Do not let stagnant water sit for long
Dengue is caused by a mosquito called Aedes mosquito that breeds and thrives on stagnant water. It doesn’t matter if the water is clean or muddy. The mosquito lays eggs in water that has been stagnant for six days or more. Check your inside and outside your house for any remaining stagnant water in items such as jars, buckets, flower vases, plant pots, discarded bottles. If you have water left in any container, make sure that it is well covered. Everyone should take precautions for dengue during raining season.
Do not self-medicate
Since dengue symptoms first start with a fever with body aches, a lot of people mistake it as a viral fever. Due to this a lot of people try to alleviate dengue symptoms by taking painkillers such as ibuprofen or aspirin. NSAIDs increase the risk of bleeding and can complicate the situation of dengue further.
Do not wait to see a doctor
If you experience any signs, do not wait before consulting a doctor immediately. Do not ignore any small symptoms because dengue symptoms don’t take a long time before getting severe. The sooner dengue is diagnosed and treated, there is more chance of it to be managed well.
Do not consume antibiotics
Antibiotics are not very effective when a person who has dengue because dengue is a viral infection and not caused by a bacteria. Unnecessary use of antibiotics can weaken the immune system and make the body more susceptible to diseases in the future.