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CAUSE AND SYMPTOMS OF DENGUE

 

As it turns out, there are more than 3000 species of mosquitoes on our planet. These pesky animals, little in size sneak in through the smallest of spaces and ruin the evening every time. Their irritating bites makes us scratch, lose our temper and turns us into killers. Yes, mosquito killers!

But more often than not, the mosquitoes disappear in a millisecond as they have this bodily ability to sense the danger and what we are left with is the red and itchy bump.

If only mosquitoes were just a disturbance. But they are much more than that. They are vectors or carriers of major diseases which are deadly. Primarily, there are 3 mosquito species which cause all the troubles; Anopheles mosquitoes, Culex mosquitoes and Aedes mosquitoes – This one causes the dreaded disease dengue.

Mosquito-borne disease dengue is a major killer in India. Every year people find ways to deal with them. Kala HIT is an effective way to eliminate hordes of mosquitoes that come your way.

Causes and Symptoms of Dengue

What is Dengue? What causes dengue fever?

Dengue is caused when a mosquito bites an infected person, picks the virus and then bites someone else, thus passing the virus from one person to another. It is a viral infection which causes fever and other symptoms. The disease affects infants, young and adults equally. This means everyone in your family needs protection from the mosquitoes. As mentioned before, the dengue virus is spread by mosquitoes, mainly the Aedes mosquito. These mosquitoes are known to bite early in the morning and late in the night. Infections can be acquired by a single bite.

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.

While it has been observed that the dengue fever is treatable with proper medical care, it can be fatal if it goes untreated. Thus, it is very important to know about the symptoms of dengue, in order to detect it early. Let us look at some of the symptoms which might be indicating towards dengue.

So, what are the symptoms of dengue fever?

Early signs and symptoms of dengue may include fever, body pain, rash etc, which would be very similar to other illness. It can cause confusion. You must keep the list of symptoms mentioned below to be alert.

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 common symptoms of Dengue may or may not necessarily point out towards the disease, 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 from Nose or Gums
  2. Low levels of blood platelets
  3. Blood plasma leakage
  4. Low blood pressure.
  5. Fatigue, Restless and Irritable
  6. Intense Stomach Pain
  7. Vomiting (minimum thrice in one day)

Dengue symptoms in children

Symptoms of dengue in children and those who have acquired the disease for the first time may be mild. Dengue symptoms in children are almost the same as in the young and in adults. A very high temperature in children can sometimes lead to fits or convulsions.

Risk Factors

Children and old people are vulnerable to dengue disease. Additionally, tropic and sub-tropical areas like Latin America and the Caribbean and the western Pacific Islands have high cases of dengue. It would be wise to carry easy to use and hassle-free Kala HIT if you are travelling to these places.

Signs of recovery from dengue

Recovery from dengue depends on various factors like health condition, diagnosis etc. Generally, symptoms last from 2 – 7 days. Fever associated with it goes away in 4 days. Low platelet count which is a major consequence of dengue starts recovering gradually.

All these things point to this single fact that dengue is a dangerous disease and they should immediately seek medical help during the early symptoms itself. Moreover, precaution is always better than cure.

Additionally, do not take the Aedes mosquitoes lightly.  They are meant to be dealt with as strictly as possible and Kala HIT can help you do that.

Some Preventive Measures for Dengue

  • Wearing pants and shirts that cover the body is very helpful to prevent exposing yourself to the enemy called mosquitoes. Try to cover your foot with socks.  Though it might be uncomfortable it will save you from dengue. Think about it!
  • Mosquito Repellents are one of the best methods to repel the mosquitoes away from you. Essential oils or DEET based repellents are available to use against mosquitoes.
  • Mosquito nets can be used to cover the bed before you go to sleep. Keep it covered from all sides and it should help you immensely.
  • Stagnant water is the reason mosquitoes breed. They seek blood for reproduction and therefore come and bite you. Therefore, prevent water from being collected at your home or nearby. This will prevent the mosquito population and ultimately prevent you from diseases like dengue.
  • Close doors and windows. Though it may sound clichéd, it is helpful. It prevents dangerous mosquitoes from entering your home. Don’t allow mosquitoes to create havoc.
  • Avoid using strong scents or fragrance which may attract mosquitoes to you.
  • Use Mosquito Killer Sprays. If you really want o win the battle against mosquitoes, you need to eliminate them all in your home. Because many a time, mosquitoes come to your home unexpectedly even after following all the prevention tips mentioned above.

Godrej Kala HIT has been the go-to product for Indian households for a long time. The effective and powerful mosquito killer spray eliminates hidden mosquitoes from and prevents your family from mosquito-spread diseases.

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