What to do during dengue?

Well, well, well. If it isn’t the dreaded dengue! I mean come on, can things get any worse? Why has Mother Nature turned against us?! Chin up though dahling; we have you covered with a hilariously informative guide on what to do during dengue.

Symptoms of Dengue

Before we get started on the ‘hows’ and ‘whats’, let’s talk about the symptoms of this uninvited guest:

  • High fever
  • Severe headache
  • Pain behind the eyes
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle and bone pain
  • Rash
  • Fatigue

If you’re reading this article because you suspect that you already have dengue (enters Dr. Nikki), please seek medical attention immediately!

Remember to keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids (duh). But stay away from caffeine-based drinks or soda as they might make your throat dry (The irony!!) Also, reduce your alcohol intake if possible #JustSaying.

Bedsheet Confusion And Other Fun Stories

So there was one time during my residency when Mr.X came in for an injection; he explained his situation and hurtled out “I even changed my bedsheets immediately after getting bit by those darn mosquitoes!”

Sweetheart noooooo – changing sheets does not mean mosquitoes will simply disappear like magic! Sadly our little annoying friends often hide under these same cosy sheets we love so much before feasting on our blood (#Rude) So instead try spraying some mosquito repellent over your beddings (Note: Please ensure it is safe first).

Is That Your Lymph Node Happy To See Me?

Pay close attention now (or forever hold your peace): One sign that this helper cell network is fighting off infection in your body is swollen lymph nodes. Don’t worry too much about it as this is a normal response to harmful viruses such as dengue fever.

Mosquitoes In Your House

It’s time for us to have the “talk.” No, not the birds and the bees; we need to talk mosquito preventative maintenance. Yes, you heard right dahling! We want your space less hospitable for our enemy – mosquitos #ByeFelicia.

  • Prevent them from entering: Seal all those pesky cracks and crevices around doors and window frames with caulk.
  • Water tanks should be tightly secured
  • Pools or puddles of water shouldn’t accumulate in dark corners
  • Purchase electric UV insect killer lamps (Google knows ’em)

Exclusive Tips For The Bathtub-Obsessed

For added protection, put a few drops of peppermint oil in the tub before taking a shower. The minty freshness will buzz off those creepy critters. Plus, depending on which variety of mint leaf was used to extract its oil benefits (Gotcha there), your bathroom might even smell like Disney World’s Candy Palace!.

Eating Healthy Has Its Benefits

There are many ways to aid yourself during dengue recovery but one sure way is by maintaining healthy eating habits while dealing with this potent virus. Foods that strengthen liver function may help reduce symptoms that get unbearable at times.

Here are few foods recommended by nutritionists:

Food/Drink Advantages
Guarana fruits Reduce oxidative stress due high levels of antioxidants
Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad (YUM!) Rich in Folic Acid for cell regeneration

And there’s more where that came from… Here at Dr.Nikki’s clinic (@DrNikkiCares) promoting good health remains our utmost priority.

This Part Is Just Common Sense But Please read!

We know sometimes common sense isn’t as common as it sounds thus this reminder; plz don’t eat expired food items during your recovery. Keep food hygiene at an all-time high! Wash raw fruits and vegetables thoroughly and ensure you drink boiled water since the virus could easily contaminate your consumables.


Dengue can be a tough ride, folks, but we’re tougher! Armed with this ‘What to do during dengue’ guide and keeping our spirits up – while adhering to the excellent medical advice available for defeating infections like these – we’ll hopefully get through it together.


  • Monitor your symptoms
  • Stay hydrated
  • Keep your environment mosquito-free (to an extent)
  • And if in doubt seek professional medical attention!

Please go forth, read more articles (wink) on how to elevate yourself into a health-centric lifestyle choice pattern. Aware that life’s challenges may always arise let’s prep ourselves ahead of time by keeping things funny even when they seem direst (#WeNeedMoreLaughsOnThisPlanet).

Stay safe out there buddies!

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