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Dengue is a mosquito-borne disease, which is spread by the bite of Aedes mosquitoes. When suffering from dengue, people complain of headaches, muscle pain, bone pain and joint pain. Apart from this, nausea, vomiting, pain behind the eyes and red rashes on the skin may be seen. In this article, we will discuss the medicines that are given to treat dengue.

  1. Which allopathic medicine is given in dengue?
  2. Dengue Vaccine
  3. Ayurvedic medicines to get relief from dengue
  4. Home remedies for dengue
  5. Takeaway
Doctors for Medicine for Dengue

There is no specific anti-viral drug available to treat dengue yet. It is treated on the basis of its symptoms.

Mild analgesic-antipyretic therapy

If you feel mild symptoms of dengue such as lethargy, mild fever and weakness, then the doctor may recommend taking mild analgesic-antipyretic therapy. In this, the doctor may prescribe mild fever medicine to reduce fever and weakness of the body and rest to overcome the weakness in the body.

Paracetamol

If you have a high fever along with body aches, then the doctor may advise you to take paracetamol. But do not take this medicine on your own in case of dengue fever, without the doctor’s recommendation. Some people take aspirin, salicylates and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs without a doctor's advice when they have a fever, which may not be suitable for you in case of dengue as they may increase the risk of bleeding.

Electrolyte

You may also be given electrolytes if you show signs of dehydration such as dry throat, dry mouth, dizziness and weakness. (Read more: Electrolyte imbalance)

Transfusion of platelets

In some cases, due to dengue fever, the number of platelets in the body becomes very low. In such situations, the doctor may recommend transfusion of platelets to increase the platelet count.

(Read more: Dengue Test)

A vaccine named Dengvaxia has been developed to fight dengue. This vaccine has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. In some countries, this vaccine is given to people aged 9 to 45 years. However, this vaccine can be given only to those people who have been infected with dengue and a test has confirmed that.

(Read more: Dengue diet)

Apart from the medicines mentioned above, you can also adopt some Ayurvedic remedies, such as:

  • Punarnava is an Ayurvedic herb. The toxins present in the body can be flushed out by consuming this herb.
  • Some herbal medicines like Amrithotharam kashayam and Amrita satva are also present in Ayurveda to get relief from dengue fever.
  • Dhatura is an Ayurvedic herb. Its use can reduce the severity of dengue fever. But use it only as per the advice of an ayurvedic doctor.
  • In Ayurveda, papaya leaf extract is used to prepare many types of medicines. According to multiple published studies, papaya juice can be helpful in improving the level of platelets.

(Read more: Ayurvedic medicine for Dengue)

If dengue is not severe, it can be treated at home. With the following, your symptoms can be controlled to a great extent.

  • Consume tulsi tea in case of dengue fever. For this, boil some holy basil leaves in water and boil them. Once the water has boiled, let it cool down a bit and drink it. You can consume tulsi tea 3 to 5 times a day. This will boost your immunity.
  • Chewing 10 to 15 holy basil leaves twice a day can boost your immunity as well.
  • Herbal tea prepared from fenugreek leaves can be consumed to reduce fever in dengue and help you relax.
  • Consume juice prepared from pomegranate and black grapes when the blood count of the body is low. This can reduce the symptoms of dengue.
  • Immunity weakens due to dengue. Chyawanprash can be consumed in this situation.
  • To reduce dengue fever, you should consume coriander leaves. For this, wash and cut some coriander leaves. Now grind them together and make a paste. Add one bowl of water to the paste and drink the prepared juice twice a day. Fever can be reduced to a great extent by this.
  • Include foods rich in vitamin C, such as amla, orange, lemon. Vitamin C can help you absorb iron.

(Read more: Does dengue spread through touch?)

No specific treatment exists for dengue and you should drink plenty of fluids to recover. Don't take dengue fever lightly. If you see even mild symptoms of dengue, contact the doctor immediately. If you suspect dengue, get your blood test done immediately. Follow the instructions of the doctor to recover as soon as possible.

Avoid taking medicines without the doctor's advice in case of fever as it may worsen your condition further. Getting treatment on time can help control dengue fever from becoming severe.

(Read more: Homeopathic medicine for Dengue)

Dr. Arun R

Dr. Arun R

Infectious Disease
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