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Dengue Fever: Early Signs, Symptoms And Effective Treatment

Monday, March 26, 2018


Dengue Fever: Early Signs, Symptoms And Effective Treatment


Transmitted by the bite of Aedes, a day-biting mosquito, Dengue is a viral disease that has been on the rise in India. Dengue causes high fever, headache, nausea, rash and pain in the eye, joint and muscles. Despite multiple advisories, the disease wasn’t taken sincerely and the death toll from this severe outbreak rose to 250 during the year 2017 as there has not been found a cure yet.

As a kid, I often wondered who turned off the mosquito repellent every morning without I woke up. More so, how did they know when the mosquitoes were gone and won’t return before dark. Often, I found myself rubbing against red spots on my skin, so sure they weren’t mosquito bites.

This is to say that children, of all, are most vulnerable.

And it didn’t end here. Evenings meant playtime which started when the sun was still high and ceased with the menace of the mosquitoes in the green fields.


Thus, it becomes important to understand the symptoms and steps that can be taken to prevent the spread of disease.

Some of the visible signs and symptoms of dengue, if any, may include:
  • Dengue usually starts with a high, fluctuating and recurring fever
  • Bleeding gums and nose
  • a severe headache especially in the back of the eye
  • pain experienced in the muscles and joints
  • Dengue symptoms in children may include loss of appetite accompanied by vomiting and diarrhea
  • rashes on arms and legs and nausea
  • fatigue and extreme tiredness
  • Sometimes, people may not show any symptoms at all.

Do not ignore any denguesymptoms and rush to the doctor at once. 

Below are a few must-dos to prevent dengue:

  • Eliminate any kinds of breeding sites for dengue mosquitoes where they may lay eggs like water containers in and around the home.
  • Clean all water containers that may as yet be required.
  • Replace water from standing water storages like buckets, aquariums, pots etc. to avoid the spread.
  • As already warned, Aedes are day-biting mosquitoes and prefer biting during the day. So, do not leave home without using personal mosquito repellents even during the day like applying 4 dots of Goodknight Fabric Roll-On, just 4 dots of the on your clothes for 8 hours protection from mosquitoes outdoors.

  • When at home, keep mosquito repellents like Goodknight Activ+ System switched on as dengue mosquitoes mostly prefer to bite in the mornings and late afternoon.

  • Avoid mosquito bites. Stay covered. Wear full sleeved clothes for additional protection if weather permits. Make sure window and door screens are secure.

There is no specific medicine to treat Dengue infection. So, battling the disease with the right products, such as that of Goodknight, would help in preventing and ensuring that your family’s health is safe and sound. Compared to getting treated for dengue fever, it is best to take precautions to avoid the disease itself.