Dengue Fever 

Foods To Eat And Avoid

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What is dengue fever

Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral disease that is transmitted by female mosquitoes mainly of the species Aedes aegypti.

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High fever, muscle and joint pain, vomiting and rash are some common symptoms that begin 4-10 days after the bite of an infected mosquito.

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Follow a healthy diet

Along with medication, the right diet can assist in recovery from dengue. Here are some diet tips you must know.

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Papaya leaf juice

According to studies papaya leaf juice can help increase blood platelet levels. It is rich in enzymes like papain and chymopapain.

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Vegetable juices

It is essential for dengue patients to stay hydrated. Other than water, one can choose vegetable juices for nourishment and hydration.

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Coconut water

Coconut water is loaded with electrolytes and vital nutrients. Drinking coconut water helps prevent dehydration.

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Pomegranate contains essential nutrients and bioactive plant compounds. It will nourish your body and reduce the feeling of fatigue and exhaustion.

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The golden spice is an antiseptic and can boost immunity and metabolism. You can drink turmeric milk before going to bed.

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Kiwi fruit

Kiwifruit contains potassium, fibre, vitamin C, E and A, folate and more. These can help balance body's electrolytes and improve immunity.

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Foods to avoid

To keep the progress of your dengue treatment under control, avoid oily and fried foods, caffeine, carbonated drinks and spicy foods.

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