Did you know that dengue hits harder the second time around? Same lightning may not strike the same tree twice, but dengue does!

If you or your family member is diagnosed with dengue, here are some quick tips to help you through the recovery.

Homecare for Dengue Patients

Rest as much as possible

Refrain from strenuous activities

Wipe your skin with room temperature water

Take medications as prescribed

Take a bath but refrain from cold showers

Keep yourself hydrated

Daily meditation may help accepting what your body is feeling

Read motivational books

As Fever Goes Away

Although the fever is going away, this phase of dengue can be dangerous for some patients.

Return IMMEDIATELY to the clinic or emergency department if any of the following warning signs appear:

Severe abdominal pain or persistent vomiting

Red spots or patches on the skin

Bleeding from nose or gums

Vomiting blood or blood in stools

Drowsiness or irritability

Pale, cold, or clammy skin

Difficulty breathing

Prevention is Better than Cure

Mosquitoes that bit you or your family member may still bite and infect other people.

Let’s adopt these preventive steps to eradicate dengue effectively.

Use Dengue Alert on Pulse app by Prudential to locate dengue outbreaks. Download now:

Protect your family with DEET-containing mosquito repellents.

Try out natural mosquito repellents like heating coffee grounds or sticking cengkih into lemon halves.

Discard all containers filled with stagnant water to prevent Aedes mosquitoes from breeding.

Place screens on windows and doors to prevent mosquitoes from entering the house.

Wear loose, light-coloured long-sleeved tops and trousers.

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