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Terrible form of dengue! If you know the things you don’t have to worry about

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Like the last few years this year too the dengue situation in Bangladesh has taken a dire shape

Like the last few years, this year too, the dengue situation in Bangladesh has taken a dire shape. Dengue patients are being admitted at an alarming rate every day in various hospitals across the country including Dhaka. Every hospital is overflowing with dengue patients. The daily death toll is also frightening.

If you have dengue, you can understand the symptoms, what to do, what not to do, when to get treatment at home and when to go to the hospital – if you know these things, you don’t have to worry.

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Deputy Managing Director of “Faraji Diagnostic and Hospital Limited” in the new market of the capital Dr. Ibrahim Masum Billah.

What are the symptoms of dengue?
Dr. Ibrahim Masum Billah says, “From July to October, the incidence of dengue is usually high. Dengue fever usually causes body temperature to rise from 99 to 106 degrees Fahrenheit. Severe body pain, headache, pain behind the eyes, skin rash or red rash may occur.

In case of dengue, when will we go to the hospital, when will we get treatment at home and what kind of medicine should we take? Ibrahim Masum Billah says that dengue treatment is generally divided into three categories. A, B and C.

Most of the patients are of ‘A’ category. There are no other symptoms except fever. In this case, patients can take treatment at home as per the doctor’s advice.

Category ‘B’ dengue patients with kidney or liver problems, abdominal pain, vomiting or pregnancy, or if there is any congenital problem, should be admitted to the hospital and treated according to the doctor’s advice.

“C” category dengue fever is called the worst. Ibrahim Masum Billah. He said, in this case, the patient’s liver, kidney or brain may be damaged. Many times the patient may need ICU or intensive care unit.

What to do at home if you have dengue fever
Dr. Ibrahim Masum Billah says that the patient should be kept at complete rest. Drink plenty of liquid water, lemon water, canned water, fruit juice or soup every day. Paracetamol should also be given as medicine. A healthy adult can take at least eight paracetamols.

If a dengue patient has any heart, liver or kidney problems, he must take paracetamol as prescribed by a registered doctor. In case of dengue, no painkillers can be taken to reduce the pain in different parts of the body. Because, such medicine can cause bleeding in the body.

What not to do at home if you have dengue fever
Platelets were an important factor in dengue fever. But currently it is no longer the main issue, says Dr. Ibrahim Masum Billah. He says there is no reason to panic if platelets drop. If for any reason the patient’s platelets fall below 10,000 or the patient has bleeding manifestations or any type of bleeding, the doctor can give platelets or fresh blood to the patient.

There is a saying that eating papaya leaf juice increases platelets. But Dr. Ibrahim Masum Billah says, we will not advise the patient to consume papaya leaf juice or anything like that to increase platelets. By doing this, the patient may experience constipation or any other problem.

To be done at the end of fever
At this stage, the patient may have bleeding gums, nose or anus. Or the patient’s blood pressure may drop. In this situation, the patient may need IV or IV saline. It must be given in the hospital as per the advice of a registered doctor.

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