Self care for dengue fever??
Hello, I am a mother of 11 years old daughter. She has been diagnosed with dengue fever. Doctor has advised us to shift her to hospital so that she can be monitored well. But I have a 6 years old boy also. It will be very difficult for me to manage the family. My daughter was getting fever for long and she was having generalized weakness. She used to get tired very easily. That is the reason I took her to doctor. Please advise self care for dengue fever.
@deepjoy Let your sick child or family member rest as much as possible. Do not give ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), aspirin, or aspirin containing drugs. Sponge the patient’s skin with cool water if fever remains high. Give acetaminophen or paracetamol (Tylenol) every 6 hours if needed for high fever (maximum 4 doses per day). Give plenty of fluids, and watch for signs of dehydration, which occurs when a person loses too much body fluid from fever, vomiting, or if he or she does not drink enough fluids.