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If fever is present, always suspect the patient to be having dengue.

Following Instructions should be followed when suspected as having dengue;

  1. Take good/adequate rest
    • Physical rest is highly recommended
    • Stay at home without exerting yourself.
  1. Take adequate fluids
    • Milk, Fruit juice, Orange juice, Jeewani, cnjee, soup is suitable
    • Do not give only water all the time
    • Drink enough fluids to maintain an adequate urine output
    • Take solid foods as usual (if appetite permits)
    • Do not take red/brown coloured foods/drinks or beverages
  1. Keep an eye on the number of times of passing urine
    • If the number of times of passing urine less than usual consult your doctor.
  1. Fever Control
    • Use Paracetamol only, according to the dose recommended by your doctor.
    • Use tepid sponging to bring down the fever in between paracetamol dosing: Soak a clean towel in moderately warm water, then squeeze the excess water away and wipe the body to reduce fever.
    • Do not used NSAIDs such as Diclofinac, Ibuprofen, Mefenamic Acid, Celacoxib (tablets/ Syrup) etc. to reduce fever as they may lead to complications.
    • Do not use steroids such as Prednisolone and Dexamethasone
  1. If the fever continues for more than 2 days,
    • Visit the hospital on day 3 and do a Blood Test (Full Blood Count)
  1. Take the patient immediately to a hospital, if you notice these symptoms (Warning Signs)
    • Inability to tolerate oral fluids (Repeated vomiting)
    • Refusal to eat /drink
    • Feeling extremely thirsty
    • Reduced number of times of passing urine/not passing urine for more than 6 hrs
    • Abdominal pain
    • Drowsiness
    • Behavioral changes
    • Vomiting red or blac stained vomits
    • Bleeding manifestations – eg: Gum bleeding, red color urine
    • Dizziness /Giddiness (vertigo)
    • Looking pale
    • Cold limbs (arms and legs)