Dengue: Symptoms, Causes, Prevention and Treatment With These 6 Natural Remedies

Nowadays many people suffer from dengue. Dengue is the most common viral illness around the world caused by a small mosquito.

Dengue fever is a quite dangerous febrile/feverish disease that can mainly be found in the tropics. Regrettably, it can lead to serious medical problems like dengue.

To make the picture clearer, dengue fever is not caused by every mosquito. In fact, it is caused by the AedesAegypti mosquito which carries a deadly virus.

In fact dengue fever is a very old disease and it started spreading worldwide in the 18th and 19th centuries.

It was during this time where commerce and the shipping industry were expanding and it was becoming more often that goods were being transported via ships.

“Both the principal mosquito vector, Aedes aegypti, and the viruses responsible for Dengue Fever were spread via sailing ships . . . Mosquitos used the stored water on the ships as a breeding site and could maintain the transmission...” as stated by Duane J. Gubler on “Science Direct” on an article he written. The symptoms of Dengue fever can be mistaken for flu or other viral infection.

What are the Symptoms?

The symptoms include sudden high fever, severe headaches, pain behind the eyes, severe joint and muscle pain, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, skin rash (which appears two to five days after the onset of fever), mild bleeding (such a nosebleed, bleeding gums, or easy bruising).

These symptoms can last up to 10 days and it starts after 4-6 days infection. “However, serious problems can develop.

These include dengue hemorrhagic fever, a rare complication characterized by high fever, damage to lymph and blood vessels, bleeding from the nose and gums, enlargement of the liver, and failure of the circulatory system.

The symptoms may progress to massive bleeding, shock, and death. This is called dengue shock syndrome (DSS).” Doctors can diagnose people with dengue.

It is no joking matter when a person becomes infected as the symptoms may last between six to seven days. To make things worse, it may become fatal and cost you your life. Very often, an infected person is admitted into the hospital for immediate medical treatment.

How to differentiate Dengue fever between Regular Flu?

Having regular flu may be due to a simple viral or bacterial infection, between other possible causes. While Dengue is a more risky form and needs a hands-on approach.

According to The World Health Organization “Dengue is a viral infection transmitted by the bite of an infected female Aedes mosquito.

There are four distinct serotypes of the dengue virus (DEN 1, DEN 2, DEN 3 and DEN 4). The symptoms of the illness only appear 3–14 days after the mosquito bite and not immediately.

Dengue fever is a flu-like illness that affects infants, young children and adults alike." A more severe manifestation of this illness, Dengue hemorrhagic fever, tends to affect children under 10 years of age which can cause abdominal pain, bleeding and affect the circulatory system.


Unfortunately, there are no particular medicines or antibiotics to cure the same since it's caused by a virus but you are advised to rest and drink plenty of fluids. Also there is currently no vaccine for dengue. Doctors can diagnose dengue infection with a blood test.

No laboratory test can predict whether or not the infection will progress to the more severe form, but those who have been previously infected with dengue are at an increased risk for developing severe dengue during the second infection.


Many people are seeking to some natural remedies to control this dangerous disease. We are going to share you the most effective natural remedies from some health experts and doctors.

1) Giloy: Giloy is a very essential herb in Ayurveda. According to Dr. Gargi Sharma from New Delhi, it supports in keeping the metabolic rate, strengthening the immune system and protects your body against infections. Also she suggests that you should boil the stems and serve it as an herbal drink. You can also add few Tulsi leaves in the drink.

2) Papaya Leaves: It helps in aggregate the platelet count and eases the symptoms of fever like body ache, chills, feeling low, getting tired easily and nausea," states Dr. Gargi. In consuming it you can crush the leaves or drink the juice which helps in flushing out the toxins.

3) Fenugreek Leaves: It has an ability to reduce fever and act as a sedative to ease pain and promote more restful sleep for patients. To consume it, you can soak the leaves in water and then drink it or you can get methi powder and mix it with water and have it.

4) Goldenseal: This herb is a dried root that can be used to make medicine. It can help to clear up the symptoms of dengue fever very fast and exclude the virus from the body. It works same with papaya leaves. You use it in the same way like papaya leaves either by crushing and chewing or by juicing it.

5) Turmeric: This is the most popular herb and it is well known to improve the metabolism and helps in making the healing process faster. Best way to consume it is by mixing with milk.

6) Tulsi Leaves and Black Pepper: This mixture drink aids in building your immunity and acts as an antibacterial element. Just boil Tulsi leaves and adding about 2 grams of black pepper to it as suggested by Dr. Simran Saini.

Choose Natural Prevention

Currently, there is no immunization that will prevent a person from contracting dengue fever if exposed to the virus. Limiting exposure to the virus depends upon protecting against mosquito bites. When traveling in tropical climates, wear insect repellent that contains DEET and long sleeved-shirts and long pants. Stay indoors during dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active. Always keeping your surroundings clean and wearing protective clothing. Another way is to seek natural repellents such as Lemon Eucalyptus Oil, Lavender, Neem Oil and Cinnamon Oil to protect yourself against mosquito bites. Also there are a number of plants that have mosquito repellent properties like feverfew, citronella, catnip and lavender. Even herbs like garlic, lemongrass, basil, peppermint, rosemary may help. Place them around your house to keep mosquitoes away.
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