Symptoms of mosquito borne diseases like Malaria, Dengue and Chikungunya can be confusing. Here is a small guide that explains in simple terms how Dengue progresses.
Dengue almost always begins with Chills, headache, pain upon moving the eyes and low backache. This is followed by severe pain in legs and joints. One of the most marked symptoms of Dengue is headache and pain behind the eyes. Following this, there is a rise in temperature with reddening of eyes. Another typical symptom of Dengue is rashes on the face that appear and disappear. This is followed by swelling of the lymph nodes. Fever continues and drops only to increase again. Rashes appear on legs and hands and cover the entire body except the face.
Dengue requires adequate rest and fluid intake. Since this is a viral disease there is no specific medicine for treatment. Proper diet with enough hydration and rest makes the patient feel better and recover.
It is however important that dengue be diagnosed accurately since the symptoms can be confusing at times. Get yourself tested from accredited and authorised centers and laboratories to be absolutely sure of your diagnosis.