What is Dengue fever and what are the symptoms and signs of it?
Dengue fever, also known as breakbone fever, is an infectious tropical disease caused by the dengue virus.
Do you have rashes like this? And experiencing high fever lasting 3 to 5 days, rash, severe headache, pain behind the eyes, and muscle and joint pain? If so, you could be suffering from dengue fever.
And did you know that use of aspirin and disprine in dengue is strictly forbidden as they auxiliary increase the platelets destruction?
There is no specific treatment for dengue fever and most people recover within 2 weeks. To help with recovery, general measures include:
1. Getting plenty of bed rest
2. Drinking lots of fluids
3. Taking medicine to reduce fever. Avoid aspirin but paracetamol is considered safe
For severe dengue symptoms including shock and coma, hospitalisation and aggressive emergency treatment with fluid and electrolyte replacement may be necessary to save lives.
Source: It’s My Health