Dengue attacks even its not rainy season. Each year, thousands of Filipinos get sick from dengue, and many die. Symptoms will have high fever for 2 to 5 days, which may follow by bleeding, shock and even death! Dengue is fatal!
First thing to prevent dengue, we have to hunt down those killer mosquitoes, but that is easier said than done!
There is simple way to prevent dengue:
Clean the surroundings: Mosquitoes love to stay in dark and damp places. Clean your garage, if there are empty boxes, clean up your clutter.
Dengue carrying mosquitoes breed in stagnant water. Change your flower vase as often. Empty cans, water containers, tires, etc. Clean those muddy areas.
Close the doors and windows. If you don’t like to close, place a screen door that keeps out the flies and mosquitoes.
Spray insecticides: You can spray insecticides every few days to get rid mosquitoes, cockroaches, and flies. Be sure to spray the dark corner, crevices and cabinets.
Wear long pants, pajamas, long sleeves shirts and socks if you don’t have screen door. Mosquitoes are attracted to our breath as we exhale so they can reach us even in the dark. Mosquitoes love bare, plump skin, especially on kids who do not shoo them away and let them suck as much blood as they want.
Use insect repellents lotion or mosquitoes net when kids will have camping or hiking. Kids love to play outdoors and they are the prime target of mosquitoes.
There is no specific drug to kill the dengue virus. Physician can only give various supportive measures to strengthen the body immune system, to fight the virus!
Patients are encouraged to drink lots of water to keep the body hydrated at an optimum level.
Monitor the blood count. Doctor checks the hematocrit and platelet count regularly.
Diet is monitor, don’t let the patient eat dark colored foods, because the stool should monitor. Black stool means there is blood.
Tawa tawa might help. There are many people are using tawa tawa plants to treat dengue. And I agree with it, because it is tested and proven by my nephew who has dengue.
The people of department of health still studying of the effectiveness of these plants.
Some doctor permit to let the patient drink the tawa tawa.
How to prepare Tawa tawa:
Take five whole tawa tawa plants, cut off the roots, then wash and clean it, Boil tawa tawa plants in a pot of clean water, pour the liquid in a clean glass and let it cool! Sip slowly one glass of tawa tawa for 3 times to 5 times a day.
Always consult your doctor before undergoing any treatment. Take care.