Dengue fever is transmitted by mosquitoes that often plague you during the rainy season. Many of the sufferers are forced to be hospitalized, and some died.
Roaming in the morning and afternoon, this mosquito will be happy to nest in clean water. After sucking blood from a person with dengue fever, its body will contain a virus. Well, when it bites you, the virus will spread inside your body so that you're also infected.
What are the symptoms?
1. Fever for two to seven days.
2. Headaches and joint pain like suffering from colds.
3. Red spots on the skin. Although these symptoms don't always appear.
4. Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
5. At an advanced stage, there's bleeding in the nose. Vomiting and feces are mixed with blood.
At first, you feel like suffering from cold or flu. But if after two days the fever doesn't show any improvement, you need to see a doctor immediately. The doctor will ask you to have a blood test in the laboratory to see the platelet and hematocrit levels in your blood.
If you're immediately treated properly, it'll heal within one week. However, if late in getting the treatment until your thrombocyte levels drop far below normal and experiencing severe bleeding, you can go into shock and eventually die.
At the beginning of the fever, you may just take febrifuge or compress your body to reduce it or take other medication, then take a full rest and drink a lot. It can be water, juice, even syrup. If the fever doesn't show any improvement after three days, or your condition suddenly worsens, or there's a bleeding, immediately go to the doctor.
After the doctor confirms you suffer from dengue fever, you can help increase your platelet levels by drinking guava leaf extract or guava juice. It's believed red guava can help increase your platelet levels.
In addition, you also need to improve your food nutrition to increase your endurance.