The problem is that what kind of nutritious food you should eat.
Just like any fever, people with dengue fever should drink a lot to prevent dehydration. When you got a fever, your body loses a lot of fluid. To replace it, you need to drink a lot.
If you usually drink eight glasses of water per day, drink more. It can be water, fruit juice or syrup, but not soft drinks.
If fruit juice is an option, look for fruits that are rich in vitamin C and antioxidant. Vitamin C will help your body fight infection and increase its resistance, so it quickly recovers to its original state. Drink fruit juice also removes the bitter taste in your mouth you felt since the virus began acting.
The juice you drink will be better if it's homemade because the packaging juice often contains additives, preservatives, coloring agents. And in the process of pasteurization, there's a certain amount of vitamin C lost.
Then choose fruit that isn't sour because sufferers of dengue fever usually feel nauseous. That said, many sufferers of dengue fever who drink red guava juice, their platelet levels rise.
People with dengue fever, especially those with vomiting and diarrhea, will lose minerals. It's okay for you to drink something that contains electrolyte to replace the minerals. The simplest electrolyte is ORT you can get at a pharmacy. Pour this powder into a glass, add water, stir and drink.
Wanna get something easier? At the supermarket, you can find canned drinks labeled with energy drinks. These drinks also contain the electrolyte.
When dengue fever attacks, your mouth feels bitter, and appetite is gone. But you have to keep eating! One of the panaceas for healing is through nutritional food, in addition to medical drugs, of course. Moreover, an empty stomach cannot be filled with medicine.
Foods you consume should be soft for the sake of lightening the work of your digestive system. Eat carbohydrates as a source of energy, such as soft rice or porridge, accompanied by side dishes, which are also soft.
For the protein, choose ones like chicken or beef, which are also soft—you can chop them. Fish, tofu or tempeh is also okay. And don't forget green vegetables as a source of vitamins and minerals. Choose those that are rich in vitamin C. Keep in mind, vitamin C is easily damaged during washing or cooking.
If you don't want to eat, just drinking milk isn't a problem because it can supply your body's nutritional needs.
That is the diet for you whose condition is quite good and you can still eat. But if you are hospitalized, especially when you got bleeding, you will get nutritional intake through infusion. But this period didn't last long. Once your conditions improve, you may return to your original diet.
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