Treating Dengue Fever at Home

Symptoms of Dengue fever

These are usually a sharp fever that is accompanied by no coughing and no acute pain in the body. A large number of times, dengue fever comes together with a sharp pain felt in the bones and this is the reason that it is also known by the name bone-breaking fever. A patient suffering from dengue will have a sharp pain in the forehead and also towards the inside of the eyes and also the joints. Other symptoms of this fever include nausea, vomiting, small spots appearing on the chest and loss of appetite and taste.

Dengue also results in hemorrhage and makes the patient easily irritable by light and restless. Most of the times following the rains, the fever attacks are repeated. Most of the time, hemorrhagic dengue results in bleeding inside the body.

Those who get the hemorrhage usually also suffer from a continuous and acute stomachache, sticky and yellowish skin, red raised spots on the face, feet and hands and cols. Blood also comes out of the anus, mouth or nose and this might cause unconsciousness. One also gets a dry mouth and constantly feels thirsty. Hemorrhagic dengue happens to be extremely dangerous and can very easily result in death.

Transmission of Dengue fever

Dengue fever is transmitted by mosquitoes that are infected with the virus which mostly reside in tanks, bottles, drums, water reservoirs, jars and stagnant waters. It is transmitted by the female mosquitoes

Treating Dengue Fever

The good news is that it is possible to have dengue treatment at home. A large number of times the usual dengue is not all that dangerous. The treatment used largely depends on the symptoms that are being experienced. In the event that the fever has come with very high temperatures, a patient could use wet pads to cool themselves down. At times where necessary, doctors administer antidotes.

In the event that one is experiencing hemorrhagic dengue, it is not advisable for them to take painkillers owing to the fact that they might serve to make the hemorrhage worse. The doctor should also ensure that they have the water balance in the body of the patient under control and that they from time to time control the blood pressure of the patient.

Natural Remedies

  • Belladonna has an ayurverdic version that is known as Dhatura. The leaves of this plant can very effectively be used as dengue treatment at home owing to the fact that they are able to significantly reduce the effects resulting from dengue fever. However bear in mind that it is vital that you do not make use of above 2 decigrams due to the fact that this plant can result to severe negative symptoms which include mouth dryness and pupil dilation.
  • Orange juice is very effective in dealing with fevers and is thus another great dengue treatment at home. It raises the amount of urinary output, promotes formation of antibodies which aids in faster recovery and healing and also enhances digestion.
  • Raw papaya leaves are also very effective in dealing with dengue fever. Take two pieces and clean them then pound and squeeze them. Each leaf gives you one tablespoon. Take two tablespoons daily.


  1. Kolkat says:

    The juice of the humble papaya leaf has been seen to arrest the destruction of platelets that has been the cause for so many deaths this dengue season. Ayurveda researchers have found that enzymes in the papaya leaf can fight a host of viral infections, not just dengue, and can help regenerate platelets and white blood cells.

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