How to Protect Yourself From Dengue

protect yourself from dengue

Monsoon is here and so are mosquitoes. The season often invites diseases like dengue or diarrhea. Dengue is a dangerous disease and can often lead to the death of a person if ignored.  Here we are sharing 7 tips to assist you in how to protect yourself from dengue during the monsoon.

Dengue is a viral infection and caused by bites of female mosquitoes so the finest remedy will be to get rid of mosquitoes and keeping surroundings clean.

The most common symptoms of dengue fever are loss of appetite, vomiting, muscle, and joint pain, and nausea, high fever, bleeding from the nose and gums.

Tips to Protect Yourself From Dengue

Here are 7 tried and tested remedies to protect yourself from Dengue this monsoon.

Avoid keeping water for birds this season

We put water for birds during summer because due to heat natural water sources are dried off, but once it starts raining we must empty these water feeders. As it keeps on raining, birds can quest their thirst from any source.

Also, the water kept in these feeders starts stinking in the monsoon because tap water gets mixed with rainwater. And spoiled water is home to a large number of flies anyway. The best way to get rid of those mosquitoes is to empty standing water wherever possible.

Try marigold plantation

Marigold is an easy-to-manage flowering plant. It grows easily and requires sunlight. The seeds can be collected from any dried flower.

The scent of these flowers have a fragrance that is not pleasing to mosquitoes so to shoo them away try this plantation in a large scale.

Another benefit of having marigolds in the garden is that the scent of this flower will also help supplementary plants to stay protected from insects like mealy mugs and keep the roots fungus-free.

Incense stick and Burn dried neem and cow dung

Incense sticks that are made up of wheatgrass, neem, or properties like camphor are a good way to keep the surroundings fragrant. As well as it takes away mosquitoes in a slow manner.

Also, you can collect some dried cow dung and dried neem leaves. Burn them every evening outdoors. The scent of these both will prohibit mosquitoes from entering the residences.

Regularly doing this method will take away mosquitoes from that habitant permanently.

Keep immunity strong

Eat healthy food during the monsoon. Try to eat freshly cooked homemade food.

Take chawanprash or golden latte milk every day this will boost your immune system and provide a better fight against the disease.

Take papaya leaf juice if the platelets are reducing.

Apply coconut oil mixed with camphor

Apply a moisturizer of coconut oil infused with camphor tablets. This magical moisturizer before stepping outside will prevent mosquito bites.

Also if the atmosphere around your area is cool you can use mustard oil too.

Say no to aqua plants this season

Aqua plants are in trend nowadays. But these plants are not a good choice during monsoon. These aqua plants develop algae due to humidity in the weather.

The algae start inviting the mosquitoes so it is better to either avoid aqua plants or to clean the containers more often. Keep potassium permanganate in rainwater.

This won’t allow insects to lay eggs in water.

 See a doctor if high fever

Often in dengue, the patient gets a high fever so it is advised to see the doctor immediately.

Don’t take medicines without consulting the doctor because the platelet count reduces.

Follow the above tips and a healthy diet and nutrition to keep yourself fit and fine. Wear fully sleeves shirts and long pants to cover your body. Use mosquito repellents, try to sleep in a mosquito net it will keep mosquitoes away from you.

Follow basic home hygiene principles, burn neem leaves, and if you follow all these preventions methods you can save yourself and your dear ones from dengue fever. If you still facing constant symptoms of dengue fever then don’t depend on home remedies go and consult with your doctor.

varsha sharma

A self-starting SEO specialist who turned blogger at Health & Wellness. She is an ambivert by nature, a tea addict and loves photography. bibliophile. Her blogs are a reflection of her knowledge and love for books.

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