Dengue is a mosquito-borne disease that affects a large population every year. Dengue cases increase during the monsoon because standing water is the breeding ground for mosquitoes. High fever, headaches, pain behind the eyes, fatigue, joint pain, rash, nausea and vomiting are some symptoms of dengue. Dengue fever needs urgent medical attention to treat the condition in time. There are some effective home remedies that can help control dengue symptoms. These remedies can reduce high fever and relax you from symptoms. Here are some remedies that can help you control dengue and its complications.
Home remedies for dengue fever
1. Giloy juice
Giloy juice is a well known remedy for dengue fever. Giloy juice improves metabolism and develops immunity. Strong immunity helps fight dengue effectively. It helps increase platelet count and relieves the patient. You can boil two small stems of giloy plant in a glass of water. Consume this water when it is a little warm. You can also add a few drops of giloy juice to a cup of boiled water and drink this twice a day. But make sure you don't consume too much giloy juice.
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2. Papaya leaf juice
As platelet count decreases in dengue patients, papaya leaf juice is a great remedy to increase platelet count. Papaya leaf juice also improves immunity, which also helps treat dengue. To use papaya leaves for dengue, take some papaya leaves and crush them to extract the juice. You can consume a small amount of papaya leaf juice twice a day for best results.
3. Fresh guava juice
Guava juice is loaded with multiple nutrients. It is rich in vitamin C that helps develop immunity. You can add fresh guava juice to your diet to treat dengue fever. Guava juice will also provide you with other health benefits. Drink a cup of guava juice twice a day. You can also eat fresh guava instead of juice.
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4. fenugreek seeds
Fenugreek seeds are also rich in multiple nutrients that help control dengue fever. You can soak some fenugreek seeds in a cup of hot water. Let the water cool and drink it twice a day. Fenugreek water will also provide you with other health benefits, as it is rich in vitamin C, K and fiber. Fenugreek water will reduce fever and increase immunity.
Fenugreek water promotes digestion and hair health.
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5. Foods that increase immunity
A strong immune system helps prevent dengue and also helps in the rapid recovery of dengue fever. Strong immunity will also treat the initial symptoms of dengue. You should add foods that boost immunity to your diet, such as citrus fruits, garlic, almonds, turmeric and many more.
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If you notice any symptoms of dengue, you should be tested immediately and seek medical help. These remedies can help you control dengue fever effectively, but don't rely on home remedies for too long.
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