Experts have said that the occurrence of dengue, a tropical disease, in a place like Spain, is not really surprising. They also said it is not a major problem to the population and is not common. However, it is important that you are fully prepared for any eventuality, so you can know the right time to contact our home GP service for dengue fever in Sotogrande.
Dengue fever is a disease that belongs to a family of viruses originating from Aedes mosquitoes. Dengue fever has symptoms such as swollen lymph nodes, exhaustion, severe muscle and joint pain, rash, fever and headache. However, when the following symptoms appear at once, rash, headache and fever, also known as the "dengue triad," dengue fever is a high possibility.
Anyone is susceptible to dengue but it tends to occur more in people with weak immune system. There are five serotypes of the dengue virus and only one causes dengue fever. So, it is possible to suffer dengue fever many times. Dengue has an upside which is providing a lifetime immunity to a patient exposed to a particular viral dengue serotype.
Dengue fever is caused by a virus and so far, there is no known medicine or antibiotics for its treatment. The best way is to manage the dengue fever by treating its symptoms. Our home GP service for dengue fever in Sotogrande can help you treat the symptoms.
The acute phase of dengue, which include muscle pain and fever, lasts about one to two weeks. The best way to prevent dengue fever is to eradicate the mosquitoes carrying the virus responsible for dengue.
Dengue fever begins with the following symptoms, loss of appetite, low backache, headache, chills, pain in the back of the eyes and feeling unwell (malaise). The first few hours of the illness is characterized by painful leg aches. Soon the body temperature rises to a high of 104 F (40 C), with relatively low blood pressure (hypotension) and low heart rate (bradycardia). Next, the eyes turn red and a pale pink rash appears on the face briefly and disappears. The lymph nodes in the groin and neck become swollen.
Symptoms of dengue of which high fever is one of them, last from 2 to 4 days. Afterwards, the body temperature drops rapidly (defervescence), followed by profuse sweating. After this, the temperature normalizes and the body becomes well, but for a day. Immediately after this supposed good health comes an itchy rash ( small red spots known as petechiae), alongside fever, which spreads all over the body except the face. The palms and soles may be affected, turning them to a bright shade of red and swollen.
If you observe this symptoms in your body or someone else's, reach out to our home GP service for dengue fever in Sotogrande.
If diagnosis show you have dengue fever, the best thing you can do while at home is to take enough rest and fluids (oral rehydration). Pain relievers like nonsteroidal and salicylate anti-inflammatory drugs should be monitored by a doctor in order to avoid bleeding complications. Many clinical studies have shown that dengue fever can be effectively treated with Carica papaya leaf extract (papaya leaf).