Symptoms of Dengue Fever and its Precautions

In this article we will discuss about sign and symptoms of dengue fever and what possible preventive measures we should adopt in order be safe from this debilitating disease.

Symptoms

General Dengue Fever includes following symptoms:

Headache
Musculoskeletal pain
Nausea
Vomiting
Pain behind the eyes
Swollen glands
High Grade Fever
Rash
Bleeding tendency

Majority population recover within a week or so but some cases it results in a more severe form called dengue haemorrhagic fever.

Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever shows following symptoms:

Severe abdominal pain
Continuous vomiting
Bleeding gums or epistaxis i.e bleeding from nose
Blood in urine, stools or vomit
Petechiae or Ecchymosis i.e bleeding under skin
Difficult or rapid breathing
Cold or clammy skin (shock)
Fatigue
Irritability

Precautions

Stay away from heavily populated or overcrowded places.
Use mosquito repellents, even in indoors like mosquito repellent roll-ons,creams etc.
Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants tucked into socks in outdoors.
Make sure window and door screens are not left open and check for holes.
Prevent mosquitoes to enter your house.
Use mosquito nets.
Use camphor,neem oil and coconut oil to keep your house mosquito free.
Avoid collection of water, always remember to empty cans and bucket or cover them.

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Written by priyeshbanerjeept

Physiotherapist, Certified MFR therapist on a mission to provide one stop search destination for various diseases its symptoms,causes,diagnosis,treatment, physiotherapy management,rehabilitation with practical examples for aspiring physiotherapists,medical professionals and general public.

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