How to Prevent Dengue and Chikungunya with Home-made Remedies!
Dengue and chikungunya are both gripping India in worse ways than we can imagine. Here are some home remedies to prevent their massive outbreak. To deal with each one with a keen focus, I’ll have to speak about both separately.
The mosquito-borne viral disease Dengue has become one of the worst nightmares of the country. The symptoms of the disease show in three to seven days and recovery from dengue too does not take over a week unless the condition gets severe. Mostly asymptomatic, if the condition gets critical, dengue can be life-threatening.
Dengue is caused by the bite of one of the many types of mosquitoes in the genus Aedes Aegypti.
Doctors say that more than half people infected with the virus remain asymptomatic, that is, they do not show any symptoms. The ones who do show signs of the disease may show any or all of the following:
If the situation worsens, there can be a drop in the level of blood platelets, blood plasma leakage or the blood pressure can drop down to a critically low point which may lead to a circulatory collapse (shock).
As the dengue virus is mostly active during early morning and evening, special precautions should be taken during these times of the day. Tropical and sub-tropical areas are more prone to the disease, hence traveling from and to these regions should be avoided.
The following precautions can be adhered to in order to prevent the incidence of dengue:
Opt for natural mosquito repellents like marigold and lemon grass.
Just like the most dreaded Dengue, Chikungunya is also a mosquito-borne virus. It is mostly not fatal but its pain can be highly traumatizing. What’s worse is that it can be easily misdiagnosed in areas where dengue is common. If not tested at the right time, it does not even reflect in lab results.
Incidentally, both Dengue and Chikungunya are caused by Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes, two species that are playing havoc in the country.
City doctors suspect that the virus has mutated, leading to many severe symptoms. The most common signs and symptoms are:
Here are a few tips by Dr. Narendra Prasad, consultant, General Medicines, Columbia Asia Hospital, to protect yourself from Chikungunya:
The viral majorly affects finger joints on hand and foot, leading to swelling and acute pain. Sadly, in some cases , his pain can persist for months or years.
Although these two diseases are termed differently and distinguishably, either is caused inarguably by two specific species of mosquitoes that are playing havoc in the country, Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. As the cause remains the same, certainly there are certain remedies for precaution that can be practiced while keeping both of the diseases in mind. Some of these remedies are mentioned below.