Suggest Precautions Against Dengue To Protect A Newborn
any general precautions that I can take in this regard.
All you need to do is to ensure plenty of fluid intake.
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I have gone carefully through the details and understand your concern. Let me mention that dengue is a type of viral infection. You need not be alarmed about dengue. It is a disease transmitted by mosquitoes and so you need to use mosquito nets and prevent development of breeding ground for mosquitoes. The primary concern about dengue is because a very small percentage of the affected individuals may develop dengue shock syndrome (DSS) where fluid moves out of the blood vessels and unless that fluid is replaced (by drinking plenty of ORS, water or through IV fluids) vascular collapse and therefore shock may result. But even in case of DSS all that needs to be done is to ensure a good hydration, nothing more. So, you need not panic about dengue. Just make sure to drink plenty of fluids. It is only in case you find any sort of bleeding manifestations, you would need to rush to the hospital without delay (I say this although I do not expect such a thing to happen).
Please be patient. Feel free to ask me back if you have any further queries.