How To Prevent Dengue Fever In Children?

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Good night. This is how my child was bitten by the aedes aegypti mosquito. So I’m afraid my son will go to the hospital, so before it gets worse is there a way to prevent it, thank you

1 Answer:

Hi Sulastri,

Thank you for asking

The Aedes aegypti mosquito can indeed be a factor in the transmission of dengue virus infection. This mosquito often thrives in hot environments and is characterized by its black body with white stripes. This mosquito is more active in biting in the morning between 8 and 10, and in the afternoon between 14 and 17. When biting, the mosquito's body position is flush with the skin surface. Many of these mosquito eggs nest in pools of clear and calm water.

However, you need to know that not all Aedes aegypti mosquitoes will carry the Dengue virus. So, if there is no dengue virus in the mosquito that bit your child, then your child will not be infected with the virus. On the other hand, if the mosquito that bit your child contains the dengue virus, then your child has the potential to experience dengue fever.

Prevention efforts can be made to avoid the bite of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, not to prevent the development of dengue fever after a mosquito bite occurs. To prevent mosquito bites, you can do the 3 M plus movement, namely:

Drain puddles that are prone to become breeding grounds for Aedes aegypti mosquitoes Close water reservoirs that have been drained Bury or recycle used goods that are susceptible to mosquitoes Sprinkling larvicide powder in water reservoirs that are difficult to clean Using mosquito nets or repellents Improve ventilation and lighting at home Wear long clothes, especially during the hours when mosquitoes are actively biting Do not change clothes in the house Keeping fish that can prey on mosquito larvae Plant mosquito repellent plants, such as lemongrass, celery, orchids, etc. In addition, currently you It is better to keep the child's immune system by giving him enough to drink and balanced nutritious food. However, if your child then experiences symptoms of Dengue fever, namely sudden high fever, headache, muscle and joint pain, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, weakness, and fatigue, immediately consult a doctor for further treatment.

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I hope this helps.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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