Simple Ways to Prevent Dengue
Dengue is a mosquito-borne infection that can cause severe flu-like symptoms and can last up to 4-7 days. It generally spreads in monsoon season, when the weather is humid and warm.
As cases of Dengue are on the rise, it is becoming much more important that you stay aware of the daily practices you can adopt to decrease the spread of dengue.
So, here are 5 simple and effective steps you can take to keep yourself and your family safe.
- Keep your surroundings and home clean: Mosquitos carrying the dengue virus breed in stagnant water such as tires, pools, flower pots, your pet’s water bowl, containers, etc. Keeping your surroundings clean and disposing solid waste properly will help stop the creation of the environment they need to reproduce, which can eliminate the spread of dengue fever.
- Full protective clothes: Wear clothes that minimise your skin exposure to the environment such as full sleeves shirts and trousers, it will help protect you from mosquito bites.
- Wear mosquito repellents: If you frequently travel to crowded places, using mosquito repellent creams can help repel mosquitos from biting you. However, before you apply it, make sure you do a patch test.
- Protect your doors and windows: Use screens on doors and windows. Make sure they are not broken and keep unscreened windows and doors shut. This would stop mosquitos from entering your house.
- Sleep under mosquito net: Mosquito nets provide the double protection to people sleeping under it during daytime and night-time. It will protect you and your kids from getting bitten by mosquitos.
- Spread awareness: Engaging with your community to spread awareness is vital in dengue prevention. As every household take preventative steps to combat dengue will help decrease its spread.
Prevention of dengue is not only an individual but a community effort. If each one of us do our part and follow the proper protocols, it will drastically decrease the spread of dengue. If you have any questions, Consult our team of health care experts at the Bansal Global Hospital. Fix your appointment today and contact us at +919911062832.