It is also known as break bone fever. It occurs when an Aedes mosquito carrying the virus bites a healthy person. This disease mainly takes place in tropical and subtropical regions.
- Caused by DENV-1,2,3 & 4
The period from the entry of virus through mosquito bite to the development rather appearance of primary symptoms is about 4 to 7 days (or 4 to 14 days)
How does dengue spread?
When the mosquito bites a person who has dengue virus in the blood, mosquito then becomes infected with dengue virus. An then such infected mosquito can further transmit that virus to healthy individuals by biting them.
So, this cannot be spread from one person to another directly, mosquitoes are the ones responsible for the transmission of this dengue virus.
- Fever associated with mild/moderate/severe weakness, exhaustion, lethargy
- Pain about joints (arthralgia)
- Pain about muscles
- Dengue hemorrhagic fever
- Dengue shock syndrome
Personal prophylactic measures
- Use mosquito repellents
- Cover your body fully
- Drink plentiful of water
Source reduction measures
- Prevent collection of water on rooftops, sunshades
- Cover the stored water properly
- Don’t let the waste remain collected at one place, so it must be disposed properly.
Homeopathy holds great value in undertaking the case of dengue for the purpose of great and successful treatment.
Rhus tox (It is indicated if there is fever associated with chills and appearance of rashes/eruptions, along with muscular pains and the affection of joints.)
Ars alb (Which works often as a preventive drug for dengue. Symptoms include fever, exhaustion, restlessness.)
China (It is suited in conditions where body experiences debility, exhaustion due to loss of vital fluids, pain about limbs/joints.)
Eupatorium (It is considered to be the best medicine for dengue. Where is there is constant reduction of platelet counts, intense pain about joints, fever with headache, along with nausea and vomiting.)
Ague nil syrup (enriched with giloy, papaya, neem and tulsi) can also be used along with prescribed homeopathic medicines.
The treatment protocol being holistic and individualistic, medicines are administered by a consultant homeopath on the basis of intensity of fever, presence of headache, bodyache, weakness, and other associated symptoms. They not only help an individual recover, but also target the further probabilities/complications and thus offers complete cure.
We at Dr Mankads’ clinic emphasize upon following guidelines for early recovery alongside the application of homeopathic medicines
- Stay hydrated
(continuous intake of fluids is necessary to maintain our bodily fluids during fever)
- Maintain Hygiene
(Use disinfectants frequently)
- Take Balanced yet light diet