Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Scourge Of Dengue Fever





There is widespread outbreak of dengue fever in the Philippines right now. It cuts across all provinces and all sectors of society with death rising above the average cases last year. Dengue fever is transmitted through the bite of the aedes aegypti mosquitoes which bite in the morning and before dusk. The symptoms are sudden onset of high fever which may last 2 to 7 days. Joint and muscle pains and pain behind the eyes. Skin rashes or red tiny spots on the skin. Nose bleeding when fever starts to subside. Abdominal pains and vomiting coffee colored matter, as well as dark colored stools. There is no known cure nor vaccine for dengue fever but folks in the provinces subscribe to the efficacy of the tawa tawa herb or gatas gatas. The tawa tawa herbs are boiled and drank by patients every four hours. Others say that papaya leaves pounded into elixir and given to the patients to drink every four hours help build up blood platelets like tawa tawa. Of course the best remedy is prevention.

Sourced From The Deparment of Health

22 comments:

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Arvin U. de la Peña said...

laganap talaga ang dengue..kahit dito sa aming lugar may mga nagkaka dengue din..

Bambie dear ★ said...

Kahit po dito Sir, ang daming lamok kaya ayaw ko na rin ilabas si Azumi. Ang init po kasi pag umaga and afternoon, pero pag sa hapon at gabi naman, super dami lamok. Ang dami napo nya kagat.. Mabuti hindi po yata uso ang dengue dito. Ingat po kayo =)

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Arvin,
It looks like dengue fever has spread all over the country, that is why we should be more careful with ourselves and our loved ones. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Bambie dear,
Buti pa sa Japan at walang outbreak nang dengue fever. Hindi naman kasi lahat nang klaseng lamok ay nagdadala nang dengue fever at kung walang nakagat na may dengue fever ay wala ring maita transmit na sakit ang carrier mosquitoes. Dito sa Pinas ay laganap na sa buong bansa ang dengue fever kaya lahat nang tao ay takot at nagiingat. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

*♥Shydub♥* said...

Uso nanaman ang degue diyan Sir Mel? tag ulan kasi. hope and pray that our kababayan will keep their house and surroundings cleann para hindi magka dengue.

krystyna said...

Hi Mel!
How are you?
Hope you are in a good condition.
Your faith is your big support.

Really it looks dangerous.
Thanks for this information.

God bless your every day
and your family!

kimmy said...

dengue is really SCARY. My eldest contacted dengue 4 years ago and underwent blood transfusion. It took 10 bags of flood to save her platelet count from going down. it felt bad to see your child in sickness while you just look and pray that she be saved. thanks for the nice post!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Josh,
I cannot possibly join since I have nothing to giveaway. I will look silly if I join and have nothing to give away. Thanks for your visit and invitation. God bless.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Shy,
Yes, dengue fever is so widespread that it is scattered all over the archipelago. The sad thing about it is that there is no known antidote for this, at least officially. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Krystina,
Dengue fever is really so widespread in our country and in Southeast Asia too. Must be the effect of the climate change where mosquitoes are more active. There is no official vaccine against dengue fever and many have already died in our country. It is by the grace of God that we are surviving. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Kimmy,
Yes, I understand how you feel. It must have broken your heart to see your child fighting for her dear life while you were so helpless unable to help her. In cases like this, only God can save us from our predicament. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Tey said...

it's really scary.. I hope me and anyone from my loveones won't have this... Thanks for the tips Mel..
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Dhemz said...

oh my...nakakaawa naman yung mga naaapektuhan...lalo na yung mga bata.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Tey,
Wala naman yatang dengue fever sa US pero sa Pinas ay very widespread na. Let us just pray that we are all spared from that. Thanks for the post. God bless you all always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Dhemz,
Resulta siguro ito nang climate change at global warming. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

awalkthroughlife said...

dami talaga lamok brother mel. let's shoo away the mosquitoes... thanks for this info. God bless

bingkee said...

My mother had dengue too --just recently. But good thing and by the grace of God, she's healed. Also with the help of a Chinese herbal medicine, durian and tawa-tawa. She's just now back to good health.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Meretrisha,
Sobrang widespread na nga ang pagkalat nang dengue fever. Nakakatakot nang talaga. Ingat na lang tayong lahat. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Bingkee,
Wow, I'm so glad to hear that. I have heard about tawa tawa before but this is the first time that I heard that durian can help cure dengue fever. There is really a scare now about the proliferation of dengue fever cases all over the Philippines. Praise the Lord that He healed your mother. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

GAGAY said...

this is very sad Kuya Mel.. :(( here in Cebu, it's very dreadful already..the cases is increasing..and even medical practitioners are having hard time controlling the spread.. too sad to know..hopin things would be ok so soon.. :[[

God Bless Kuya Mel and your family.thanks for this thoughtful post. :))

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Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Gagay,
I think this is the worst year for the spread of dengue fever. And the strain keeps getting stronger and stronger. I think there are now four variations of the dengue fever strains. Let us hope and pray that this situation will pass away very soon. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

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