Malaria treatment

How can you tell if you have dengue fever?

Signs of Dengue Fever

What you need to know about dengue?

Dengue is a viral infection that spread through the bite of infected Aedes aegypti and albopictus–– female mosquitos.  They thrive in areas containing stagnant water such as pools, water tanks, old tires, etc.

Many infections related to dengue produce mild symptoms but they can turn fatal, which happens in the cases of severe dengue. There is no specific treatment available for dengue but early detection and proper care can dramatically reduce its effect.  One of the biggest causes of dengue is the lack of sanitation which gives mosquitos the environment to breed.

What are the symptoms of dengue fever you need to look out for?

Dengue is a severe illness that affects infants, kids and adults. It has flu-like symptoms such as sudden fever that comes and goes. Some people infected with virus show no symptoms, while some do and, they can go from mild to severe. These symptoms can last up to 2- 7 days. There are few warning signs of dengue fever :

  1. High fever
  2. Muscles and joint pain
  3. Pain behind the eyes
  4. Nausea
  5. Vomiting
  6. Rapid breathing
  7. Fatigue
  8. Swollen grands
  9. Severe headache

What signs for severe dengue fever you need to know?

When a patient enters in a state after 3-7 days of getting infected, and the fever starts to go down. It is at that time when severe symptoms of dengue can manifest.

These signs are fatal as they can cause lethal complications to your body such as: respiratory distress, severe bleeding or organ impairment. Some of the warning signs include:

  1. Severe abdominal pain
  2. Blood in vomit
  3. Fatigue
  4. Bleeding gums
  5. Restlessness

If you experience above mentioned symptoms, seek medical help immediately.

What treatment available for Dengue?  

As mentioned above, there are no precise treatment available for dengue fever. However, with medications such as fever reducers and pain killers can help control high fever and pain. signs of dengue fever

For severe symptoms of dengue, the proper medical care is helpful and can save lives. Maintaining proper body fluid is important in critical and severe dengue cases.

How can you prevent dengue fever?

As said earlier, mosquitos that spread dengue infection breed in dirt, dark places and spaces that hold water such as pools, tires, coolers, etc. So, to protect yourself from getting infected

  1. Keep your home and surroundings clean.
  2. Let your home get proper sunlight throughout the day.
  3. Don’t leave water in containers. Cover, empty and clean them regularly.
  4. Wear clothes that minimise skin exposure.
  5. Put screens on windows and apply mosquito repellent creams when going out.
  6. Dispose waste properly.

If you have any signs of dengue, consult your doctor and get the proper treatment. Our team of qualified doctors at the Bansal Global Hospital are 24/7 available to help you. Fix your appointment today and contact us at +919911062832.

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