Health Update: How to know if you have dengue or chikungunya?


Difference Between Dengue and Chikungunya: The effect of monsoon is being seen in India, due to heavy and continuous rain, water starts logging in many places, due to which dengue and chikungunya mosquitoes start breeding. When these mosquitoes bite us, we may feel sick, but how will you know which fever is dengue or chikungunya.


Difference between dengue and chikungunya

Both dengue and chikungunya are caused by mosquito bites. Dengue is caused by the genus flavivirus, while chikungunya is caused by the genus alphavirus. In both these diseases, fever starts rising first. In such a situation, let us know how to differentiate between the two diseases.

Symptoms of Dengue

If you ever get a fever due to mosquito bites, first look at your eyes in the mirror, if they are red then understand that you have dengue. In this disease, the color of the skin becomes light red. Usually, this fever lasts for 3 to 4 days, due to which there is a decrease of platelets in the blood. In such a situation, you may also face changes in the taste of your mouth, dizziness, vomiting, and unconsciousness. In bad conditions, the body temperature reaches 104 degrees Fahrenheit.

Symptoms of chikungunya

Like dengue, in Chikungunya too, fever comes first, along with this there is a pain in the joints which sometimes becomes unbearable. Even if this fever subsides, its effect remains for many days. In Chikungunya, there is also a complaint of pain in the eyes and sore throat. 

How to prevent dengue and chikungunya?

1. The way to avoid these diseases is to not let mosquitoes breed.

2. Try to prevent water stagnation, because mosquito larvae breed in it.

3. Remove water from pots, tires, coconut shells, and pits.

4. Clean the cooler twice a week.

5. If it is not possible to clean the cooler, then put 2 spoons of kerosene in it.

6. Sleep under a mosquito net whether it is day or night, this will reduce the risk of this disease.

Disclaimer: Dear reader, thank you for reading this news. This news has been written only to make you aware. We have taken the help of home remedies and general information in writing this. If you read anything related to your health anywhere, then definitely take expert advice before adopting it.