Weather Change Concerns: How to Protect yourself From Dengue Fever?

The onset of monsoon brings relief from the scorching summer heat. As you enjoy the pitter-patter drops, you need to protect yourself and your loved ones from vector borne diseases. The dengue fever is one such mosquito-borne viral disease that spreads across the country and most tropical countries. The cause of dengue is the dengue virus, and it gets transmitted through the infectious Aedes mosquito.

Some of the main symptoms of dengue include

Preventive Measures

With a few precautionary measures, you can protect yourself from dengue fever. Some of these measures include

  • Apply Mosquito Repellent: You should buy a strong mosquito repellent containing DEET and apply it on the exposed body parts. Soon after taking a bath, you should use this repellent and stay protected. Do not apply it under the clothes or on cuts and wounds. When your kids are going out to play, you must spray the mosquito repellent every day. It is only for infants that you should consult the paediatrician before applying. Pregnant and lactating mothers can check with the gynaecologist and use baby-safe one.
  • Switch to Autumn Wear: The autumn season is still a few months away; however, it is time you take out full sleeves top and bottom wear. It is essential to keep your arms and legs covered as the Aedes mosquito is active even during the daytime.
  • Get Mosquito Nets & Vaporiser: For night-time protection, you should get mosquito nets and vaporiser for your bedroom. It is vital to stay protected at night too.
  • Prevent Mosquito Breeding: You should also prevent water accumulation in and around the house. If you have a water cooler at home, then keep it dry and clean through the season. You should also remove the excess water from pots and plant plates.
  • Keep Doors & Windows Secure: These are the direct entry points for mosquitoes. So, if there are any holes or gaps, then you should secure it. You can get door and window seal, or mosquito nets installed.

Health Checkup a Must

Along with these measures, if you notice any symptom of dengue fever, then find a doctor immediately and get the required blood tests. If you are not feeling comfortable, you can book lab test online from KnowDi and give a blood sample from home. You can browse KnowDi website or download the app on your smartphone and schedule a doctor appointment, order medicines and get lab tests done. A complete health care solution and service provider, you can rely on us and avail the best medical facility in Bengaluru. For quality and total healthcare, start and end your search on KnowDi.