Dengue fever is a flu illness, which is spreads through a mosquito bite, known as Aedes mosquito. This dengue fever spreads via various kinds of one virus genus but the main kind through which dengue fever arise is DENV-1 type. These viruses consists of RNA virus line. This fever is known as break bone fever.
It is in four to seven days, in which virus express its effect in human body. Then this effect lasts for about four to ten days.
STARTING SIGNS OF DENGUE FEVER ARE:-
- Muscle pain
- Body aches
- Skin rash
Dengue fever starts with symptoms of chills, headache, pain in the back of the eyes that may worsen upon moving the eyes, appetite loss, feeling unwell (malaise), and low backache. Painful aching in the legs and joints occurs during the first hours of illness.
The temperature rises quickly as high as 104 F (40 C), with relatively low heart rate (bradycardia) and low blood pressure. The eyes become reddened. A flushing or pale pink rash comes over the face and then disappears. The lymph nodes in the neck and groin are often swollen.
High fever and other signs of dengue last for two to four days, followed by a rapid drop in body temperature with profuse sweating. This precedes a period with normal temperature and a sense of well-being that lasts about a day. A second rapid rise in temperature follows. A characteristic itchy rash appears along with the fever and spreads from the extremities to cover the entire body except the face. The palms and soles may be bright red and swollen.
Sometimes, symptoms are mild and can be mistaken for those of the flu or another viral infection. Younger children and people who have never had the infection before tend to have milder cases than older children and adults. However, serious problems can develop. These include dengue hemorrhagic fever, a rare complication characterized by high fever, damage to lymph and blood vessels, bleeding from the nose and gums, enlargement of the liver, and failure of the circulatory system. The symptoms may progress to massive bleeding, shock, and death. This is called dengue shock syndrome (DSS).
How This Dengue Reach And Proliferate In A Human Body?
When a mosquito carrying dengue virus bites a person, the virus enters the skin through mosquito’s saliva. It binds to white blood cells and reproduces. The WBCs in response produce watchable symptoms like fever, severe pains and other symptoms. This can be cured with the help of natural herbal remedies.
Ayurveda And Its View Point For Dengue:
The basic principle of Ayurveda is to prevent and treat illness by maintaining balance in the body, mind, and consciousness through proper drinking, diet, and lifestyle. The nature is determined by the vital balance of the three physical energies – Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Any imbalance in these energies or the tridoshas leads to a disease.
The herbal remedies work very well to balance the dosha leading to dengue. In Ayurveda, dengue is known as dandaka jvara. Ayurveda put stress to strengthen the immunity and lowers the effect of dengue fever.
Ayurvedic Treatment of DANDAKA JVARA:
- Leaves of coriander should be taken to reduce fever.
- Eatables rich in Vitamin C, especially Amla should be consumed as it helps in absorption of Iron .
- Chyavanprash can be taken as an immune booster.
- Punarnava (Borhavia diffusa) Is a herb which helps in flushing out toxins through perspiration.
- Amrithotharam kashayam,Amritha satva(Sat giloy) are some of the good herbal medicines advised in Dengue fever.
- Boil tulasi in water and drink this water throughout the day to build up immune system.
- 10-15 basil leaves should be chewed twice a day, to strengthen body’s defence mechanism.
- Dhatura is an ayurvedic herb which has potency to reduce seriousness of dengue fever,but should be strictly taken after consulting Ayurvedic physician.
- Fenugreek leaves can be taken as herbal tea to reduce fever.
- Pomegranate /black grape juice can be taken to increase blood count.
What geographic areas are at high risk for contracting dengue fever?
Dengue is prevalent throughout the tropics and subtropics. Outbreaks have occurred recently in the Caribbean, including Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Cuba, and Central America. Cases have also been imported via tourists returning from areas with widespread dengue, including Tahiti, Singapore, the South Pacific, including the Philippines, Southeast Asia, the West Indies, India, and the Middle East (similar in distribution to the areas of the world that harbor malaria and yellow fever). Dengue is now the leading cause of acute febrile illness in U.S. travelers returning from the Caribbean, South America, and Asia.
- From January to July 2017, Sri Lanka reported 80,732 cases of dengue fever, with 215 deaths.
- New Delhi, India, reported an outbreak of dengue fever, with 1,872 testing positive for the illness in September 2015.
- In American Samoa, there were 370 cases of dengue reported from May 2015 to September 2, 2015, and 133 were hospitalized.
- Thailand reported the worst dengue outbreak in 20 years, with 126 deaths and 135,344 people infected with the virus, in October 2015.
- In 2011, Bolivia, Brazil, Columbia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela reported a large number of dengue cases. Paraguay reported a dengue fever outbreak in 2011, the worst since 2007. Hospitals were overcrowded, and patients had elective surgeries canceled due to the outbreak.
Herbal Remedies For Dengue Treatment:
Here I am providing you three most important herbal remedy for Dengue treatment:
1. GILOY JUICE
This juice is from the pure extract of Giloy herb. It carries anti-inflammatory and anti-pyretic properties hence helps to manage dengue disease.
Dose – 150-200 ml everyday
It is prepared from 100% natural wheatgrass. This contains over 90 minerals, including high concentrations of the most alkaline minerals: potassium, calcium, and magnesium and sodium. Wheat Grass Powder is a great herbal remedy for Dengue.
Dose – Mix a tsp. in plain water or any favorite juice, stir well and drink instantly. Use it 2-3 times daily.
Spirulina is one of the most powerful antioxidant, and richest source of protein. It is the one of nature’s richest source of vitamins, iron, protein, carbohydrates, micronutrients and beta carotene. The capsules prepare are totally organic and have great effect in dengue fever.
Dose – 2 capsules twice daily.
Now here comes some quick home remedies for Dengue:
- Chewing two cloves of garlic or drinking hot garlic vegetable soup can decreases the multiplication of viruses. It is good herbal remedy for Dengue.
- To maintain the water and electrolyte balance of the body, oral dehydration solution should be given. This also helps in flushing out the viruses through the fluids excreted by the body—- One of the best herbal remedy for Dengue.
- Chyavanprash can be taken as it is an immunobooster, blood purifier and increases blood count.
- Boiled basil leaves (tulsi) served in a warm drink like tea can help prevent an outbreak of dengue. This is one another natural remedy for Dengue.
- 10-15 basil leaves should be chewed twice a day or these can be boiled in 200ml water on low heat. When half the quantity is left it can be taken 2-3 times a day. This strengthens the body’s defence mechanism.
- Papaya leaves juice is a natural remedy for dengue fever.
- Use basil leaf 10 pieces and one black pepper. This should be the proportion. Grind it and make pea size pills, use it with warm water.
- To increase the blood count pomegranate juice/black grape juice should be given.
Hope that you are now well aware about Dengue and how much dreadly disease it is!! I want everyone of you to take precautions and maintain cleanliness around yourself because precaution is better than cure..