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
Some of the main symptoms of dengue include
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
- 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
- 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
immediately and get the required blood tests. If you are
not feeling comfortable, you can book lab test online
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