With the warm months of the year ahead of us, dengue fever clusters have been popping up across the island. The natural oils and supplements in our Dengue Care Pack cover all aspects of dengue prevention from bites, rashes and inflammation, and they can be used daily to boost your own general immunity too.
How is Dengue spread
Dengue fever is a deadly disease spread via the dengue virus, which is transmitted through the bites of infected Aedes mosquitoes. It results in dengue haemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome which can be fatal. There are up to 4 different virus types of dengue, meaning that you may be infected up to 4 times in your life.
Once bitten by an infected Aedes mosquito, the infected person doesn’t show symptoms until after an incubation period of 4 to 7 days. This may worsen to a more severe stage where it can result in death, with no real treatment available. Dengue fever is not transmitted from person to person.
Dengue Fever Symptoms
Some symptoms include:
Sudden fever for 2 to 7 days
Joint and muscle ache
Nausea and vomiting
Bleeding from the nose and gums or easy bruising of the skin
At a more severe stage, the illness progresses to dengue haemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome with:
More bleeding - bleeding from the gums and nose, internal bleeding, black stools
While there is no specific treatment for dengue, the hospital may treat you with fluid and electrolyte replacement and blood transfusions, thus prevention is the best way to get ahead of this.
How to Prevent Dengue
One way to prevent dengue is going to the source, which is to stop mosquitoes from breeding. You can do by checking around your home for locations for clean, stagnant water and removing these pools of water.
Another way is to use insect repellent frequently, especially when going outdoors or during the evenings when you may be more prone to getting bitten by mosquitoes. We’ve also included a number of other natural supplements in our Dengue Care Pack to help with bites, rashes, inflammation and immunity:
Mfree Insect Repellent
Our Nature’s Glory Insect Repellent is a natural, non-toxic way to repel insects like mosquitoes, sandflies and other biting insects. Made from organic lemongrass oil, coconut oil and filtered water using our HiFloAM Water®, it protects for up to 10 hours.
Miracle Grass Oil
Made from natural green grass and vegetable oil, our Miracle Grass Oil helps to soothe itches and swelling from insect bites and stings, bruises, burns, wounds and rashes. The oil is a natural antiseptic that stops any bleeding and relieves pain quickly.
Adam’s Claymin Powder
Used by Native Americans as a healing product for centuries, clay mineral deposits can help us to remineralize and detoxify our body internally. Claymin powder is a natural mineral supplement that can deliver trace minerals as it sweeps the body, clean of internal toxins and aids in building up your blood and immunity. The powder can be taken orally on a daily basis.
Premium Whole Leaf Aloe Vera Concentrate
Made from premium whole leaf Aloe barbadensis miller plants, organically grown without pesticides, herbicides or artificial fertilizers, our Aloe Vera Concentrate helps to reduce inflammation from mosquito bites and other skin conditions. It can also be used for burns, cuts, eczema, mouth ulcers, athletes’ foot, and other fungal/parasitic infections, psoriasis, radiations, and sunburns. A healthy plant-based supplement drink, it can be mixed in a 1:3 ratio with water or consumed straight daily or as recommended by your healthcare professional.