8 Essential Precautions to Prevent and Manage Dengue Fever 

Wear long-sleeved shirts, pants, and socks to prevent mosquito bites when you go outside 

Wear protective clothing 

Use mosquito repellent on exposed skin and clothing. Choose a repellent containing DEET, picaridin, IR3535, or oil of lemon eucalyptus 

Use mosquito repellent 

Keep doors and windows closed or use mosquito nets to prevent mosquitoes from entering your home 

Keep doors and windows closed 

Remove any stagnant water sources around your home, such as old tires, buckets, and flower pots. Mosquitoes breed in standing water 

Remove stagnant water 

Use screens on windows and doors to prevent mosquitoes from entering your home 

Use screens 

Use air conditioning or fans to keep your home cool. Mosquitoes are less active in cooler temperatures 

Use air conditioning 

Check for symptoms of dengue fever, such as fever, headache, joint and muscle pain, rash, and nausea. Seek medical attention if you experience these symptoms 

Check for symptoms 

If you have been diagnosed with dengue fever, follow your doctor's advice regarding rest, fluids, and medication. Avoid taking aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) which may increase the risk of bleeding 

Follow medical advice