Rain and Dengue; Here’s what you need to know!
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For the past few days, Tamil Nadu witnessed heavy rainfall resulting in unexpected waterlogs. Amidst these testing times, what concerns the most to the public during this monsoon season is the rise of water-borne diseases like Dengue and other viral infections. Here are the essential cues from the Doctors of MGM Healthcare, that might help you to prevent and protect from Dengue.
Dengue, a mosquito-borne illness caused when a virus-carrying mosquito bites a healthy person resulting in mild to severe dengue fever. Dengue hemorrhagic fever may lead to major severe health illnesses and complications.
How do I know if I have Dengue?
Like many flu or influenza viruses, dengue starts from fever. The symptoms increase after 4 to 10 days of exposure to the mosquito bite. Dengue symptoms include high fever, headache, severe body and joint pain, nausea, vomiting, pain behind your eyes and rashes.
In children, they come with fever, rashes and fatigue. The symptoms may also include decreased activity and being prone to fatigue. If you are experiencing these symptoms, please consult your nearest practitioner,
Dengue fever may develop into a potentially fatal illness. Listed are the warning signs to look out for
Severe stomach pain
Bleeding from gums and nose
Irritability and restlessness
In case of emergency, reach us: 044 4200 4200
Clinical lab test, specific test like dengue ns1 antigen test can be done within 24 hours from onset of disease (first 4 – 5 days of infection). Serology test like IGM dengue (from 5th day of illness) and additional markers test (blood counts) confirms the presence of dengue virus. Once confirmed rush to the hospital and seek proper medication as directed by the physician.
How can I protect myself from Dengue?
One of the best ways to prevent dengue can be by avoiding mosquito bites. Always and always maintain good hygiene practice. Since stagnated waters are the breeding pot of the mosquitoes, refrain from being in contact with those areas. Due to the rainfall, if you are staying near the waterlogged locality, remember to
Wash your hands
Have a mosquito coil/mosquito nets
Use mosquito repellent
Devotedly follow sanitization
Keep windows closed
Wear protected clothings
Do home remedies lessen the severity of Dengue?
Home remedies like kabasurakudineer, papaya leaf extract and nilavembukudineer are recommended for everyone since they contain antiviral properties*. However, for a dengue affected patient, it is advised not to rely on the remedies and requested to seek medical help from their practitioner to enhance their health. Home remedies work for prevention than cure.
Diet during Dengue
Intaking strong immunity provider foods support your body to prevent and cope up with the disease. Incorporate citrus food and green leafy vegetable into your diet. Avoid spicy, oily and fried food that may induce gastritis.
Anxiety and stress can worsen physical wellbeing, take proper guidance by the doctor and prevent the risk of being infected from the virus.
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