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Dengue mostly occur in village area, but may also found in rural area. It is a mosquito borne- disease. The most dangerous mosquito due to which it occurs is Aedes Aegypti mosquito. This mosquito bites only in day time. In recent decades, the number of dengue patients have increased very much. Dengue has it four sub types (Dengue V1, V2, V3, V4), but all four of them can’t infect you at a same time. If the person didn’t get a good treatment quickly, it can become a more severe disease, because sometimes it causes dysfunction of body parts and even cause death. By taking proper care it can be treated easily.
In this article we will tell you about the causes, Symptoms, home remedies and prevention, which will help you to fight with dengue. But for a long term relief must visit a doctor.
Symptoms of dengue:-
Fever:- sudden high fever up to 103 degree Fahrenheit, cold and eyes pain.
Head pain:- very much pain in head.
Vomiting and Nausea
Rashes in skin
Low blood pressure:- it causes low blood pressure, which leads to weakness and restlessness.
Pain in the abdomen area
All the above Symptoms may not occur in an individual, but any three could be enough to suspect dengue.
Some causes of dengue fever are:-
1) Sub types
There are four subtypes of dengue virus (DENGUE V1 to V4), in which any one is the real cause and you can get infected by at least two types of dengue virus in your lifetime.
Another is (DHF) Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever which cause bleeding, frequent vomiting, black stool and bleeding which leads to death of a person.
2) Aedes Aegypti
Aedes Aegypti mosquito is the main cause of this harmful disease. This mosquito mostly bites in daytime. It lives for minimum 1-2 weeks. The person get infected in approximately 5-7 days after getting bite by this mosquito. In your house it can be found in cool and dry place, under your bed, in bathrooms, under coolers and in water tanks.
So get all your stuff clean as soon as possible it will help you to prevent dengue.
It is said, that a person can get dengue virus by making physical contact with the dengue patient, but it is not true. It is caused by the Aedes Aegypti mosquito. When this mosquito bites an infected person it get infected and when it again bites on healthy person then it transmit the virus to that person, which goes on and make the whole community infected. The person get dengue fever in 5-7 days after getting bitten.
4) Body odor
Body odor is most attractive thing for mosquitoes. The sweat from the body attract more number of mosquitoes. You can use a deodorant to prevent this problem, but don’t make it a regular activity. Always try to take regular bath which will help you to prevent dengue and will keep you clean.
Lack of sanitation is one of the cause of dengue. Poor sanitation leads to producing number of mosquitoes. As mosquitoes like dirty, smelly and creepy surrounding, they fly on trash and waste material thrown by people. So to prevent this disease must clean your surrounding as soon as possible.
6) Stagnant water
The Aedes Aegypti mosquito mostly give eggs in clean and stagnant water. If you see any type of container filled up with water, immediately through it and place the container upside down.
Here are some of the remedies which will help you to prevent dengue.
1) Papaya leave
Papaya leave is the top most popular remedy that prevent dengue. Take 2 papaya leaves, crush it or blend it in mixer and make a paste. Now extract the juice from the paste, consume it by adding sufficient amount of purified/boil water. Drink this tonic daily, it will help you to prevent dengue. You can also eat papaya, but don’t stop drinking this tonic.
2) Basil leaves (Tulsi)
Basil leaves provide strength, kill germs in the body and also prevent dengue. Take 8-10 basil leaves, grind it in mixer and make paste, take out the juice from the paste. Drink it by adding honey. Consume this syrup daily for minimum 1-2 weeks. This syrup will help you to prevent dengue.
3) Coconut and Neem oil
Coconut and Neem oil acts as a natural mosquito repellent and prevent dengue. Take 4-5 drops of coconut and neem oil. Mix both the oil and leave it for 5 mins. After that apply the oil gently on your body. Take a bath or wet towel to clear your body. Repeat this process daily in the morning or before going to bed. It will help you to prevent dengue.
4) Fenugreek leaves
Fenugreek leave have the property to cure fever and many more health benefits. Take 7-10 fenugreek leaves and half bowl of water. Boil the water by adding leaves and half teaspoon of salt. Now take out leaves and drink the mixture. Consume the tonic 3 times a week. This remedy will help you to prevent dengue.
5) Purified or boil water
Water consumption is the one of most important process that should be followed during dengue fever. As during dengue period the person’s body get dehydrated. Drinking water hydrate the body and also remove harmful toxic agents from the body. A person should drink at least 1-2 liters of water daily, not only during dengue but also in regular days. Good consumption of water will help you to prevent dengue.
6) Camphor and lemon
When lemon burn with camphor then it produce a real and natural mosquito repellent. Take 3-4 pieces camphor, half cut lemon and a wooden plate or any kind of plate which will not burn. Now put the lemon on camphor and place both on a plate. Burn the camphor and open the doors and windows, it will keep the mosquitoes out and will help you to prevent dengue.
Grape juice is a very good remedy for treating dengue. It provides strength and immunity to the body. Take 1 bunch of grapes, grind it in mixer and extract the juice. Drink the juice 1-2 times daily. This remedy will help you to prevent dengue.
8) Coriander leaves
Coriander leave not only provides immunity but also prevent the growth of harmful bacteria inside the body. Take 8-10 coriander leaves. Grind it in mixer by adding sufficient amount of water and make a paste, after that take out the juice from the paste. Consume the juice with few drops of honey. Repeat this remedy daily for minimum one week. It will help you to prevent dengue.
It is known to everyone that juice is the best remedy which provides many types of vitamins, minerals, immunity and many more nutritive components. Consuming Orange juice, pomegranate juice, mango juice, etc., can increase a person’s strength and will help you to prevent dengue.
10) Barley grass
Barley grass increase the person’s immunity fastly. Take barley grass and a bowl of water. Boil the grass with water and let it stay for few minutes. Take out the grass and consume the tonic. Repeat this remedy daily for minimum 2 weeks. It will help you to prevent dengue.
11) Bleaching powder
Bleaching powder have the properties to kill germ. As the Aedes Aegypti mosquito lay eggs in clean water. So what we have to do is, adding the bleaching powder in containers, like in your water tanks, swimming pool, weel,. etc. By doing this it will kill all the mosquitoes and will help you to prevent dengue.
12) Neem leaves
Neem have the power to kill bacteria that are present inside the body. Take 10-15 neem leaves, grind it in mixer and make a paste. Now extract the juice from the paste. Consume the juice daily for minimum one week. This remedy will help you to prevent dengue.
Goldenseal is used in making medicines. Take sufficient goldenseal leaves, grind it in mixer by adding 6-7 spoons of water and make a paste. Extract the juice from the paste and drink this tonic thrice a week. This tonic will help you to prevent dengue.
Bloodwort is a healing herb that remove harmful toxins from the body. Take few bloodwort leaves and a bowl of water. Boil the bloodwort leaves in the water and take it out. Now grind the leaves and make a paste, after that extract the juice from the paste and consume with hot water. This remedy will help you to prevent dengue. But you must ask a doctor before using it.
15) Cassia leaves
Cassia leaves have the power to boost immunity and also kill bacteria. Take 2-3 cassia leaves and a bowl of water. Boil the cassia leaves, grind it in mixer and make a paste. After that extract juice from the paste. Consume it with hot water. Repeat this process thrice a week. This remedy will help you to prevent
Always sleep under a mosquito net
Clean your surrounding
Use mosquito repellents
Always keep your door and window close
Cover your dustbin and trash collector
Plant a Tulsi in your house, it will keep mosquito out and help to prevent dengue