How to protect yourself from Dengue | 3 useful tips

Pakistani health officials have issued a warning about an upcoming health crisis in the country following the devastating floods.

How to protect yourself from Dengue | 3 useful tips

Pakistani health officials have issued a warning about an upcoming health crisis in the country following the devastating floods.

As rescue and rehabilitation efforts of the displaced population continue, health experts have reported an increase in gastric infections, malaria, and dengue.

Hence, you have to learn to protect yourself from dengue during the monsoon season. Below are a few steps you can take to prevent yourself from dengue.

How to protect yourself from dengue

  • Keep your environment clean

This is extremely important to ensure that mosquitos do not breed around you. Hence, keep the area around your house clean, and get rid of unused tires, stagnant water, spray insects, open containers, and other areas that may seem like prime breeding spots.

  • Use mosquito repellent and proper clothing

In order to protect yourself from mosquitos, try to use an effective repellent. You should use it whenever you are indoors or outdoors. Similarly, try to avoid half-sleeved shirts or shorts that may expose your legs or arms. You need to keep your body covered with long sleeves.

  • Take important protective measures

As mentioned above, if you have to be outdoors, try choosing material that is a breathable, long-sleeved garment. You should also wear clothes that are neutral in color, and pre-soak the garments and outer gear in permethrin.

Symptoms of dengue

Although the symptoms may differ from individual to individual, here are the most commonly experienced symptoms:

  • Rash
  • Eye pain
  • Headache and muscle, bone, or joint pain
  • Nausea and vomiting

Initiatives at the government level

While it is absolutely essential that you take precautionary measures at an individual level, it is also the responsibility of the state to take certain actions that will prevent an outbreak of dengue.

Authorities need to keep areas under check, ensure there is no stagnant water, and clean dirty areas.

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