Diet Tips For Dengue Fever


DENGUE IS A VIRAL INFECTION, TRANSMITTED BY MOSQUITOES. IT IS NOT TRANSMITTED DIRECTLY FROM PERSON TO PERSON. SYMPTOMS OF DENGUE CAN RANGE FROM FEVER, SEVERE HEADACHE, PAIN BEHIND THE EYES, RED PALMS OR SOLES, MUSCLE AND JOINT PAIN AND RASH. TILL DATE THERE IS NO SPECIFIC TREATMENT OR VACCINE FOR DENGUE. THE TREATMENT IS BASED ON THE SYMPTOMS AND THE MEDICINES ARE GIVEN TO REDUCE OR ELEVATE THE SYMPTOMS. THERE IS ALSO NO PRESCRIBED DIET FOR DENGUE. BUT THE FOLLOWING DIET TIPS WILL HELP YOU TO RECOVER FROM DENGUE SOON. TIP 1: IT IS IMPORTANT TO TAKE PLENTY OF FLUIDS DURING YOU HAVE DENGUE FEVER. TAKE FLUIDS THROUGHOUT THE DAY AND APART FROM DRINKING PLENTY OF WATER, TAKE OTHER FLUIDS LIKE FRUIT JUICES, LIME WATER, COCONUT WATER, KOKUM, AMLA SERBET, JAL – JEERA, HOMEMADE VEGETABLE SOUPS. IN CASE OF SEVERE DEHYDRATION, THE ORS PREPARATION (ORAL REHYDRATION SOLUTION), RECOMMENDED BY WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION CAN ALSO BE CONSUMED. READ THE INSTRUCTIONS ON ORS PACKET TO PREPARE IDEAL SOLUTION. TIP 2: INCLUDE FOODS RICH IN VITAMIN C. VITAMIN C HELPS IN BETTER AND SOONER RECOVERY. FRESH ORANGE, SWEET LIME, LIME JUICE, AMLA, KIWI, GUAVA ARE RICH SOURCES OF VITAMIN C AND WILL HELP IN SPEEDY RECOVERY. TIP 3: PAPAYA LEAF EXTRACT IS SAID TO HAVE PROPERTIES WHICH INCREASE PLATELET COUNT, THOUGH IT HAS NOT BEEN PROVEN YET. JUICE PREPARED FROM CRUSH PAPAYA LEAVES CAN HELP YOU AS IT CONTAINS LOT OF IRON AND OTHER ANTIOXIDANTS. YOU HAVE TO WASH PAPAYA LEAVES CAREFULLY BEFORE EXTRACTING JUICE. ADD SOME LIME JUICE AND BLACK SALT FOR TASTE AND FOR BETTER ABSORPTION FOR IRON. SIMILARLY WHEAT GRASS JUICE CAN ALSO BE PREPARED AND IS ALSO BENEFICIAL FOR DENGUE. JUST MAKE SURE THAT THESE JUICES ARE HOMEMADE AND HYGIENICALLY PREPARED. TIP 4: DIET RICH IN PROTEINS. PROTEINS ARE IMPORTANT FOR RECOVERY AND THEY WILL ALL ALSO RESTORE ALL THE MUSCLES LOST TO REGAIN YOUR IMMUNITY AND LOST WEIGHT. HAVING CHICKEN, FISH AND EGGS AND OTHER DAIRY PRODUCTS CAN HELP YOU BETTER DENGUE FAST. IF THERE IS NO APPETITE, OPT FOR CHICKEN BROTH OR SOUP. VEGETARIANS CAN HAVE THICK DALS, WELL COOKED SPROUTS OR SPROUT PANCAKE, ROASTED DRY FRUITS LIKE ALMONDS, WALNUTS, SUNFLOWER SEEDS AND PUMPKIN SEEDS. TIP 5: TAKE HERBAL TEA WITH GINGER, LEMONGRASS, MINT AND TULSI OR BASAL LEAVES. THIS MEDICINAL PREPARATION WILL REGENOVATE YOU AND WILL ELEVATE THE SYMPTOMS SUCH AS COUGH AND COLD IF THEY ARE ACCOMPANYING IN DENGUE FEVER. TIP 6: MOST IMPORTANTLY HAVE SOFT AND EASILY DIGESTIBLE DIET. TAKE PUREED AND SOFT FOODS LIKE PORRIDGE, SWEET POTATO MASHED, HONEY, SOFT MOONG DAL KHICHADI, ETC. THE FOOD WHICH IS EASILY SWALLOWED AND DIGESTED SHOULD BE PREFERRED OVER OILY SPICY FOOD. GET ADEQUATE REST. REST IS EQUALLY IMPORTANT WITH DIET TO RECOVER SOON. SO FOLLOW THIS DIET TIPS TO RECOVER FASTER AND REGAIN YOUR ENTHUSIASM SOONER. WISH YOU ALL THE BEST AND TAKE CARE.

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