Dengue is a virus-related ailment transmitted to the individuals by mosquito Aedes aegypti. DHF orDengue is more prominent in tropical areas where the climate is warm and moist. The infection affects in adulthood, hence dengue cases are also seen in pregnant women.
However, Dr Mayuri Kothiwala (Gynecologist, Obstetrician; Laparoscopic Surgeon & Infertility Specialist in Jaipur)confirms that the condition is not fatal and is curable, yet, she can transmit the virus to the fetus. Then too, there is no risk of deformity in it. In an unborn baby, dengue leads to low birth weight, premature birth, abortion or even death of the baby.
What are the symptoms of Dengue fever?
The symptoms of dengue fever in a pregnant woman are same as other patients. The symptoms appear 72 hours after the virus strays into the body. Most of the signs of dengue fever are quite alike to that of flu.
Early signs include:
- High fever
- Rashes on upper body
- A severe headache
- Nausea and vomiting
- Bleeding from the gums
- Pain behind the eyes which increases with eye movements
- Loss of appetite
- Severe body pain and joint pain
- Low platelet count
How to Prevent Dengue Fever during pregnancy?
As we already know, Dengue virus spread through mosquito bites prevent the booming of mosquitoes in corners of your home. For this:
- Use natural mosquito repellents around the house that are safe throughout pregnancy
- Stay at home in the early morning and late evening during which the Aedes mosquitoes are moreactive
- Stay inside mosquito net even though taking rest
- Put on light-highlighted clothes that are long sleeved and cover your legs
- Mosquitos do not stay at cold temperature. Thus, try to stay in an air-conditioned room
- Prevent any water collection near your home and keep your environments clean and hygienic.
- Covering the windows and door with wire net will also assist to stop mosquitoes from taking off yourhouse.
As dengue is a mosquito-borne disease, the number of the dengue cases occurs during the rainy season, the duration in which the mosquitoes succeed due to still water. Aedes mosquitoes are more active throughout the day particularly early morning and late evening.
To learn more, get in touch with our most experienced gynecologists &make a wellness appointment at an office convenient to you. Our world-class amenities and qualified doctors are available round the clock.In the meantime, protect yourself and family by spreading awareness about Dengue.