

-Blood in the vomit or discharge of blood

-Sleepiness Or Irritability

-Yellow, rough, cold skin

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