How To Prevent Dengue

DengueDengue fever is an acute viral infection caused by the Dengue virus. This virus is transmitted by many species of mosquitoes under the genus Aedes among which the most prominent carrier is Aedes aegypti. The condition is characterized by fever, joint pains, and headaches. The severity of the disease varies from fever and body ache to life-threatening hemorrhages where the blood platelet count decreases tremendously along with blood plasma leakage. This may result in extremely low blood pressure levels, which may turn fatal.

The most common symptoms of Dengue include a sudden rise in body temperature, common cold, diarrhea, and vomiting. Some people also develop rashes on the body due to this infection. Dengue fever is also called as “breakbone fever” because of the severe muscle and joint pain experienced during the infection. It is always better to prevent an undesirable health condition rather than looking for a cure. There are a number of ways to protect your beloved ones from Dengue. The followings are a few preventive measures.

Best Ways To Prevent Dengue

Stay Hygiene

The first and foremost step to follow in preventing Dengue is to maintain high standards of hygiene in your living places. Keep your houses clean and tidy.

Stay Hygiene

A dirty and dumped place can be a comfortable breeding ground for the mosquitoes. So dispose domestic garbage regularly. Do not store water for too many days. Stale water invites mosquitoes to breed.

Mosquito Repellents

It is identified that Aedes aegypti feeds only during the day. So it is advisable to use a good mosquito repellent cream all through the day. It is mandatory for people living in the tropical countries, as they are more vulnerable to this infection.

Mosquito Repellents Cream

There are special mosquito repellent creams available in the market for infants and kids. It is absolutely harmless to use these special creams on them.

Breeding Control

Request the local authorities in your residential area to check the breeding of mosquitoes in your area. The domestic garbage should be collected and disposed in proper ways.

Breeding Control

The gutters in the area have to be cleaned on a regular basis. Stagnation of water on the roads should be prevented by regulating the drainage system. Insecticides to control mosquito breeding should be sprayed regularly around the area.

Apply BTI Briquettes

The BTI briquettes contain a bacterium called Bacillus thuringiensis, which possesses insecticide properties. These briquettes aid in destroying the eggs laid by the mosquitoes. So they can be conveniently used in areas where water could not be changed or recycled frequently. The most common areas to use these briquettes are ponds, pools, tanks, bird baths, etc.

Intake Of Papaya Seeds

You can take a juice prepared from the seeds and leaves of papaya as a natural preventive measure for Dengue. It has been discovered through research, that consuming papaya seeds thrice a week reduces the risk of getting infected by the Dengue virus.

Papaya Seeds

As papaya seeds have no considerable side effect, there is no harm taking this along with food. This juice has proven to be effective in fighting Dengue.

Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.

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