The drugs that can be used against dengue, relieve pain and reduce fever are acetaminophen, also known as Tylenol, and Dipyrone, known as Novalgina. However, these medicines should only be used under medical supervision, since excessive intake can lead to serious injuries to the stomach and liver.
This treatment can also be used in other diseases caused by the dengue mosquito, such as yellow fever or Zika virus, for example, however, it is important that you have the correct diagnosis, that is usually reached in the hospital.
During the treatment of dengue it is essential for you to rest and drink plenty of fluids, including homemade saline solution, which is a great natural remedy for dengue.
During treatment, if the patient experiences symptoms such as severe abdominal pain, persistent vomiting, blood in the stools or urine, it is recommended you go to the hospital immediately, as it may be a sign of hemorrhagic dengue or a complication of dengue.
Medications that you shouldn't use to treat Dengue
Some of the medications that shouldn't be used to treat dengue, because they may aggravate the disease, are:
|Acetylsalicylic acid||Aggrenox, Ecotrin, Ecotrin Maximum Strength, Empirin, Equagesic, Alka-Seltzer PM, Alka-Seltzer with Aspirin, Heartline, Ascriptin.|
|Ibuprofen||Advil, Motrin, IBU, Advil Liqui-Gels.|
|Diclofenac||Voltaren Gel, Pennsaid, Flector, Patch, Solaraze, Fluorac, Arthrotec.|
|Naproxen||Aleve, EC-Naprosyn, Flanax Pain Reliever, Midol Extended Relief, Naprelan, Naprosyn, Anaprox, Anaprox-DS, Naproxen Sodium, Aleve Caplet, Aleve Gelcap, Aleve Easy Open Arthritis.|
|Indomethacin||Indocin, Indocin SR, Tivorbex.|
|Dexamethasone||Baycadron, Decadron, Dexamethasone Intensol, DexPak, TaperDex, Zema-Pak, ZoDex, Zonacort|
|Prednisolone||Prelone, Predalone 50.|
These remedies are not indicated to treat cases of dengue or suspicion of dengue because they can aggravate the onset of bleeding and hemorrhage. Besides the remedies for Dengue, there is also a vaccine against Dengue, which protects the body against this disease.
Home remedy for Dengue
In addition to pharmacy medicines, teas can also be used to relieve symptoms of dengue, such as:
- Headache: peppermint, petasite;
- Nausea and vomiting: chamomile and peppermint;
- Muscle pain: St. John's wort.
It is also important to remember that ginger, garlic, willow, weevil, willow, rosemary, salem, rosemary, oregano, thyme and mustard teas should be avoided as these plants worsen the symptoms of dengue fever and may increase the chances of bleeding and hemorrhage.
Homeopathic remedy for Dengue
The homeopathic remedy against dengue is the Eupatorium Perfoliatum, which is manufactured from the venom of a rattlesnake and is approved by Anvisa. This medicine is indicated for the relief of the symptoms of dengue fever and can be used as a way to prevent hemorrhagic dengue because it prevents bleeding.