Last Modified on Jun 18, 2014
What Is Dengue Fever?
Common in tropical and subtropical regions of the world, Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne disease that ranges in severity. Mild dengue fever is characterized by fever, rash and joint or muscle pain. Severe dengue fever, however, can cause severe bleeding, a rapid drop in blood pressure and even death. This form is known as hemorrhagic fever. The prevalence of dengue fever is somewhat alarming at several million cases worldwide, particularly in Southeast Asia and the western Pacific islands, ranging from individuals experiencing no symptoms to those succumbing to the condition.
Symptoms of the fever typically occur between four to ten days after the individual is bitten by an infected mosquito and generally progress from mild to severe. The most common symptoms of the fever include high fever, headache, muscle, bone and joint pain and pain behind the eyes. Additional symptoms may include widespread rush, nausea and vomiting, minor bleeding from the gums or nose. Severe cases are characterized by progressive symptoms including profuse bleeding from the nose and mouth, abdominal pain, continuous vomiting, bleeding beneath the skin, and problems with the lungs, liver and heart.
Spread by mosquitoes, dengue fever is caused by any of the four dengue viruses. A mosquito bites an infected person and then carries the virus to another individual as it bites another individual. Contracting and recovering from dengue fever develops an individual’s immunity to the one strain with which he or she was infected.
Natural Cures for Dengue Fever
Dengue fever is characterized by a number of additional symptoms that can cause increased health concerns. Natural methods can be used to treat the fever itself as well as its symptoms. Barley grass helps maintain a healthy platelet count while goldenseal cures the virus. Ho nam peh lo and mangagaw are Chinese herbs that cure dengue and support platelet levels as well. Neem, papaya and sweet potato leaves also treat the condition and its symptoms.
[YEA] My nephew had dengue fever and was hospitalized for almost 1 wk, his platelets were low and somebody told my brother abt barley green , so they went and bought some and after drinking 2 bottles of barley green his platelets went up right away and was cured with dengue, thought I'm going to share this , if I case somebody might have this kind of virus, this is cause by mosquito bites. Thank you!!
[YEA] I have lived in Thailand for several years and have used Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis) when I caught dengue fever. It works immediately and avoids the days of serious fever, vomiting, etc.
I used it on a friend who had dengue. She had been diagnosed with dengue at the hospital who sent her back home with nothing. She was really ill, fatigued, with a high fever. So I gave her some Goldenseal I had. I didn't know if it would work at all. The next day, when I called, she was working!
One day, I myself caught dengue. I nearly didn't have time to make it home and there I lay in my bed, the whole room swirling around me. I was getting chills, hot spells. Felt really sick. I took a capsule of goldenseal. Two hours later, the fever had gone, and I was ok. Extremely tired, but ok. I took another capsule. And it was completely gone.
Some naturopathic physicians have since confirmed that goldenseal cures dengue.
[YEA] A month ago I got hospitalized due to dengue fever. My platelet count went down to 15T and my hematocrit went up to 54. I was then in danger of bleeding or dengue shock. I was advised by my Chinese officemate to take HO NAM PEH IOH (a chinese medicine for anti-bleeding often used for emergency cases). I think the medicine really helped coz I never had any bleeding. But still I was given a platelet transfussion. I also drank the juice of the boiled mangagaw/gatasgatas shrub (this shrub is abundant here in the Philippines). This herb is known to cure dengue and helps increase the platelet count
[YEA] Dengue Hemorrhagic fever. I have been using a homeopathic preparation: cinnamomum HA in ampoule form since 1998 given by IM or orally and it is very cost effective. No need for admission if DF is diagnosed earlier. Need only from 3 to 8 ampoules. If patient is in bad state just an IV drip in the clinic for 4 hours with homeopathic remedies in it, patient goes home well immediately. Tried many times to show to other physicians but they are very biased to alternative treatments. No complications noted since its use. so patient friendly.