What do I need to know about caring for someone with dengue fever?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

When caring for someone with dengue fever, make sure they stay hydrated, rest, and take acetaminophen for their pain and fever. Dengue fever can cause high body temperatures and vomiting, which in turn causes loss of fluids. It is very important to replace those fluids to avoid dehydration, which may create more severe complications. Rest will help their body recharge and make it possible to fight the virus.

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