More than 30 people have lost their lives in Delhi alone due to Dengue outbreak, which is becoming a bigger threat in Bangalore now.
Delhi faced its worst dengue crisis in five years, with 4,500 positive cases have already registered so far this year, and the Indian capital is paying the price for not taking proper preventive measures to stem Dengue which is now spreading all over Delhi and the adjoining areas of Ludhiana and Gurgaon.
Here are few measures to keep Dengue mosquitoes away:
1) Make sure there is no excess water collected in empty buckets or empty utensils. Make sure your water container is closed properly and cleaned. Mosquiotes easily breed in stagnant water, so it is advised not to have any stagnant water.
2) Apply mosquito repellents on the area during day and night so that you can kill dengue mosquitoes.
3) Apply mosquito repellent creams and remember to clean out empty flower pots.
4) Make sure your window and door screens do not have any holes.
5) Children are advised to sleep inside a mosquito net.
6) Remember to clean your water cooler and make sure there is no stagnant water.
7) Plant a Tulsi plant near window , it is a natural method and the plant properties do not allow mosquitoes to breed.
Major symptoms of dengue are high fever, severe headache, pan behind eyes, skin rash, joint pain and vomiting.
Ignore claims that herbals are remedies as there is no scientific proof that herbs can improve the condition of patients once diagnosed with dengue. So remember ‘PK‘ and do not get cheated from any free advice.
While Tulsi and ginger are natural remedies to initial fever, remember not to prolong consultation with doctor when you are diagnosed with dengue. Otherwise, Ayurveda suggests papaya leaves as possible remedy and papaya leaves juice may help build resistance but not cure it altogether, said some doctors.