Fever is one condition which everybody goes through at least once in a month and it is very common for people that they just take a tablet and carry one with their normal routine.
So whenever the foreign bodies like disease-causing virus or bacteria enter into your body the inbuilt immunity system of your body fights against them, that is when you develop a fever or a cold.
But if the immunity power of yours is weak then the foreign bodies can take the control over your body.
Fever in most cases can subside within a week.
But have you ever had a fever prolonged for a longer time and accompanied muscle pain, joint pain, and made you bedridden?
This could probably be symptoms of chikungunya
So, here’s all you need to know about it and prevent it.
What Is Chikungunya?
It is a mosquito-borne viral disease. The disease is transmitted into you when the virus-carrying mosquito bites. And it is predominantly transmitted by an infected female mosquito. It is not a contagious disease but it can spread through blood transfusions from an infected person.
What Are The Symptoms?
The symptoms of chikungunya are very similar to that of dengue and zika. An infected person will start showing symptoms within 3-7 days after the bite from an infected mosquito.
The symptom includes:
- Joint pain
- Muscle pain
In severe cases, the pain can be so intense that there will be difficulty in walking. Besides the joint pain, it can also cause problems related to eyes, heart, gastrointestinal, and neurological complications.
Chikungunya Treatment And Prevention:
Chikungunya can be treated with medications that can reduce fever and pain like nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and analgesics. In most of the cases, rest has to be taken. And fluids should be given to the patient to prevent dehydration.
The preventive measures that you should take to protect yourself from chikungunya are
- Keep your surroundings clean
- Avoid water-logging
- Use mosquito repellent creams
- Shower daily
- Wear a dress that covers you fully to avoid mosquito bites
If you are in need of a treatment or queries related to chikungunya you can always consult with the doctors at Vinn Hospital.
About The Hospital:
Vinn Hospital has been providing comprehensive treatments and cares for its patients, with the best in class doctors, specialists and support staff. Our teams and units are dedicated to their cause to ensure optimum health for all our patients. Vinn Hospital has the best, state-of-the-art facilities, which treat an array of diseases and disorders all under one roof
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