One bite from a carrier mosquito is all it takes to get dengue fever. Unlike the cold flu, it cannot be treated with home remedies. Professional care becomes inevitable. Infectious Disease Center, at Hyderabad, is a specialized center that offers the best care and treatment for infectious diseases like dengue.
What Is Dengue?
Dengue is a viral infection caused by when a carrying mosquito bites someone. It takes some time between 3 to 10 days for the symptoms to show. Dengue can be of five types. Getting dengue once gives you lifetime immunity from that particular type of dengue and also protects from the other types of the infection temporarily.
What Does Dengue Fever Feel Like?
The signature sign of dengue is fever and weakness. The loss of strength can be accounted to the loss of blood platelets impacted by the dengue virus. Due to this, dengue is sometimes also known as ‘bon-breaking fever’. The other symptoms of dengue are:
- High fever
- Joint pain
- Back pain
- Muscle pain
- Headache and eye pain
- Nausea and vomiting
If the condition worsens, it can affect other organs and systems of the body showing relevant symptoms.
How Is Dengue Treated?
There is no medicine that can kill the dengue virus. But that does not mean that there is no treatment plan. Under careful supervision, the patient waits for the dengue virus to flush out of the system. During the process of recovery, the patient is given IV fluids to prevent dehydration. Other medicines are given to manage the symptoms and to ease discomfort. If the patient becomes severely anaemic, he may require some blood.
The most important aspect of dengue treatment is constant supervision and attentive care. Any negligence can worsen the condition of the patient irreparably.
How Can You Prevent Dengue?
Prevention is better than cure; especially when there is no ‘cure’. It fits accurately when we deal with dengue. There are many ways you can prevent dengue or save yourself from getting bitten by a mosquito.For example:
- Use a mosquito net or repellant.
- Stay away from stagnant water bodies.
- Wear covering clothes when outside.
- Change stagnant wat in plant pots or air cooler daily.
- Take vaccination if you hear about a dengue outbreak in your vicinity or if you are traveling to a dengue-prone area.
Children and the elderly are more prone to getting infected due to their weaker immune system. Take extra care of these groups of people. In general, eat healthily and exercise regularly to have a strong immunity that can fight strongly against dengue virus.
Treatment for Dengue
At Infectious Diseases Center, we provide customized care for each patient suffering from dengue. We have treatment plans for the children, elderly and patients with special needs (like diabetes, heart condition or allergy). If you are suffering from high dengue fever, you can find complete care at our treatment center.