Early Symptoms of Dengue Fever

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Early Symptoms of Dengue FeverDengue fever is so rampant nowadays in tropical countries.   It may sound like a mild fever but it doesn’t.   It can cause so many lives especially if we lack knowledge about it.   Basic knowledge is needed to get rid of this disease or better yet to prevent this disease from getting in your system.

Dengue fever is caused by a virus transmitted by a mosquito.   It is also known as breakbone or dand  fever according to webmd.    It has two forms: dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever.   We can identify early symptoms of dengue fever by its form.

Dengue Fever Early Symptoms :

  • Onset high fever
  • Severe headache
  • Retro-orbital pain
  • Muscle and joints pain
  • Vomiting

Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever – it’s a Severe Form of Dengue Fever :

  • High fever
  • Skin bruising
  • Recurrent vomiting with blood
  • Dry mouth and cold skin
  • Low heart rate or blood pressure
  • Rash

It’s symptoms could be similar to yellow fever symptoms. It could also be mistaken as typhoid fever so appropriate tests and diagnostics should be administered to the person with this kind of disease.   This disease could last up to ten days and will take a month for a body to recover.

What are the Available Treatments ?

There is no specific treatment for this.   However, a person afflicted with simple dengue fever should take plenty of bed rest, drink lots of fluids and take medicine for the fever.   On the other hand, if it is the severe case then the patient should seek physician’s help.

How to Prevent ?

There is no available vaccine for this but you can try some preventive measures like:

  • Use mosquito repellent
  • Be sure to empty all the stagnant waters because this is the favorite spot for mosquito breeding.
  • Wear long sleeves shirt and jeans when outdoors or when you are in a tropical country.

Dengue is a very dangerous and serious disease, be aware and do some necessary actions whenever you feel one of the symptoms above.   You got only one life, do something and save it.


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