Thursday 23 November 2017

An Itchy Affair-Top Mosquito Borne Diseases and their Symptoms

We have always heard of demons in fiction stories but the real life demons hover all around us be it indoors or outdoors.  These itchy demons are none other than mosquitoes, which make our life miserable. Be it at home or outdoors with friends and family, we are at some point bound to wake up with itchy red marks left by mosquitoes.

Recently one of my relative and close friend fell prey to dengue and they both were hospitalised for few days and later weeks of rest suggested. While talking to them the point triggered to me is that they both were unaware of the symptoms of dengue. We all rush to hospitals for curing the disease but we lack in identifying it. If symptoms of a disease are known one can act accordingly in quick time, so this post talks about symptoms of the disease caused by little demons.

What these demons can do?

A single mosquito bite can cause an array of diseases such as malaria, yellow fever, chikungunya, dengue.
To protect our dear ones from these dangerous diseases it’s very important to understand the disease and the kind of precautions to be taken to prevent it.

Symptoms of Dengue:
Dengue is a mosquito-borne disease caused by four different virus types, DENV 1-4, and spread by the Aedes mosquito, which prefers biting during the day time (sunlight hours).
It is a severe flu-like illness beginning with a sudden onset of fever and painful headache. Other symptoms of dengue include a skin rash, muscle and joint pain, nausea and vomiting. In extreme cases, it can lead to excessive bleeding (haemorrhaging) and death.

Symptoms of Chikungunya:

The symptoms of chikungunya fever differ from the normal fever as it is accompanied with acute joint pain. Apart from this, the other symptoms of Chikungunya are nausea, rash, headache, and fatigue are common symptoms as well. Severe cases can result in neurological, retinal, and cardiological complications as well.  There have been instances where people have lived with joint pain for years.

Symptoms of Malaria:
It is a flu-like illness, which begins with a high fever and chills caused by a plasmodium parasite and spread by the Anopheles mosquito. Other malaria symptoms include vomiting and nausea, headaches, body pain, weakness, and fatigue.

How can we keep the demons out?

It is important to protect our family from the dangers of mosquito bite, both indoors and outdoors. Before stepping out, the use of personal repellents like Good knight Fabric Roll-On (or the Good knight cool gel/patches etc.) can prevent mosquito bites. When at home, shutting the doors and windows in the evening, and use of household-level repellents like Good knight Activ+ and Good knight Fastcard card can keep mosquitoes away.

A little know how about the diseases and the ways to prevent them can drastically reduce the ill effects of a deadly mosquito bite. Register these pointers to stay healthy.

All symptoms mentioned in the post are from reference at this site


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