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COMMON SYMPTOMS BETWEEN MALARIA AND DENGUE

Malaria and Dengue are two ghastly diseases in India which threat people like no other disease. They are synonymous with the post-monsoon period as hordes of mosquitoes make its way to the calm homes and spread panic. 

The problem with malaria and dengue is that if one person gets the disease, others are automatically at risk. These diseases then spread like wildlife. In various Indian cities, the fear of mosquitoes is real and people often panic to find a solution. 

One of the best solutions till date is the use of killer mosquito spray KALA HIT which eliminates mosquitoes at one go. More on that later!

What are the similarities between Malaria and Dengue?

First of all, it is the female mosquito which causes Malaria and Dengue. Secondly, it is a bite from two dangerous mosquito species that causes both the diseases. While Malaria is caused by the Anopheles mosquito when a parasite named Plasmodium is passed onto humans, Dengue is a viral disease caused when an infected Aedes mosquito bites someone.

Malaria and Dengue have a few common symptoms. They both start with:

  • Headaches
  • Generalised weakness
  • Intense muscle pain
  • Lower back pain,

Slowly and steadily this results in

  • Flu-like illness
  • Chills
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Coughing
  • Diarrhoea

Dengue fever, also known as break-bone fever can vary from mild to severe. The more severe forms include Dengue shock syndrome and dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF). Patients who develop more serious forms of Dengue fever are usually hospitalised.

Malaria can be controlled and treated if diagnosed early on. Derived from the Italian word for “bad air”, it was originally thought that swamp fumes in Rome were the cause of Malaria because outbreaks were a regular occurrence. Malaria has an incubation period of 7 days while for dengue, it varies.

Dengue Malaria symptoms can start with a mosquito bite and sometimes end with the death of the person. The mosquito can bite you anywhere resulting in severe complications.

Dengue and Malaria symptoms in kids are similar to what we have discussed. Of course they will need urgent medical attention in case of such diseases.

The key to avoiding both these dangerous diseases is prevention. And this is where Kala HIT will help you. Spray Kala HIT daily to keep the disease-carrying mosquitoes at bay.

How to know the difference between Malaria and Dengue?

Although there are many common symptoms and causes between Malaria and Dengue, there are several differences too. Follow the list as it will help you from confusing between the two. 

What are the symptoms of Malaria?

There are fundamental differences in the way Malaria and Dengue affect the body. Therefore, there are some key differences in symptoms too. Look out for these distinct symptoms in Malaria:

  • Pain in the upper left abdomen
  • Feeling full without eating
  • Fatigue
  • Temperature rise followed by chills and sweating 
  • Organ Failure is a severe symptom. 

What are the symptoms of Dengue?

Some of the standout Dengue symptoms which you can notice are:

  • Rashes
  • Pain behind the eyes
  • Swollen Glands
  • Intense Headache 
  • Throbbing Pain
  • Internal Bleeding

Other possible difference is that Dengue causes your white blood cells and platelet count to reduce massively. Dengue virus can lead to bone marrow damage. But this could be confirmed only after doctor consultation. 

Common Prevention Tips For Malaria and Dengue

Since mosquitoes are the common enemy to prevent Malaria and Dengue, the prevention tips are also similar. Take extra prevention especially if you are living in a mosquito-infested area. It can be due to various reasons like open drains, gutters, water-filled areas, leaking pipes protruding outside the wall and much more. 

Double up your prevention mechanism if the local area has had recent cases of Malaria and Dengue. After the monsoon and during the summer season, mosquitoes attack the most. Therefore, in order to protect yourself from Malaria and Dengue disease and symptoms, follow these prevention tips religiously. 

  1. Cover your arms and legs as much as possible. Don’t give mosquitoes easy access to your body. The blood-sucking animal is too dangerous to be taken for granted. Therefore, it is preferable to wear long pants and shirts and prevent dangerous mosquito bites. Remember, one bite from the mosquito is enough to spread the disease.
  2. Avoid travelling to places where Malaria and Dengue outbreaks have occurred. It is the best prevention tactic. Be responsible and tell your family members to be very strict in this matter. 
  3. You must use mesh on the windows and the doors of your kitchen, bathroom and living rooms. Do not forget the windows and doors on your second floor if you have rooms there. It is obvious but helpful from preventing the mosquitoes from barging in unison. This will keep the mosquitoes at bay and resist entry. Fix the gaps if any on doors or windows too. 
  4. Use a mosquito net in the bedroom. Wherever you go mosquitoes will follow. So, before you sleep, it is better to make arrangements and cover yourself and your family under the mosquito net. This is helpful indeed. 
  5. Another important thing to do is to keep surrounding clean and hygienic. Keep the garbage and any other kind of waste away. Also, remember to keep your kitchen and bathroom clean. 
  6. This is again obvious but many times forget – To avoid collecting water and leave it for long periods. It can be for any purpose. Water from the leaking AC pipes, too much water in the flower pots, kids playing water games, bucket full of water left outside. 

Mosquito Killer Sprays are the best and the most effective solution among the 7 points mentioned in the prevention tips. Find a mosquito, kill a mosquito should be your motto. In order to achieve the objective, use Kala HIT from Godrej. It is the only product which takes the battle to the enemy and destroys all of it and prevents everyone from such dangerous disease like Malaria and Dengue. 

Next time you think about Malaria and Dengue, think of Godrej Kala HIT. Keep it in stock during all seasons and keep your family safe, healthy and happy.

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