Dengue fever, symptoms, tips and remedies

Not only in the rural areas, but also in significant urban areas, waterborne or mosquito-borne diseases return every monsoon to plague the mass. In the year 2017, there were 100,000 cases of dengue in Sri Lanka, who facing its worst dengue outbreak, meanwhile, India is also battling the problem with 146 chikungunya cases and 87 of dengue reported so far in Delhi alone.

In the countries like India and its neighbours, the problem persists year after year. Recent reports state the development of an analytical tool that combines Google Search data with government statistics to track dengue.

Researchers believe real-time monitoring could help in having a quicker response to outbreaks. Due to dengue, over 120 countries suffered. Various studies have been carried out in order to learn how to tackle the dangers associated with the disease. Government bodies have taken precautionary steps to further address the fatal issue. One must do one’s bit to fight with the likes of dengue and other mosquito vector-borne diseases to protect oneself and others.

Symptoms of dengue:

It is a well-known fact that dengue fever is caused by the bite of Aedes mosquito during the daytime. The person suffering from dengue, experiences prolonged high fever, rash (or tiny red spots all over the body), painful headache, joint or muscle pain and pain behind the eyes.

remedies for dengue fever:

Goat milk:

Goat milk contains selenium which needed for the proper functioning of the immune system. Consumption of goat milk is also linked to increase in platelet counts. It can also be recommended to main other bodily fluids.
read further- Role of goat milk in quick recovery of dengue.

Other Remedies include:-

Papaya leaves juice:

A sure shot to treat dengue fever is Papaya leaves juice. Papaya juice or pulp made from this papaya plant has been found to be quite effective not only in fighting the symptoms of dengue fever but also in curing it. Just crush the leaves and twice a day take two tablespoons of juice.


Pomegranate Juice:

Pomegranate juice produces lymphocytes to strengthen the immune system by providing essential nutrients and minerals to the body. Being a rich source of iron, pomegranate stands out to be quite beneficial for the blood, further contributing in increasing the number of platelets in the body. Take this juice twice or thrice in a day.

Carrot, Cucumber and Lemon juice:

To boost the immune system and also to fight with the after effects of the disease the juice of these three veggies helps.

Neem leaves juice:

The juice increases the white blood cells and blood platelet count, drink aloe vera juice twice a day.

Guava juice:

Guava juice is rich in Vitamin A and Vitamin C, the juice when mixed with little honey shows good results. For fast recovery, drink it at least once in a day.

Basil leaves:

Basil is a holy plant which is worshipped in our country for its numerous medicinal benefits. On the dengue patient, chewing basil leaves or drinking their tea has a significant healing effect.

Barley grass juice:

Barley grass juice is a great way of detoxing the body of all chemicals from having consumed the medicines. Drink barley grass juice, and it will help to fight the side effects of the disease too.

Gooseberry juice:

Gooseberry juice is a rich source of Vitamin C. Consuming gooseberry juice every day boosts immunity.

General tips to prevent dengue & chikungunya:

  1. Keep your surroundings clean.
  2. Use mosquito repellent or apply mosquito repellent ointment or gel on your body.
  3. Cover your hands and legs well, if staying in a mosquito-infested area.
  4. Close all the doors and windows in the evening.
  5. Do not leave behind water in open containers.
  6. Do not let water settle in open places.
  7. Keep neighbouring water bodies clean and maintained.
  8. If you have any symptoms, don’t ignore them.

Goat Milk : Having proven benefits for quick recovery in Dengue

While the fast approaching monsoons are a much needed respite from the scorching heat, they also bring along with them a plethora of monsoon related maladies. The most dreaded among these ailments is Dengue, which affects 50 to 100 million annually. What makes this illness even more deadlier is the absence of a vaccination or any outlined treatment.  In the past few years, a couple of supporting treatments have clearly been identified, which have worked effectively in treating Dengue. The list includes Goat milk as the main supporting treatment apart from Papaya leaves and Giloy juice.

According to a paper published in the JOURNAL OF PHARMACEUTICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES by Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Meerut Institute of Engineering and Technology, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India, Goat milk and its products are proving to be highly beneficial in curing this ailment.

It states that the deficiency of Selenium and reduced platelet count are some of the complications of Dengue fever. Apart from other direct benefits, Goat milk has nearly 27% more of Selenium. Selenium is needed for the proper functioning of the immune system, and can also be a key nutrient in counteracting the development of viruses, which in turn helps in the recovery of a dengue patient. Goat milk can be prescribed to a patient with the intention to maintain body fluid balance, as platelet transfusion if required from outside may not be possible in all cases.

Other than increasing platelet count, goat milk offers a myriad of other benefits that help in curing Dengue. Goat milk increases iron bioavailability. This helps in recovering after ferropenic nutritional anemia by increasing iron deposition in the target organs. Goat milk aids in the digestive and metabolic utilization of several minerals such as iron, calcium, phosphorous and magnesium.

Apart from all the scientific facts even ancient Ayurveda clearly advocates the consumption of goat milk for treating Dengue.

So the next time you see someone struggling with Dengue don’t hesitate in conveying the benefits of Goat milk for a quick recovery.

Dengue fever, symptoms and prevention