With winters approaching Dengue fever is on the rise and certainly all of us are dreading it.
Are you spotting more mosquitoes in your backyard or near your windows? Are you scratching your face and arms more than usual at night? Or simply you are just hearing more news of Dengue cases?
Some Surprising Facts about Dengue Fever
- Children often experience symptoms similar to those of the common cold and gastroenteritis (vomiting and diarrhea) and have a greater risk of severe complications, though initial symptoms are generally mild but include high fever.
- A pregnant woman who develops dengue may be at a higher risk of miscarriage as well as low birth weight and premature birth.
- Severe disease is more common in babies and young children, and in contrast to many other infections, it is more common in children who are relatively well nourished. via Dengue Fever
The third fact is pretty disturbing!
Well-nourished children are more prone to acquiring Dengue Fever. So if you are living in a cleaner environment and have better lifestyle then Dengue is a bigger problem for you!
My elder one is basically allergic to mosquito bites and if he has a mosquito bite, the bite develops into a big itchy bump filled with pus. The bump is extremely painful and itchy. Usually, when we get mosquito bites, it’s mildly itchy and turns into a small red spot.
So my precautionary measures are not for Dengue fever alone but also I try to avoid any mosquito bite to my kids otherwise the entire day is fussy for them.
I have tried almost every mosquito repellant that’s in the market and by far the products that have worked best for me are
Mortein Peaceful Nights Mosquito repellant liquid electrical refill
Off Overtime insect repellant lotion by Johnson
Whenever I apply these two products at my place the rate of mosquito bite is 0% which is 100% effectiveness.
Natural Remedies to Prevent Mosquito Bites
Mosquitoes hate oils!
Oil creates a film around the skin thus making it hard for the mosquito to bite. Also, the smell of certain oils turns them off.
Turmeric is a natural antibiotic and has numerous health benefits.
Also when you get a mosquito bite you can apply this mixture on the bite and it will heal very soon without any urge to scratch.
Dengue fever causing mosquitoes reside in clean water so it’s very important you keep water storages covered in your place and always apply the repellants in the morning and in evening particulalry.