Dengue Discussions

Dear Friends,

few days back I had posted a discussion thread about Dengue in Bangaloredengue. Here is the summary of the discussion. Also click this link which gives you detailed information about causes, symptoms and precautions to be taken.

Please contact doctor if you ever doubt you are feeling ill. This post is just to alarm you about Dengue and request you to take all measures to keep your family safe.

Causes

  1. Lot of people use a plate under the flower pot to prevent water from leaking and soiling of floor. It is a clean water source best for dengue mosquitoes. They also showed me new eggs ready to become lethal dengue mosquitoes. Place was quickly fumigated. Some other places that they looked for:
  2. A little bit of water leftover in a mug/bucket etc for days 
  3. Little bit of rain water that gets stuck near slider doors etc
  4. Basically, any clean source of static water kept for days is what dengue mosquito loves.
  5. If you are working from home, you are at higher risk as dengue mosquitoes are found during day time. 

Precautions

  1. Start using mosquito repellants during day time also as Dengue causing mosquitoes are active during day time
  2. You have to put a drop of Citronella Oil in each room of your house to ward off mosquitoes.
  3. Remove all source of stagnant water where mosquitoes can breed

Hospitals in Bangalore

  1. the hospitals should have platelet separation facility
  2. Fortis Bannerghatta Road has this facility.
  3. Manipal Hospital – Dr.Col Holla
  4. Rotary blood bank, Thippasandra
  5. Columbia Asia Yashwantpur has this facility
  6. Columbia Asia Hebbal does not have platelet separation facility

Symptoms

  • High fever, intense head ache, pain behind eyes, muscle and joint pain, loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, skin rashes
  • If the platelet count shows a trend of falling rapidly, please do not delay admitting in a hospital, preferably a hospital with a blood bank attached. Though I am not a doctor, but as a matter of caution also keep a check on Creatinine level in the Kidneys and SPGO  and SPGT  ( liver function tests) enzyme levels. In my friend’s case these enzyme levels had gone up to 16,000 as against a upper limit of 65 and 40.
  • Adequate hydration of the patient is the key to recovery.

blood

    • It is correct that for platelets, the type of blood group is immaterial. Any group donor can give blood to the Blood Bank except persons who have diabetes or any other chronic disease. The Bank extracts platelets form the blood and the platelets are transfused to the patient.
    • Platelet count is important if it is going to sub 15000 range (Sub 10000 mark, internal body bleeding and organ failures start). That is why doctors ask to donate platelet for emergency purposes. Hence should be monitored cautiously.
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5 comments on “Dengue Discussions

  1. jone says:

    I work at home and I have suffered from dengue in1979.Yesterday, Sunday,(19/10/14),morning I felt those hot flushes,joint pain symptoms of dengue again.However,I am also a keen student of King Solomon of Israel,1000BC.
    He was the first to tame the spirits or fallen angels from heaven with their leader Lucifer.The spirits tell him that they had personally brought a disease with them,individually.Then the spirits tell King Solomon that the cures of any disease can be found in leaves of plants.I have also studied the Holy Bible and it confirmed the findings from King Solomon.
    In the book, “Revelations”, it states in the last Chapter 22 verse 2, “that the leaves of the Tree of Life shall be for the healing of the nations”
    I mixed pawpaw/papaya leaves in water,quoted from the above verse and drank the solution.Dengue disappeared and thus I am able to write to you, Monday 20/10/14, 10:40am.
    I would like to thank the Almighty God,Father of my Lord Jesus Christ for his love,guidance and healing.
    I would like to add here,from Fiji Islands, that it also says in the Holy Bible;”my people perish because of their lack of knowledge”……..of what is secretly hidden in the Holy Bible.
    Thank you and I hope I may be of help to anyone suffering from this disease or any other diseases.

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  2. Bindu says:

    Hi Jone,
    Thanks for sharing. Yes our religious Epics do have solution to all the worldly problems, but with our busy life and lack of interest we hardly try to study and understand them.

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  3. Jone says:

    Thank you, Bindhu. We have had a few deaths last year from dengue here and sadly the medical authority does not recognise herbal medicine however, these herbal meds have been used now as substitute because their is no drug to cure dengue outright. We have a lot of local Fijians-Indians here and apart from hospital medicine we,as a happy family, help each other out in these small ways,here in the islands. Thanks again and dhanyebaad.

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  4. Mike Shah says:

    I have just returned from Vikram Hospital … after diagnosed Dengue … fortunately my platlet count is rising now above 200,000. What added precaution I should be taking ? The Papaya leaves juice did help … should I continue ? Thanks.

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  5. Mike Shah says:

    Does anyone know how to demosquitofy the house ? What is that oil that one needs to place in rooms ?

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