What is the Effective Cure and prevention available for Yellow Fever?
Yellow fever is like flu-like condition or disease that is spread by mosquito and symptoms includes high fever and jaundice. This disease is prevalent in Africa and South America. Historically it is known as bronze john, yellow plague or yellow jack. It is actually an acute viral hemorrhagic disease.
The symptoms of yellow fever include chills, fever, nausea, vomiting, appetite loss, dehydration, headaches, dizziness, muscular pain and red eyes, face and tongue. The symptoms can improve and go away until it is followed by a toxic phase of symptoms. Like high fever coming back accompanied by abdominal pain, liver damage, kidney failure, cardiac disease, yellowing of the skin and bleeding.
Prior to vaccination, the antibiotic medication for immunization was prevalent for management of yellow fever. The intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) has been found to have high titers of yellow fever antibodies.
Try antiviral medication do not serve the purpose. Treatment is essential for those with the progression of yellow fever is toxin phase.
It is always important to manage the symptoms to prevent further complication.
Home care in mild symptoms;
The initial symptoms for yellow fever start from high fever, headaches, nausea, and vomiting stay for less than a week. At these phases staying dehydrated is very important taking water and other liquids to overcome the dizziness and other side effects of vomiting. If the patient still suffers from dehydration the hospitalization is very necessary to prevent further damages.
Over the counter medication;
To deal with the symptoms of fever, headaches, and body aches anti-inflammatory medication are very common trends. The medication like anti-inflammatory steroids aspirin, ibuprofen can increase the risk of bleeding.
Other over the counter medication such as Acetaminophen is a better choice for controlling symptoms of yellow fever. These medications do not cause bleeding symptoms. The patient can also use medication for dealing with symptoms of nausea.
In some cases, hospitalization is necessary when yellow fever went in the toxic stage.
There is no antiviral medication but doctors can manage the severe symptoms of like;
• Bleeding from nose or other parts,
• Nausea and vomiting
• Bleeding stool,
• Kidney liver or another organ failure,
• And in worst cases coma
Managing the symptoms on time help the longevity of the patient and prevent the disease side effects in the longer run.
The vaccination is an effective way to prevent yellow fever. The medication is effective for 10 years. It has mild side effects lasting for 10 days includes headaches, fever, fatigue and muscles pain. Some people reported soreness at the area of injection shot.
In some cases, inflammation is also reported in infants and older adults. this vaccination is not recommended for pregnant women, children who are aged below 9 months. people are who are severely allergic to egg protein, and people having severe immunodeficiency that is caused by HIV/AIDS or any other disease.
In addition to vaccination, prevention is also very important. Mosquito control is very important in prevention. Some steps are;
• Avoid short dresses outdoor
• In mosquito season prevent outdoor activities.
• Well condition the house with contamination measures
• Use bed net for sleeping and apply lotions for extra stay.
• Close the place with the mud of still water near home.
• And spry in plants and near home with insecticides or pesticides over stagnant water.