Know All the Symptoms for Dengue and its Prevention Methods | Godrej HIT

Friday, 23/09/2016

The Dengue Fever is a mosquito borne disease, and over the years, it has become an increasingly common phenomenon in developing nations. The dengue fever is caused by the dengue virus, which is carried by the Aedes Aegypti Mosquito. While it has been observed that the dengue fever is treatable with proper medical care, it can be fatal if it goes untreated. Let us take a look at some of the common symptoms of the dengue fever.

Symptoms of Dengue:

People likely suffering from Dengue usually go through the following symptoms:

1. High Fever

2. Headache

3. Vomiting

4. Muscle and Joint Pain

5. Skin Rashes

While these symptoms may or may not necessarily point out towards Dengue, it is advisable to get yourself checked if you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms. However, these are the early symptoms of the disease. Sometimes people tend to overlook them, and it develops into a more serious form of Dengue, where the symptoms are:

1. Bleeding

2. Low levels of blood platelets

3. Blood plasma leakage

4. Low blood pressure.

One must keep in mind that dengue is a dangerous disease and they should immediately seek medical help during the early symptoms itself. Precaution is always better than cure.

What Causes Dengue:

Medical records have shown that the Dengue fever has been around since as early as 1779. However, details on the transmission and the cause of the diseases came to light only in the 20th century. The dengue virus is spread by mosquitos, mainly the Aedes Aegypti mosquito. These mosquitos are known to bite early in the morning and late in the night. Infections can be acquired by a single bite!

Prevention:

The dengue virus, one of the most dangerous diseases caused by mosquitoes, can be prevented if one takes proper care. The simplest way to stay safe from this disease is to ensure that mosquitos do not breed in your surroundings.

1. Keep your windows closed! Do not let the mosquitos enter your surroundings.

2. Eat plenty of garlic! Mosquitos have been known to be repelled by garlic.

3. Use Kala HIT, a tried and tested remedy to keep the mosquitos at bay!

4. Ensure that there’s no uncovered collection of stagnated water nearby.

Follow these steps and they will help ensure the mosquitos stay away! If you want to share your tips for keeping mosquitoes away, reach out to us in the comments sections below.