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What is the To Do list if you find that you have Dengue?

Source - World Health Organisation - Country office for India

What to do if you think you have dengue?
1) Bed rest- acute phase
2) Cold sponging for reducing fever
3) Avoid aspirin, brufen etc – these can cause gastritis, vomiting, platelet dysfunction
4) Paracetamol is preferable for fever management.
5) Oral electrolyte therapy: for excessive sweating, vomiting

6) Avoid mosquito bites
A) wear full sleeves;
B) Place patient under bed net or
C) use insect repellent on the patient while they have a fever,
D) Put screens on windows and doors to prevent mosquitoes from coming into house.

7) Consult a physician.

TAKE PLENTY OF FLUIDS

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