The monsoon may bring relief from the scorching summer heat but it also brings cascades of diseases along with it. And it is also time that you should take possible precautionary measures to prevent your risk from infections. The rainy season is the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes and is synonymous with the advent of vector-borne diseases such as dengue, malaria and chikungunya. So let’s know more about the dengue fever, the symptoms, the precautionary measures one should consider and the treatment.
Dengue Fever also is known as break bone fever is transmitted by the bite infected by an Aedes mosquito and can be caused by 4 different strains of the same virus – DEN 1 to DEN 4
Dengue fever can vary from mild to severe fever. The severe forms of the fever include dengue hemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome. There are chances of 80 to 90% of patients acquiring dengue fever without any symptoms – not even having a fever.
Dengue fever has symptoms similar to flu that shows up about 1 to 10 days after being bitten by an infected mosquito. In case it’s a mild infection, there are chances of symptoms resolving on its own within 2 to 7 days.
The early symptoms include
The symptoms of severe dengue develop 3 to 7 days after the first signs of illness, which include persistent vomiting, abdominal pain, bleeding gums, rapid breathing and fatigue or restlessness. One of the peculiar features of the infection is that it brings down the count of the platelets, leading to bleeding in the internal organs.
The symptoms of dengue fever – headache, body aches and fever, are quite similar to other virus ailments like that of Chikungunya, flu and Zika infection. But it is highly recommended that you should go for a blood test on day 3 of illness to diagnose the disease.
The best prevention from getting dengue fever is to avoid getting bitten by mosquitoes. There are always chances of getting bitten even if your little skin is exposed. Whenever you are in the mosquito-borne areas, see that you wear fully covered clothes. You should also avoid wearing strong scented soaps and perfumes as these are expected to attract mosquitoes.
At home, you can always have structural barriers such as window/door screens or nets so that these prevent mosquitoes from entering the room. You should also be aware that the Aedes mosquito breeds in clean, stagnant water in your home so you should eliminate all possible breeding locations of the mosquitoes.
As the dengue fever is caused by a virus, there are no specific medications or antibiotic for its treatment. The treatment is always for relieving the symptoms of the fever. The doctor will advise you complete rest and also drink plenty of fluids so that you are dehydrated from the high fever and vomiting.
In the more severe form of dengue fever, the following may be required.
If you are looking for treatment for dengue in Hyderabad, then Dr. Ravi’s hospital in Kukatpally is the best hospital for dengue treatment in Hyderabad. We have a good team of dengue specialists in Hyderabad who effectively can treat dengue and give advice accordingly.
The hospital is also equipped with some of the best facilities and infrastructure to handle all kinds of serious illnesses. Ravi Hospital is the best hospital for viral fevers – Malaria, Dengue, and Chikungunya. Our services are available 24/7, be it emergency care or critical care. Our in-house diagnostic laboratory enables quick diagnosis and provides immediate treatment without causing any delay.