Before you start assuming or even think of it, let us confirm – NOT AT ALL. It is not at all safe to self-medicate or randomly prescribe treatment to Dengue patients.
Our doctors at Bansal Global Hospital came across several people/patients who out of curiosity asked them about the circulating messages which apparently have some home remedies and medications to get rid of Dengue. And as a concern for people who might actually believe these messages, this article has been published to clear the air.
Well, firstly, there is no medication yet available for the treatment of Dengue. Doctors prescribe medicines to tackle the various symptoms which might vary in different patients. The medicines are based upon different findings in the medical tests and reports of the patient. Therefore, self-medicating can be harmful even if you are just trying to get rid of the symptoms yourself.
Other than that, several what’s app messages claim that papaya leaves can entirely cure Dengue. That’s a myth as well as a hoax. Even though papaya leaves help in balancing out your platelet level, it doesn’t cure Dengue. It helps as much as other fruits with the same mineral content. So, don’t depend on papaya leaves for your life and consult a Doctor.
There is another homoeopathy medicine that’s being circulated as a cure to Dengue. Please do not believe in any such random message. The source is unknown and it can really harm you if you take medicines without checking with your doctor first. Every patient is different and needs varied medicines as a cure.
For more information, please book an appointment with our specialists at Bansal Global Hospital.