Dengue fever, caused by Aedes mosquitoes, can become life threatening if not treated on time. Several medications and treatments have been floated to cure this disease. However, as they say, “precaution is better than cure”, you must be aware about the precautionary measures you must take to avoid this fever from occurring. In case you aren’t aware about the measures to be taken, read on to find out about the same:
In order to avoid dengue fever, the first thing you must do is to ensure that Aedes mosquitoes do not breed in your house. Here are the places where this mosquito is likely to breed:
- Air conditioner tray
- Cooler tanks
- Flower vases
- Roadside drains
- Toilet bowls
- Waste material such as tyres, bottles, canes and other broken things lying on the roof or other places
The waste material must be discarded and other things should be cleaned regularly so that you make no room for the mosquitoes to breed.
Apart from keeping the surroundings clean, you must also take care of yourself. Use mosquito repellents, sprays and coils to repel mosquitoes. Sleeping in the net is a good option to guard yourself from these little creatures as you lay down to rest. Also make sure you use mosquito repellent creams, bands or batches as you go out especially during the early morning and evening hours.
Chikungunya, another fever caused due to mosquito bite, has impacted a large number of people this season. The side effects caused due to this fever can leave a person weak for months. The mosquitoes that spread this fever usually bite during the day. The precautionary measures shared for Dengue work in this case too.