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Dengue, Chikungunya, Zika or yellow fever leaves behind many side effect and toxicants even after recovery. Ayurveda have a great history of treating DENGUE & CHICKENGUNYA. In Sushrit Sanhita vish Adhaye, Sushrit write about various venom and poison. I myself treated many such patients whom hospital denied to admit because of their worse condition. GILOE added with other herbs act as nectar in dengue and Chikungunya. Even Zika and Japanese encephalitis are treatable with these herbs.

 

Definition

Dengue (DENG-gey) fever is a mosquito-borne disease that occurs in tropical and subtropical areas of the world. Mild dengue fever causes high fever, rash, and muscle and joint pain. A severe form of dengue fever, also called dengue hemorrhagic fever, can cause severe bleeding, a sudden drop in blood pressure (shock) and death.

Millions of cases of dengue infection occur worldwide each year. Most cases occur in tropical areas of the world, with the greatest risk occurring in:

  • The Indian subcontinent
  • Southeast Asia
  • Southern China
  • Taiwan
  • The Pacific Islands
  • The Caribbean (except Cuba and the Cayman Islands)
  • Mexico
  • Africa

Central and South America (except Chile, Paraguay, and Argentina)

Researchers are working on dengue fever vaccines. For now the best prevention is to reduce mosquito habitat in areas where dengue fever is common.

Chikungunya Symptoms

The prominent symptoms of Chikungunya include excessive body pain or myalgia, swelling in the joints and rashes across the body. The body pain, in this case is more severe than that in dengue cases.

“In chikungunya, joints pain is more pronounced, while in cases of dengue, patients might even feel retro-orbital pain, that is, pain behind the eyes,” says Dr Dalal. Other than this, the symptoms for both mosquito-borne diseases are the same.

Dengue Symptoms

Many people, especially children and teens, may experience no signs or symptoms during a mild case of dengue fever. When symptoms do occur, they usually begin four to 10 days after you are bitten by an infected mosquito. Signs and symptoms of dengue fever most commonly include:

  • Fever, as high as 106 F (41 C)
  • Headaches
  • Muscle, bone and joint pain
  • Pain behind your eyes

You might also experience:

  • Widespread rash
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Rarely, minor bleeding from your gums or nose

Most people recover within a week or so. In some cases, symptoms worsen and can become life-threatening. Blood vessels often become damaged and leaky. And the number of clot-forming cells (platelets) in your bloodstream drops. This can cause:

  • Bleeding from your nose and mouth
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Persistent vomiting
  • Bleeding under the skin, which might look like bruising
  • Problems with your lungs, liver and heart.
  • Causes
  • Dengue fever is caused by any one of four dengue viruses spread by mosquitoes that thrive in and near human lodgings. When a mosquito bites a person infected with a dengue virus, the virus enters the mosquito. When the infected mosquito then bites another person, the virus enters that person’s bloodstream.

After you’ve recovered from dengue fever, you have immunity to the virus that infected you — but not to the other three dengue fever viruses. The risk of developing severe dengue fever, also known as dengue hemorrhagic fever, actually increases if you’re infected a second, third or fourth time.

 

Risk factors

  • Factors that put you at greater risk of developing dengue fever or a more severe form of the disease include:
  • Living or traveling in tropical areas. Being in tropical and subtropical areas increases your risk of exposure to the virus that causes dengue fever. Especially high-risk areas are Southeast Asia, the western Pacific islands, Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Prior infection with a dengue fever virus. Previous infection with a dengue fever virus increases your risk of having severe symptoms if you’re infected again.

 

Complications

If severe, dengue fever can damage the lungs, liver or heart. Blood pressure can drop to dangerous levels, causing shock and, in some cases, death.

Tests and diagnosis

Diagnosing dengue fever can be difficult, because its signs and symptoms can be easily confused with those of other diseases — such as malaria, leptospirosis and typhoid fever.

Your doctor will likely ask about your medical and travel history. Be sure to describe international trips in detail, including the countries you visited and the dates, as well as any contact you may have had with mosquitoes.

Certain laboratory tests can detect evidence of the dengue viruses, but test results usually come back too late to help direct treatment decisions.

Treatments and drugs

No specific treatment for dengue fever exists. Your doctor may recommend that you drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration from vomiting and high fever. Acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) can alleviate pain and reduce fever. Avoid pain relievers that can increase bleeding complications — such as aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) and naproxen sodium (Aleve, others).

If you have severe dengue fever, you may need:

  • Supportive care in a hospital
  • Intravenous (IV) fluid and electrolyte replacement
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Transfusion to replace blood loss

 

HOME REMEDIES FOR DENGUE

Dengue and Chikungunya fever leaves behind many side effect and toxicants even after recovery. Ayurveda have a great history of treating DENGUE & CHICKENGUNYA. I myself treated many such patients whom hospital denied to admit because of their worse condition. GILOE added with other herbs act as nectar in dengue and Chikungunya.

Coriander (Coriander Leaves)

For relief from dengue fever coriander leaf juice can be drunk as a tonic. It reduces fever.

Amla (Indian Gooseberry)

Amla contains high amounts of vitamin C. It increases the ability of body to absorb iron supplement. This is necessary for patient.

Tulsi (Basil)

Boil tulsi leave, filter it, and give patient luke-warm water. It’s extremely relaxing. This tea can be taken three to four times a day.

Papaya leaf (Papaya Leaves)

Papaya leaves, the most effective drug for dengue. Papain enzyme present in the leaves of papaya increases the digestive power of the body; the body starts to dissolve Protein. For the treatment of dengue leaves of papaya juice and the patient should take a spoon. The juice rapidly increase amount of platelets.

Fenugreek Leaves (Fenugreek Leaves)

Fenugreek leaves can treat dengue fever. Fenugreek leaves boiled in water can be used as herbal tea. Fenugreek release out toxins from the body.

Prevention

If you are living

or travelling in tropical areas where dengue fever is common, these tips may help reduce your risk of mosquito bites:

  • Stay in air-conditioned or well-screened housing. The mosquitoes that carry the dengue viruses are most active from dawn to dusk, but they can also bite at night.
  • Wear protective clothing. When you go into mosquito-infested areas, wear a long-sleeved shirt, long pants, socks and shoes.
  • Use mosquito repellent. Permethrin can be applied to your clothing, shoes, camping gear and bed netting. You can also buy clothing made with permethrin already in it. For your skin, use a repellent containing at least a 10 percent concentration of DEET.
  • Reduce mosquito habitat. The mosquitoes that carry the dengue virus typically live in and around houses, breeding in standing water that can collect in such things as used automobile tires. Reduce the breeding habitat to lower mosquito populations.

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