Watch out for Signs of Dengue Fever

The Symptoms
Dengue usually sets in with a sharp fever but it is indeed noticeable that the patient is not coughing and does not feel any kind of pain in his or her body. Oftentimes, dengue is accompanied by acute pain in the bones, thus the alternate name bone-breaking fever.

A patient with dengue fever feels acute pain on the forehead, particularly in the inner side of the eyes, in the eyes themselves, and the joints. In addition to these, he or she can lose the sense of taste and appetite. Small spots can also appear especially on the chest. Vomiting and nausea are also signs of dengue fever.

This illness can provoke hemorrhage. The patient can also be greatly irritated by the light which can cause vomiting and restlessness. Hemorrhagic dengue can lead to internal bleeding, and this requires immediate action in order to avoid the worse. Patients who suffer from hemorrhage experience continuous stomach aches, red raised spots on the face/hands/feet, and yellowish and sticky skin. Also, bleeding may occur through the nose, mouth or anus. This may lead to his or her unconsciousness. The patient’s mouth also gets dry and he or she experiences chronic thirst. Indeed, hemorrhagic dengue is very dangerous and can lead to death if not properly addressed.

Another glaring fact is that, dengue resembles ordinary fever, so it can be difficult to differentiate it from the other.

The Transmission
Dengue fever is transmitted by mosquitoes that are virally infected. These mosquitoes dwell in stagnant water in your vases, reservoirs, drums, tanks and other areas. Female mosquitoes are the ones that transmit the fever, since the male mosquitoes are usually “vegetarians”. Avoid staying in places with stagnant water, or better yet, ensure that your house and yard are free of stagnant water to keep mosquitoes from proliferating.

The Treatments
Usually, normal dengue is not very dangerous unlike the hemorrhagic type. To properly identify the treatment, you must first identify the symptoms.

Doctors can also administer antidotes and other types of medication to help the patient recover from the illness. Pain killers must not be administered to a dengue patient because these might increase the chances of having hemorrhage. In addition, the doctor must also control the water balance in the patient’s body and the blood pressure.

The datura is a version of belladonna. People use the leaves of this plant to reduce the negative effects of dengue fever. But make sure that you do not use more than two decigrams because it can lead to negative effects such as dilation of the pupils and dryness of the mouth.

Orange juice is also a great way to fight this fever. It induces you to urinate more, helps digestion and promotes antibodies for faster recovery.

Also, raw papaya leaves are used to cure dengue fever. Wash the leaves before pounding and squeezing the extracts. Take 2 tablespoons of the papaya leaves extract once a day until the fever is gone.

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