Natural Home Remedies for Dengue Fever

Dengue fever is a viral disease transmitted by aedes mosquitoes.

Close-up of an aedes mosquito

Symptoms usually begin 4-6 days after infection and last up to ten days.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?

  • Some or all of the following may be present
  • Bleeding (i.e. nose, gums)
  • Fatigue and exhaustion
  • Headaches
  • Joint and muscle pain
  • Low blood pressure
  • Nausea
  • Pain behind the eyes
  • Skin rash
  • Sudden high fever
  • Vomiting

PREVALENCE

WHO estimates that 50-100 million infections occur annually throughout the world. Dengue is endemic in at least 100 countries in Asia, the Pacific, the Americas, Africa and the Caribbean. Mortality rates are low. Eighty percent of cases are mild or asymptomatic.

ALLOPATHIC TREATMENT

There is no medical treatment for Dengue fever, so a doctor may try to ease some of the symptoms. He/She will advise bed rest and adequate hydration. The usual procedure is to closely monitor the patient’s vital signs in days 2 through 7 of fever; it may be necessary to administer intravenous fluids or even perform a platelet transfusion.

SELF TREATMENT

The substances and suggestions here are offered to you for further research.

Most people recover from Dengue Fever without any intervention other than bed rest and increased fluid intake. The best thing you can do for yourself on an ongoing (prevention) basis is to keep your immunity very high with a wholesome diet, adequate hydration, exercise, low stress and quality sleep.

DIET

A healthy immune system is always the first line of defense against disease and inflammation. To promote a healthy immune system, it is important to eat a balanced diet, with as much variety as you can manage, with lots of whole, fresh vegetables and fruits, quality protein and healthy sources of monounsaturated fat. The Zone is an excellent starting point.

FOODS THAT PROMOTE HEALING

It is considered preferable to eat soft foods only and to have plenty of nutritious drinks.

  • Bone broth
  • Porridge

FOODS AND OTHER SUBSTANCES TO AVOID

  • Alcohol
  • Excess sugars
  • Fatty foods
  • Hard, solid foods
  • Processed foods and e
  • Salty foods
  • Smoking
  • Spicy food

TEAS AND OTHER LIQUIDS

  • Chyavanprash
  • Coconut water
  • Giloy
  • Ginger water
  • Grape juice
  • Green Chiretta herbal tea
  • Green juices
  • Green tea
  • Orange juice
  • Pomegranate juice
  • Vitamin C-rich juices

HERBS AND SPICES

  • Barley grass
  • Basil leaves
  • Bloodwort
  • Cassia roots
  • Cat’s claw for inflammation
  • Coleus vettiveroides
  • Coriander
  • Coriander leaves, juiced
  • Devil’s tree
  • Elderflower
  • Fenugreek
  • Fu Fang E Jiao Jiang
  • Ginger, dried
  • Goldenseal,–juiced, crushed or chewed
  • Hermal seeds
  • Hogwood
  • Indian lilac leaves
  • Indian Mallow
  • Kakamachi leaf syrup
  • Neem leaves
  • Papaya leaves (juiced)
  • Pepper
  • Peppermint
  • Sandalwood
  • Sweet potato tops (juiced)
  • Tawa-tawa herbs
  • Tulsi
  • Yarrow

ESSENTIAL OILS

Essential oils can be administered via a diffuser for inhalation, administered topically in a carrier oil like coconut or undiluted drops can be added to a hot bath. You can make up a mosquito repellent of your own using essential oils.

  • Cinnamon
  • Citronella
  • Clove
  • Eucalyptus
  • Geranium
  • Lavender
  • Lemon
  • Mint
  • Peppermint
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Thyme
  • Thyme

OTHER SUBSTANCES AND SUPPLEMENTS

The cost of having a blood test to determine if you have nutritional deficiencies is likely to be negligible compared to over-consuming expensive supplements that you do not need.

  • Vitamin B complex
  • Vitamin B1
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Zinc

HYDRATION

Hydration is particularly important with his condition. Drink as much water as possible to stay hydrated, which should also help to ease your symptoms. If you are vomiting, add electrolytes.

EXERCISE

You will need rest if you are symptomatic. You may need to take it easy until a while after your fever has subsided. When you are able, start your exercise regime slowly and build up.

EMOTIONAL SUPPORT

Stay calm. Anxiety undermines health. Practice relaxation exercises, talk to a friend. Do what works for you to keep mellow.  See the post for Stress if you have trouble relaxing.

OTHER THINGS YOU CAN DO

  • Avoid being outside at dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active.
  • Diatomaceous earth, food grade
  • Mosquito zappers (including hand-held types)
  • Reduce stress
  • Use natural repellents

ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES

  • Acupressure
  • Acupuncture
  • Chinese Medicine
  • EFT
  • Homeopathy (https://homeomart.net/2016/06/27/top-5-homeopathic-medicines-for-dengue-prevention-and-treatment/)

CAUTIONS

  • It is always wise to consult a doctor about possible interactions between natural remedies and prescription medications or disease conditions. It is especially important to consult a doctor if you are pregnant or nursing. Everything you do, think, eat, and feel affects the fetus. Herbs can be powerfully good for you or dangerously bad for you and/or your baby. Some herbs can cause miscarriages.
  • Be careful using herbal treatments for small children; always consult a doctor.
  • Monitor your blood pressure throughout your illness.
  • Antibiotics do not work for viral infections.
  • Report any signs of bleeding to your doctor.
  • Don’t use repellents containing DEET.

PREVENTION

  • A wholesome, balanced diet
  • Regular exercise
  • Low stress levels
  • Quality sleep
  • Eliminate all standing water where mosquitoes like to breed.
  • Homeopathic Dengue Prevention Formula
  • If you have a pond, consider stocking it with guppies, which eat mosquito eggs and larvae.
  • There are mosquito traps you can put on your property.
  • Wear a natural mosquito repellent.
  • Wear long clothing in bright colors.
  • Use mosquito netting over beds and cribs.
  • Close windows or use fine screening.
  • Avoid wearing scents.
  • Pain relief medications (over-the-counter) may cause bleeding.

 

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