Dengue in children
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  • 1. DENGUE IN CHILDREN Dengue [DEN-ghee]
  • 2. What is dengue?
    • Dengue is one of the most common mosquito-borne diseases.
    • It causes a high fever and a rash.
    • Most people with dengue will be ill for about ten days and, with the right treatment, will then recover.
    • Untreated dengue can develop into dengue haemorrhagic fever (DHF) which can cause bleeding, liver failure, convulsions and even death.
  • 3. How does dengue spread?
    • The dengue virus is spread by the female tiger mosquito.
    • These mosquitoes breed in warm, humid weather and in stagnant water.
    • Can minimize the risk of catching dengue by making sure that there are no reserves of water in or around the house that can attract the mosquitoes.
    • Even flower pots or vases that have stagnant water can become mosquito infested.
    • Unlike most mosquitoes, dengue causing mosquitoes bite during the day.
    • The number of dengue cases increases during the monsoon season.
  • 4. What are the symptoms of dengue fever?
    • High fever or temperature,
    • Running nose,
    • Cough
    • Mild skin rash
    • Older children may have
    • High fever
    • Pain behind the eyes, in the joints & headaches.
    • Red and white patchy skin rash.
    • Followed by loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, and itchiness on the soles of the feet.
    • Feels very weak.
  • 5.  
  • 6. What to do if child has dengue fever?
    • As the symptoms of dengue and chikungunya are similar, doctor may ask for a blood test to confirm the diagnosis.
    • There is no cure for dengue.
    • Anti-inflammatory drugs for joint pain and paracetamol for the fever.
    • Plenty of rest and give light and nourishing food.
    • Put a wet cloth on his forehead every so often to help bring the fever down.
    • Dengue may last up to 10 days.
  • 7.  
  • 8. How to reduce the chances of a child picking up dengue?
    • No vaccine against dengue.
    • Best way to protect child is to get rid of the mosquitoes that spread the virus.
    • Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water. Make sure surrounding areas are free of stagnant water, rotting vegetation and old flower pots, especially in the monsoon season.
    • Dress child in long-sleeved clothing and trousers to reduce exposed skin.
    • Wear light-coloured clothes as mosquitoes are attracted to dark colours
    • Use citronella oil-based creams and sprays or other herbal mosquito repellents
    • Use mosquito nets while sleeping
    • Install mosquito meshes on windows, air conditioning also helps keeps mosquitoes at bay.
    • Even if child has had an attack of dengue, it doesn’t give immunity against the other three closely related, but distinct dengue viruses.
    • Dengue haemorrhagic fever (DHF) usually develops in people who have already had dengue. So prevention is very important.
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