Mosquito bites are no longer a mere itch for a day or two. Today, it can lead to three major diseases: malaria, dengue, and chikungunya. These diseases must not be taken lightly if contracted because they can prove fatal. Currently, dengue has been spreading like wildfire in Pakistan. If contracted, the victim will display high fever, headaches, muscle and joint pain, fatigue, exhaustion, skin rash, and low pressure.
Prevention is Better Than Cure
While these infections can be cured with medicine, you should prevent yourself from mosquito bites. Here are a few things you can do:
1 – Make sure you seal all the areas/close the windows in your room that possibly can become a passage for a mosquito to travel inside. Other than that, make sure your sitting lounges are also safe.
2 – Use a mosquito repellent, natural or store-bought. Make it a habit.
3 – Once the sun sets, try to stay indoors and not on the roofs or the gardens as the mosquitos tend to be present in these spaces.
4 – Ensure no stagnant water is standing in your house, as it can host many mosquitoes.
5 – Use a mosquito net around your bed while you sleep.
You can prepare a natural mosquito repellant at home. Mix 2 -3 drops of lavender oil, cinnamon oil, tea tree oil, neem oil, and lemon eucalyptus oil in almond oil and apply it to your skin. These essential oils can also be mixed with water and sprayed on the body.
You cannot cure dengue fever with home remedies, but you can relieve the fever symptoms through them. Here are some of them.
1 – Juice of Papaya Leaves
One of the biggest concerns with dengue fever is the platelet count, which drops quickly. The juice of papaya leaves helps elevate the platelet levels in the body. The juice also improves other symptoms such as chills, body aches, nausea, and fatigue. (Beware nasty smell and bitter taste)
2 – Methi Leaves
Meethi leaves are beneficial in decreasing high body temperature and reducing muscle soreness. If consumed on an empty stomach(soaked overnight), the leaves improve sleep and permit the body to rest and heal.
3 – Turmeric
Tumeric is an antibiotic, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory spice that increases metabolism and inaugurates inner healing.
4 – Water
Our body gets dehydrated during dengue fever. To keep headaches and muscle cramps at bay, it is essential to chug a lot of water. This will ensure you have plenty of fluids in your body.
5 – Neem Leaves
Neem leaves can be boiled in water. This water can then be consumed to strengthen the body and increase immunity.
It is best to avoid standing near plants or sitting in the garden near sunset to avoid contracting dengue or malaria. Have something to add? Let us know in the comment section below.
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