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Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever, a viral infection that can be caught through a bite of a specific mosquito called the aedis aegypti. This is a very potential deadly illness that has NO medical cure.
The aedis aegypti can lay 50 to 70 eggs on stagnant water. That's why, it's best to clean your surroundings everyday. Never leave things that can catch water unattended.

Once bitten by an infected mosquito, the virus will incubate in the body for 7 to 10 days through the blood stream before visible symptoms appear. The person may experience, low grade fever, body malaise, gastrointestinal upsets, rashes, headache, bleeding, urinary incontinence, loss of appetite, and dehydration. As I've mentioned earlier, there is no medication available in the market right now that can specifically fight against this virus. Management used for this disease is purely symptomatic treatment only. It is very important that the patient has the thrive to fight off the illness himself.

The dengue virus destroys normal blood cells in the body, specifically the platelets which has a big role in the process of hemostasis. If it decreases, bleeding occurs. That's why aspirin is contraindicated with this disease.

It is important to monitor the patient's intake and output during this time. The normal urine output of an individual is 30 mL per hour. A figure below this, may signify a kidney problem that may lead to edema.
Treatment may be the following: Antipyretics, analgesics and tepid sponge bath for fever and headache, Antacids for gastrointestinal upsets, antihistamines for itchiness secondary to rashes, encouraging to increase fluid intake, bedrest, and consumption of vegetables. Go to your family doctor to consult and double check what you have to specifically do, because there are times when something can't be as good or effective when applied to a different person.

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  1. OHMYGUMS said...
    This is one medical condition that can cause death.. kakatakot! prevention is better than treatment.
    danna said...
    thank you so much for sharing this information. dengue is a very scary disease.
    Isis said...
    Thank you for writing about this Bailey. Dengue is a more dangerous illness compared to H1N1 flu virus.

    I've had friends and relatives who've had dengue that's why every year i make it a point to donate blood to the Red Cross. They'll give you that blue (depending on your type, I'm Type A+) card stating how much blood you donated. And if in case, someone in your family or circle of friends need blood immediately, you can give this card to them so they can get blood right away.

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