What to do to relieve dengue symptoms

To alleviate the discomfort of dengue there are some strategies or remedies that can be used to combat symptoms and promote well-being, without the need to take medication. Usually, these precautions are used to relieve the symptoms of fever, vomiting, itching and pain in the eyes, which are the main discomforts caused by dengue. Find out how long dengue symptoms last.

Thus, during the treatment of dengue, which can be done at home according to the doctor’s guidance, some important precautions to remain comfortable include:

1. How to relieve fever

Some tips that can help lower dengue fever include:

  • Place a wet compress with cold water on the forehead for 15 minutes;
  • Remove excess clothing, avoiding being covered by very hot sheets or blankets, for example;
  • Bathe in warm water, that is, neither hot nor cold, 2 to 3 times a day.

If these measures do not work, you can take remedies for fever, such as Paracetamol or Sodium Dipyrone, for example, but only under the guidance of the doctor. See how more about the  treatment for dengue and the remedies used.

2. How to stop motion sickness

In cases where dengue causes constant nausea and vomiting, some tips are:

  • Suck a lemon or orange popsicle;
  • Drink a cup of ginger tea;
  • Avoid fatty or high sugar foods;
  • Eat every 3 hours and in small amounts;
  • Drink 2 liters of water a day;

If even with these measures, the person continues to feel sick or vomiting, they can take medication for nausea, such as Metoclopramide, Bromopride and Domperidone, under medical guidance.

3. How to relieve itchy skin

To relieve itchy skin, which appears in the first 3 days after dengue infection, good options are:

  • Take a cold shower;
  • Apply cold compresses to the affected region;
  • Apply wet compresses in lavender tea;
  • Apply ointments for itchy skin, like Polaramine, for example.

Allergy remedies such as Desloratadine, Cetirizine, Hydroxyzine and Dexchlorpheniramine can also be used, but also under medical guidance.

4. How to relieve eye pain

In case of eye pain, some tips are:

  • Wear sunglasses indoors;
  • Apply wet compresses in chamomile tea to the eyelids for 10 to 15 minutes;
  • Take painkillers, such as Paracetamol;

During treatment for dengue you should avoid taking non-hormonal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as aspirin, as they increase the chances of bleeding.

When to go to the doctor

In the event of the appearance of other more serious symptoms, such as frequent bruising or bleeding, it is recommended to go to the emergency room as a case of hemorrhagic dengue may be developing that needs to be treated at the hospital. Learn more about hemorrhagic dengue .

There are signs of liver involvement when symptoms such as severe abdominal pain, yellowish skin and eyes and symptoms of poor digestion appear. So in case of suspicion, you should go to the hospital quickly. Usually the liver is mildly affected, but in some cases the injury can be severe, with fulminant hepatitis.

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