KATHMANDU: Two people have died of dengue in Kathmandu Valley this year so far.
According to the Epidemiology and Disease Control Division under the Ministry of Health and Population, 254 people have been diagnosed with the disease in the Valley till Sunday.
Dengue: Symptoms and prevention
It usually begins five to six days after infection. It may last for up to 10 days.
Severe joint and muscle pain
Pain behind the eyes
At times, the symptoms are mild and can be misunderstood as flu or other viral infection. People with enfeebled immune system are believed to be at greater risk for developing dengue fever.
Diagnosis and treatment
Dengue fever can be diagnosed with a blood test. However, there are no particular antibiotics or medicines to cure the fever as it is caused by a virus. Rest and drinking plenty of fluids is advised. There is no vaccine for dengue currently.
Effective home remedies
Giloy: It is an important herb in Ayurveda that helps in strengthening the immune system. It also maintains the metabolic rate and protects your body against infections.
Papaya Leaves: The papaya leaves increases the platelet count while reducing the symptoms of fever. Crushing the papaya leaves and consuming it will help in flushing out toxins.
Fenugreek Leaves: These leaves will also help reduce fever. It helps to ease pain and promote restful sleep. Soaking fenugreek leaves in water and drinking it will help.
Turmeric: This will boost metabolism as well as accelerate the healing process. Consuming turmeric along with milk can be a great idea.
How to prevent dengue:
Dengue doesn’t spread from a person to another. The best way to prevent is to keep one’s surroundings clean or by wearing protective clothing. Dengue mosquitos basically attack during the day and that too below the elbow or knee.
These mosquitos are generally active between the months of August to October.