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Dengue Attack: Foods that will boost your immunity

 Dengue Attack: Foods that will help you to fight against dengue!


Highlights:

  • 82 Dengue Cases in Delhi
  • What to eat to boost immunity?
  • How to treat mosquito bite at home?

Dengue Attack: Dengue is back again. Yes, once again a lot of people are suffering from this deadly disease. The mosquito scare is taking over the country again. According to the Directorate of National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP), in the year 2021, the country recorded 1.64 lakh cases against 2.05 lakh cases in 2019. Currently, India is facing a surge in Dengue cases.

Dengue has a treatment but it’s better to take some precautions. Notably, we all are very well aware of the monsoon season. It’s good and tacky at the same time. So, here are few foods that may make your immunity stronger and protect you from seasonal ailments and it also help you fight dengue.

Dengue Attack
Dengue Attack

1. Papaya leaf: Yes, you people might have heard it for the first time but the juice of papaya leaf is believed to be a traditional remedy to counter dengue fever. According to doctors, “Studies have proved that papaya leaf contribute significantly in the production of platelets and increase the platelet count.”

2. Giloy: Giloy is a very important herb in Ayurveda. It helps in maintaining your metabolic rate, strengthening the immune system and protects your body against infections. You can also add a few Tulsi leaves in the drink for its anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties.

3. Tulsi- The most natural herb: Doctors suggest that you must drink a concoction of boiled Tulsi leaves with two grams of black pepper to build your immunity. This drink also has an antibacterial element.

4. Fenugreek Leaves: These leaves are known to reduce fever and act as a sedative to ease pain. You can soak the leaves in water overnight and then drink it the next morning. You can even add some methi powder to water and drink it to reduce instances of inflammation in the body.

5. Coconut water: This is another natural drink that fights against dengue. Dengue patients should drink plenty of toxins to flush out the toxins. Coconut water is full of essential minerals and electrolytes. It also helps regulate the fluid levels in the body.

Dengue Attack
Dengue Attack

Here is how you can protect yourself from Dengue by taking necessary precautions?

Dengue is caused by mosquito bites and that cannot be avoided. If it happens, you should immediately consult a doctor. As per doctors, they say prevention is better option than cure, so you should try to keep your environment clean and make sure that the water doesn’t collected at particular place.  Here is how you can treat mosquito bites at home.

Here are 5 home remedies for Mosquito Bites

1. Toothpaste: Toothpaste is used for many reasons like treating acne, curing burns and also as a cleaning agent of silverware. Toothpaste is the best treatment of mosquito bites. It gives a very cooling effect when applied on the affected area, thus it also reduces redness and itchiness and it works like an anti-inflammatory.

2. Baking Soda:Baking Soda is the most commonly used and it plays a vital role in baking but it has other uses as well. Sodium bicarbonate is the scientific name of baking soda. Baking soda is alkaline in nature and has a salty taste. It is the most amazing remedy for mosquito bites. You can form a paste of baking soda by mixing it with water and you can directly apply it on the affected area.

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3. Aloe Vera: Aloe Vera is one of the natural ways to cure mosquito bite. Aloe Vera plants need less maintenance and they can live for several days without water. It is very helpful in treating mosquito bites. Its gel reduces the redness and itchiness and gives a soothing sensation.

4. Lemon: Lemon used as a home remedy for many diseases from many years. Lemon is counted as the most used fruit for non-culinary and culinary purposes in the world. It has sour flavour and has about 5 to 6 percent citric acid. It helps in treating mosquito bites as it has natural anaesthetic characteristics and is anti-inflammatory. All you need to do is cut it and rub on the affected area or you can apply its juice also.

5. Aspirin: Aspirin is a kind of medicine which is available in the medical store in the form of tablets. It is very useful because it helps in treating fever, pain and inflammation. It has the anti-inflammatory characteristic which helps to reduce redness, swelling and pain caused by mosquito bite.

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