Dengue fever, also called Breakbone Fever and Dandy Fever, is an infectious disease which is caused by virus. These viruses are transmitted by several mosquito species. Dengue viruses are of four types, getting infected with one provides lifelong immunity against that particular type and immunity for short periods against the other types. A mild Dengue fever may progress into severe complications like Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever causing bleeding, leakage of blood plasma and low level of platelets, or Dengue Shock Syndrome in which blood pressure gets extremely reduced and could lead to life threatening situation. This disease is very common in tropical and subtropical regions. Currently, no vaccine is available to prevent Dengue, thus you need to take precautions against the mosquitoes. If the symptoms are ignored and not treated with due care, it can prove to be fatal. This disease is not communicable from human to human.
This disease can be identified with the following symptoms:
- Pain in joints and muscles
- Low blood pressure
- Skin rashes
- Swollen glands in neck and groin
- Vomiting and having nausea
- Pain and reddening of eyes
- Bleeding from nose or gums
- Loss of appetite
Being bitten by mosquitoes belonging to Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus species is the major cause of dengue. When these mosquitoes feed upon a person who is infected by any of the four dengue viruses, they too become infected. Similarly while feeding upon a healthy person; they pass on these viruses into that person’s blood. In this way, mosquitoes act as a major communicator of this disease. Many suffer from recurrent attacks of the fever in varying intensities if they are bitten by infected mosquitoes regularly.
Homeopathy offers several effective remedies to extend relief for the Dengue fever.
Some of remedies are-
Bryonia- This remedy is indicated when there certain Dengue symptoms like stabbing pain in your body along with severe pain in all joints and muscles, headaches and swelling in various glands.
Rhus tox– It is homeopathic remedy prescribed to relieve a person from severe symptoms like muscle pain accompanied by joint stiffness, mental and physical restlessness, backache and body ache. It’s very effective in treating skin rashes with itching and reddening of skin.
Natrum Muriaticum– If there is a feeling weakness and suffering from skin problem during Dengue, this remedy may be very effective. This is also very effective in breaking the bouts of fever.