Dengue: Symptoms & Treatment

Dengue fever: mild and severe symptoms with it's treatment

Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne viral disease occurring in tropical and subtropical areas. Every one in 10 people get sick with dengue. For people who get sick with dengue, symptoms can be mild or severe. Severe dengue can be life-threatening within a few hours and often requires care at a hospital.

The most common symptoms of Dengue are:

  • Fever
  • Body Ache
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Muscle, joint pain
  • Pain behind the eye

Mild symptoms last for 2-7 days. Most recover within a week. All you need to do is, take a rest, intake a lot of fluids, and take medications to control the fever.

One in 20 people who get dengue gets severe dengue. It can lead to shock, internal bleeding, and even death. Watch for signs and symptoms of severe dengue. Warning signs usually begin in the 24–48 hours after your fever has gone away.

Symptoms of severe dengue are:

  • Belly pain, tenderness
  • Vomiting (at least 3 times in 24 hours)
  • Bleeding from the nose or gums
  • Vomiting blood, or blood in the stool
  • Feeling tired, restless, or irritable

Treatment: Severe dengue is a medical emergency. It requires immediate medical care at a clinic or hospital.