Dengue fever is an infection spread by Aedes mosquitos that carry dengue viruses. These mosquitos breed in water, including any water containers such as storage tanks, flower pots, discarded cups and bottles, and other areas where water is stagnant. These mosquitos bite throughout the day, but especially between 6AM-8AM, and 4PM-6PM, sunrise and sunset.
Dengue can cause a variety of symptoms from mild to severe. Initial symptoms of Dengue include the following:
Pain behind the eyes
Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
Joint & muscle pain
Symptoms of severe Dengue cases include the following:
Severe abdominal pain
Nose or gum bleeding
If you are experiencing Dengue symptoms, see a healthcare provider immediately and get tested. You may avail of CIF Central Medical Clinic's Dengue Test Package promo for only Php 850 from June 1 to September 30, 2023.
Most cases of Dengue fever can be managed at home. If you get Dengue, it is important to:
Take lots of rest and limit physical activity
Take plenty of fluids to maintain hydration
Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables
Avoid analgesics/ pain killers
Consult your physician before taking any medicine.
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