6 Ways To Protect Yourself From Dengue Image Credit: Pexels
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Dengue is a vector-borne infection which may cause symptoms like high fever, pain behind eyes, fatigue, vomiting and skin rashes.
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Since prevention is better than cure, here are some preventive measures to protect you from dengue
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Make sure that there is no stagnant water like unattended buckets, coolers, flower pots in and around your house as this is where mosquitoes breed.
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Keep all doors and windows shut during the morning and late-evening hours as this is when mosquitoes fly in.
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While going outside during the day, you must keep your arms, legs and feet covered because this is the time when mosquitoes are active.
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Apply a mosquito repellent on these exposed parts of your skin. You can even apply neem oil or coconut oil right before you go to sleep.
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You can get the house sprayed regularly, keep a tulsi plant outside your home and also use camphor for this purpose.
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Just light a piece of camphor and let it burn for 15-20 minutes. The fumes will keep mosquitoes at bay or keep neem leaves inside the house.
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Crush a few garlic cloves, boil it in some water and spray this solution all over. The pungent smell of the garlic will drive away all the mosquitoes.
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Dengue fever needs urgent medical care and timely treatment. If you show any of the symptoms, contact your doctor to diagnose it at the earliest.
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