Stay away from heavily populated residential areas, if possible.
Use mosquito repellents, even indoors.
When outdoors, wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants tucked into socks.
When indoors, use air conditioning if available.
Make sure window and door screens are secure and free of holes. If sleeping areas are not screened or air conditioned, use mosquito nets.
Diagnosis of dengue
In order for a doctor to properly diagnose dengue fever they will:
Assess the symptoms
Assess medical history
Treatment and prevention of dengue fever
Prevent dehydration – high fever and vomiting can dehydrate the body. Make sure to drink clean (ideally bottled) water rather than tap water. Rehydration salts can also help replace fluids and minerals.
Painkillers– this can help lower fever and ease pain. As some NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)
The following treatment options are designed for the more severe forms of dengue fever: