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National Professor Dr M R Khan?s Health Tips
Dengue in children
Published :Monday, 31 August, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 17
Dengue is one of the most common mosquito-borne diseases. Most people with dengue will be ill for about 10 days and, with the right treatment, will berecovered. The female Aedes mosquito spreads the dengue virus. Unlike most mosquitoes, dengue-causing mosquitoes bite during the day. These mosquitoes raise in warm, humid weather and in stagnant water. This is why the number of dengue cases increases during the monsoon season.
Symptoms of dengue fever:
w High fever or temperature
w Bleeding from nose and gums
w Low blood pressure
w Vomiting
w Dehydration and loss of appetite
w Difficulty breathing
w Cough
w Skin rash
w Pain behind the eyes and in the joints
w Headaches
Treatment of Dengue in baby's:
There is no vaccine against dengue. The best way to protect your child is to get free of the mosquitoes that spread the virus. Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water. Make sure your house and the surrounding area is free of stagnant water, old flowerpots, especially in the monsoon season.
You could also:
w Dress your child in long-sleeved clothes and long pants
w Dress your child light-coloured clothes
w Use mosquito nets while sleeping
w No work, no play only rest
w Nutritious food preferably thoroughly cooked and light such as khichdi
w Drink plenty of warm fluids

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