What are the signs?
Anyone with symptoms like fever, rash, headache, eye pain, tiredness, muscle pains, or joint pains should raise the suspicion of dengue.
Can the patient be treated as outpatient?
Yes. Most of the cases are mild and can be managed at home.
What is the treatment?
There is no specific treatment for dengue. Take plenty of fluids. Don't self-medicate. There is no role of antibiotics
in treating dengue fever. Close monitoring and good hydration alone is sufficient in most of the cases. It is not contagious and is completely curable.
Currently no effective vaccine is available.
What are the danger signs?
Bleeding from nose or gums, pin point rashes, abdominal pain, persisting vomiting, cold hands and feet and decreased food intake.
If you develop any of these danger signs, consult your doctor immediately
How to prevent Dengue?
A small bite is a big concern. Remove all stagnant water. Use mosquito repellents even during daytime, wear full sleeve protective
clothing, place screens on doors and windows, use guppies in swimming pool and water tanks.