Saturday, September 11, 2010

Home Remedy for Dengue

Dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) is a type of syndrome that caused by viruses transmitted from mosquitoes. Dengue is prevalent in tropical and sub-tropical areas of the world. Dengue is also called Thai, Philippine or Southeast Asian hemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome. Outbreaks of Dengue have occurred in the Caribbean, U.S. Virgin Islands, Cuba, and Central America. Some reported cases are contracted during travels imported by tourists returning from areas with known dengue outbreaks, like Tahiti, the South Pacific, Southeast Asia, West Indies, India, and the Middle East.

Causes of Dengue (DHF)

It is acquired if bitten by striped Aedes aegypti mosquito that has previously bitten an infected person. With just one bite of the Aedes mosquitos can inflict the disease.

The virus is not contagious and mode of transfer frompersontoperson is thru person-to-mosquito-to-another-person cycle.

Symptoms of Dengue (DHF)

* Cough
* Nausea
* Vomiting
* Headache
* Sore throat
* Abdominal pain
* Continuous fever

Shock usually occurs two up to six days after the start of symptoms with sudden collapse, cool, clammy extremities, weak pulse, and blueness around the mouth.

Treatment for Dengue (DHF)

There is no available vaccine or drug available that specifically intended for dengue fever. However, there are numerous clinical researches specially conducted and focusing on developing a drug that can cure DHF.

Patients affected with DHF must be monitored closely for the first few days since shock suddenly may occur.

Immediate fluid replacement is required for vascular collapse. Blood transfusions may be necessary to control bleeding.

Neem (Azadiractha indica):
Prepare a Neem tonic, using leaves; apply in the body using warm damp cloth

Kakamachi:
In syrup form, consume two cups of the said product everyday

Basil Leaves:
Boil Basil leaves and drink as tea; it can help in prevention of dengue infection.

Prevention for Dengue (DHF)

Always drain stagnant waters in your surroundings
Rarely used gully traps must be covered most of the time.
Change water in flower vases every three (3) days
Use protective clothing if going to the areas with known outbreak



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