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Every year, the health sector also organizes many campaigns to prevent dengue fever, information dissemination, causes and ways to prevent people, however, the number of cases has not decreased and translated The disease is continually occurring every year (before 3-4 years ago the epidemic broke out).
The “dead” mistake
Dr Le Bich Lien (Head of Dengue Department, Children’s Hospital 1) said: “Some children with dengue fever in very severe conditions to be admitted to hospital. One of the reasons for this mistake is due to the subjective family, see their children express hot sauce immediately outside the pharmacy to buy drugs. Until you have not finished fever, change the drug, or increase the dose by adding Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Dexa … This led to the diagnosis of dengue fever may be delayed and heavier because of improper use of drugs. Not only that, children may also have dangerous complications such as drug poisoning, gastrointestinal bleeding, drug hepatitis … “
In addition to voluntarily administering the drug, some families reduce the fever by cutting down blood poisoning (using a knife to cut into the skin). Mistakes on the baby not help fever but also cuts bleeding, infections and bruises.
Taking the wind, lemon juice, alcohol used all over the body … should not be applied, because these will affect the child can cause severe choking, alcohol poisoning.
The most dangerous is thinking “the fever is not coming to the disease”, remember that in dengue fever fever is also the time to go to heavier stage (vomiting, vomiting). Treatment will be more difficult and the risk of death in the higher child.
Properly managed at home
Diagnosing dengue fever is difficult and confusing to other diseases. So the best way to see a baby with a high fever for two days or more and bleeding is to think about it and take him or her to the hospital.
“But not all cases of dengue must be hospitalized. 70% of cases of mild dengue fever can be treated, followed up at home, “said Lien.
The first thing is to reduce the fever for the baby by taking medication as instructed by the doctor and clean. When cleaning, pay attention to the warm water in the armpits, groin. Mop fast in the chest, back because these two places easily lead to pneumonia.
Children who are sick, should be encouraged to eat, drink plenty of water (cool boiling water, orange, lemon, coconut …). Parents should also remember not to eat or drink dark foods that are difficult to distinguish from the color of blood when a child vomits or goes out.
Where children with high fever lead to convulsions, how to manage? BS recommends, first of all, parents must be really calm, so that the child lies on the soft plane, should not put anything into the child’s mouth because the child will choke. Next is to cool off and reduce fever, if applied properly will take off after 2 to 5 minutes.
Always stay with the child to monitor the course of the disease, detecting signs of severe haemorrhagic fever (eg vomiting, abdominal pain, irritability, crying, cold hands, violet, sweating; Nose bleeding, bleeding of the roots, vomiting and bloody bowel movements.
“The culprit” of dengue is a female mosquito that lives in the house, spawning in water containers, so that mosquitoes may be exposed to mosquitoes during the day or in the dark. To prevent the disease should actively kill mosquitoes, lusts; Sleep even during the day.
Dengue prevention is not just about your family, it’s about propaganda for the neighborhood and the community.