Consumer Info: Symptoms and Cures for Dengue

One of the more ‘complex’ illnesses man had encountered in recent times is the ‘dengue’ fever. As defined, Dengue fever and the dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) are acute febrile diseases which occur in the tropics, can be life-threatening, and which is also known as ‘breakbone fever’, since it can be extremely painful.

To continue what Wiki had to say.. The mosquitoes that spread dengue usually bite at dusk and dawn but may bite at any time during the day, especially indoors, in shady areas, or when the weather is cloudy.

Dengue infection could affect many organs; thus, symptoms are varied and can be intense — but that would only appear in 3-14 days. Let’s check this out..

Oh, once you intensely feel any 2 of these signs — have yourself checked by a physician to make sure. Now if especially confirmed, try to drink plenty of water so as to avoid dehydration. Get a lot of rest. If high fever is one that you’re experiencing, take paracetamol, it also helps relieve pain. Never take Aspirin or Ibuprofen as they would only induce bleeding.

Aside from water, here are four of the most helpful natural remedies for ‘dengue’ fever to take as well..

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Papaya leaves

Juice a couple of raw papaya leaves and drink 20 to 25 ml of it twice a day. Its high level of vitamin C stimulates the immune system. Also, this juice helps remove toxins in the blood.

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Basil leaves

In the case of Basil, get about a dozen of its leaves and chew it two times a day. It’s good for boosting the immune system.

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Natural orange juice

Buying lots of oranges maybe ‘heavy’ to many but its juice helps with digestion, increases urinary output and ‘promotes’ antibodies to remove the virus for faster healing and recovery.

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Fenugreek leaves and seeds

Lastly, the consumption of Fenugreek leaves and seeds aids in reducing fever while also acting as a sedative.

Still, for those who are from the Philippines or on this side of the world, you must have also heard of tawa-tawa (Euphorbia Hirta) that’s used to fight against ‘dengue’ fever..

Hmm… More than just for ‘dengue’?

As a word of precaution, before trying any herbal remedies though, make sure you did your homework — including a check up from a licensed physician.

Keep healthy!

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