If you feel like you have symptoms of Malaria or Dengue it is highly recommended to consult doctors right away especially for pregnant women.
TWhy it is extremely important for pregnant women to take extra care if they notice any symptoms of these deadly disease?
During pregnancy, their immunity is at an all-time low, and the health of the fetus could be compromised if the mother gets infected with any of the viruses. This is equally dangerous for unborn baby.
Our guide below on symptoms and prevention can help you from frequent doctor visit. We have cover each aspects in the paragraph below:
Symptoms usually appear three days after being bitten by an infected mosquito. We have listed some of the common symptoms of dengue in pregnancy :
The warning signs of severe dengue usually appear three to seven days after the original symptoms.
There are some documented cases in which mother can pass dengue on to her baby while the baby is still in her womb. The risk of passing the disease from mother to baby is low. There are some chances where the baby may get dengue if you get it at the end of your pregnancy.
Dengue usually causes a drop in your platelet levels which can be easily identified from your blood test.
Unfortunately, we don't have any specific vaccine nor antiviral treatment currently available for dengue. The main form of treatment is to relieve symptoms.
Symptoms can usually be managed by taking paracetamol, which is considered to be safe even during pregnancy.
Drinking plenty of fluids and rest as much as you can. You may need to be monitored closely by your doctor to make sure that you don't develop a severe form of dengue.
The symptoms of malaria usually begin to show seven days or more (usually 10 to 15 days) after you've been bitten by the infectious mosquito. The symptoms of this is almost similar to flu symptoms, which can make diagnosis difficult.
If you are pregnant, you are more susceptible to malaria. That means you are more likely to become infected than a woman who isn't pregnant.