Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne disease. Mild dengue fever can cause fever and nausea. Red spots appear. You may experience muscle and bone pain. In severe cases of dengue fever, it can lead to sudden drop in blood pressure and even death. Dengue fever is most common in the tropics and subtropics during and after the end of the rainy season.
There are three types of dengue fever: classic dengue, dengue haemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome.
Fever starts within 4 to 7 days and the symptoms Dengue should be suspected when a high fever (40°C/104°F) is accompanied by 2 of the following symptoms during the febrile phase severe headache, pain behind the eyes, muscle and joint pains, nausea, vomiting, swollen glands, rash.
A patient must rush to hospital if Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever and Dengue Shock Syndrome appear. The symptoms are:
Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever
A patient enters what is called the critical phase normally about 3-7 days after illness onset. It is at this time, when the fever is dropping (below 38°C/100°F) in the patient, that warning signs associated with severe dengue can manifest. Severe dengue is a potentially fatal complication, due to plasma leaking, fluid accumulation, respiratory distress, severe bleeding, or organ impairment. Warning signs that doctors should look for include: severe abdominal pain, persistent vomiting, rapid breathing, bleeding gums, fatigue, restlessness and blood in vomit.
Dengue Shock Syndrome
Not only the symptoms of Classic Dengue and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever types appear in these stages also these symptoms such as fluid leaks from the bloodstream, shocking, high blood pressure appear as an additional.
As prevention is better than cure, the main thing to prevent Dengue is staying away from mosquito bites. Stay in a cool, well-ventilated area with mosquito repellent on. Avoid mosquito bites during the day. Wear protective clothing to prevent mosquito bites. Long-sleeved shirt; Wear long pants. Use mosquito repellent. Clothes Apply permethrin to travel aids and mosquito nets. Disinfected clothing; Mosquito nets can also be purchased and used.
Mosquitoes that cause dengue fever can live indoors and around the house and breed in wet areas, such as old tires. Eliminate mosquito breeding grounds to reduce the spread of mosquitoes.
Dengue fever affects people of all ages. It can happen in any season, so you should be careful. It is best to prevent mosquito bites, as they can be fatal if left untreated.
There is no specific treatment for dengue fever. Most sufferers recover within two weeks, but it is important to treat the disease to prevent complications. If not too severe, get plenty of rest, always remember to hydrate and consult with Health Care Providers. You should avoid brown foods as they can be mistaken for vomiting blood.