Dengue is a mosquito borne viral disease caused by dengue virus which is transmitted through a female mosquito Aedes aegypti. People who have dengue experience flu like symptoms. some people may suffer from severe complication associated with severe bleeding, organ impairment and plasma leakage. Dengue is a infectious disease also known as break bone fever. It can be easily prevented by avoiding water storage and using mosquito repellents etc.
WHAT CAUSES DENGUE?
It is caused by the dengue virus and is transmitted in humans through a mosquito called Aedes aegypti .
WHAT ARE THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF DENGUE?
- Muscle and joint pains
- Skin rash
- Severe headache
- Rose spots
- Pain behind the eyes
- Swollen glands
- Sudden onset fever
In severe cases following symptoms can be seen:
- Severe abdominal pain
- Blood in vomit or stool
The incubation period of dengue ranges from 3-14 days.
DIFFERENT PHASES OF DENGUE:
After incubation period, dengue follows three phases: febrile, critical and recovery phase
- It has a time period of 2-7 days
- In this phase symptoms like muscle and joint pain , orbital pain, and fever occurs.
- Some patients have facial erythema in the first 24-48 hours after onset.
- Varying degrees of plasma leakage into pleural and peritoneal spaces.
- Risk of developing shock and death. Patients with severe plasma leakage may have pleural effusions, ascites or hypoproteinemia.
- Patient can develop severe hemorrhagic manifestations, icluding hematemesis , stools with blood or menorrhagia.
As the plasma leakage subsides , the patient enters the convalescent phase and begins to reabsorb extravasated IV fluids and pleural and abdominal effusions.
white cell count usually start to rise , followed by recovery of platelet count.
PREVENTION OF DENGUE
prevention depends on the control and prevention from the bites of the mosquito that transmits it. It can be prevented by adopting following methods:
- Proper disposal of solid waste and proper removal of artificial man made habitats that can hold water.
- Use of insecticides
- Wear long sleeved shirts and long pants to cover the whole body.
- Use mosquito repellents
- Keep your doors and windows closed to prevent the entry of mosquitoes in the house
- Avoid storing water for too long
- Educating neighbors and community about the risks of mosquito borne disease.
WHAT IS THE DIAGNOSIS OF DENGUE?
- Blood tests
- Chest X-ray
- Dengue serology
- Internal bleeding
- Haemmorhagic fever
CHANDHIGARH AYURVEDIC CENTRE’s FOR DENGUE
1. PLATFER TABLET:
Platfer Tablet Boosts platelet count and reverse the thrombocytopenia (low platelet count) associated with dengue. It decreases the peripheral platelet destruction and strengthens the host immune system. Platfer tablets also helps reduce fever (antipyretic property) and protect the liver (hepatoprotective property). This herbal combination is prepared from herbs like Papaya (Carica papaya) and Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia) which increases the platelet counts naturally. It provides good and effective results for patients. It increases the physical and mental strength of a person and builds up immunity.
Recommended Dosage : Take 1 tablet twice a day with normal water.
2. GILOY CAPSULES:
As the name suggested “Giloy” is the main ingredient of this medicine. It is a potent immuno-modulator herb. It is beneficial for improving the immunity and prevents from common infections. These tablets provide palliative treatment in fever. The vati reduces Kapha dosha, pacifies Vata and detoxifies the Pitta dosha. It is beneficial in general weakness, recurrent infections, periodic fever syndrome, etc.
Recommended Dosage : Take 2 capsules twice a day with normal water.
3. AMRIT TULSI RAS:
This herbal preparation is in drops form prepared from five types of Tulsi. Shama Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), Rama Tulsi (Ocimum gratissimum), Kapoor Tulsi (Ocimum canum), Shwet Tulsi (Ocimum basilicum), Nimba Tulsi (Ocimum citriodorum) that provides good result in all allergic reactions.
Recommended Dosage: Take two to three drops twice daily.
4. LIVER CARE SYRUP:
Liver Care syrup helps in balancing Pitta dosha. This Syrup enhances regeneration of liver cells, promote functions of liver, and improve blood flow from the liver. It helps in the treatment of fatty liver, liver cirrhosis, Hepatitis, hepatomegaly, and obstructive Jaundice. CAC Liver Care syrup contains Ingredients like Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata), Kutaki(Picrorhiza kurroa), Bhumi amla( phyllanthus niruri), Giloy(Tinopora Cordifolia), Yavakshar( Hordeum vulgare), Imli Kshar( Tamarindus indica), Mukta Shukta pisti etc. These herbs shows Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, Hepato-protective, properties. This syrup improves digestion, enhances appetite.
Recommended Dosage: Take 2 teaspoonful twice daily.
5. TRIKATU TABLET:
Trikatu Tablet is a hebo-mineral tablet of 650 MG and is purely Ayurvedic formulation. CAC Trikatu Tablet helps to eliminate excess Kapha or mucous from the body, supports respiratory system, manages weight, helps to take out impurities or ama from the body, supports healthy detoxification, reduces swelling. It shows anti-inflammatory, analgesic, expectorant, antioxidant properties. This tablet is made up of equal parts of three herbs such as Pippali (Piper longum), Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), & Marich (Piper nigrum) that maintains the metabolism in the body. The regular use of this tablet balances the thyroxine hormone and treats hyperthyroidism naturally. It is an Appetizer and it improves digestion, supports normal gastric function, and normal circulation.
Recommended Dosage : Take 2 tablets twice a day with normal water.