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DENGUE FEVER

DO'S & DONT'S OF DENGUE
Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral infection. Dengue fever is transmitted by the bite of an Aedes mosquito infected with a dengue virus. The mosquito becomes infected when it bites a person with dengue virus in their blood. It can’t be spread directly from one person to another person. Dengue is found in tropical and sub-tropical climates worldwide, mostly in urban and semi-urban areas.
A severe form of dengue fever, also called dengue hemorrhagic fever, can cause severe bleeding, a sudden drop in blood pressure (shock) and death.
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How to manage minor burn injuries ?

burn injury

When a person has a burn injury, he should follow the below mentioned steps:

  • First put cold running water on the wound for 10 minutes.
  • Then apply an ice pack for 20minutes.
  • Later apply Silverex ointment over the wound.
  • Avoid having a contact of hot water near and around the wound.

If the wound is extensive  then it is advised to meet a Plastic Surgeon immediately.

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TYPHOID FEVER

typhoid-fever

Typhoid fever is a bacterial disease caused by Salmonella Typhi and Salmonella Paratyphi Bacteria. Typhoid fever spreads through contaminated food and water or through close contact with someone who’s infected.

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HYPERTENSION

hypertension

Increase in blood pressure more than 140 systolic pressure and 90 diastolic pressure constitutes Hypertension.

There are 2 types of hypertension namely Primary and Secondary Hypertension.

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CHEST PAIN

chest-pain

Pain in the chest is one of the commonest symptoms presenting to medicine OPD. It’s important to distinguish cardiac (heart related) from non cardiac causes of chest pain.

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DIARRHOEA

diarrhea

It is a condition wherein the patient passes 3 or more loose/liquid stools per day. It spreads through contaminated food or drinking water or from person to person as a result of poor hygiene.

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