Prevent Dengue & Protect Your Loved Ones: Essential Tips
Welcome to HYSSES Discovery, where we shed light on the importance of preventing dengue and offer valuable tips to protect your loved ones. With approximately one in four infected individuals falling ill, it is crucial to stay informed and take proactive measures against this alarming health threat. In this article, we will explore key facts about dengue, the symptoms, and actionable tips to protect yourself and your family. So, grab a cup of tea, sit back, and arm yourself with the knowledge to fortify your defences against dengue!
The female Aedes aegypti mosquito is the primary vector of dengue and Zika in Singapore. The Aedes mosquito thrives in our urban environment, which provides it with numerous habitats to lay its eggs in, and hosts to blood feed upon.
An incidence or outbreak of dengue, Zika, or other mosquito-borne diseases, is related to the simultaneous occurrence of the mosquito vector, circulating virus, and susceptibility of the human populations. Dengue is endemic in Singapore, and areas with higher Aedes mosquito populations may have a higher risk of dengue transmission, especially during the dengue season.
Unveiling Dengue - Key Facts You Need to Know
Did you know that dengue has the potential to affect 25% of those infected? Whether the symptoms are mild or severe, they can disrupt your well-being. The gravity of the situation becomes evident when we acknowledge that severe dengue can turn life-threatening within hours, often necessitating immediate hospitalization. That's why it's crucial to familiarize yourself with these essential facts about dengue and understand why prevention is paramount.
Decoding Dengue Symptoms - Know What to Look For
Identifying dengue symptoms can be a challenge, as they can mimic other illnesses characterized by fever, aches, and rashes. Stay vigilant and watch out for the following common indications of dengue fever:
Fever Accompanied by:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Skin rash
- Nose and mouth bleeding
- Pain behind the eyes
- Severe joint pain
- Intense muscle pain
By recognising these warning signs, you can take swift action and seek appropriate medical care, potentially minimizing the impact of the disease. In severe cases, dengue can progress rapidly within a few hours and become life-threatening. Immediate medical attention is crucial in such situations.
Powerful Prevention Strategies - Shielding Your Loved Ones
To effectively prevent dengue fever, it is crucial to take measures against the reproduction of Aedes mosquitoes, which can be identified by the distinctive black and white stripes on their bodies. To eliminate Aedes mosquitoes, it is important to regularly inspect and eliminate stagnant water within your household. Consistently taking these steps, at least once a week, to eradicate mosquitoes will significantly reduce the likelihood of dengue and Zika transmission. By adhering to these straightforward recommendations, you can effectively minimize the risk of contracting these diseases.
Other Protective Measures:
- Sleep under a mosquito net, especially if you sleep during the day, as Aedes mosquitoes are predominantly day-biters.
- Install mosquito screens on windows and doors.
Wear long-sleeve tops and long pants.
Strengthen Your Protection with HYSSES Products
To enhance your defence against dengue-carrying mosquitoes, consider incorporating these HYSSES products into your daily routine.
Essential Oil can be used with Ultrasonic Mist Diffuser or Nebuliser
Citronella is well known as an insect repellent that can help to keep mosquitoes, flies, and other insects away. It contains volatile components such as Citronellal and Citronellol which helps camouflage the carbon dioxide and lactic acid emitted by the human body that mosquitoes are attracted to. Research has shown that citronella helps to reduce mosquito landings by around 40%. Place them in your living room to create a mosquito-free environment.
Remedies, Bugs Be Gone (Cedar & Patchouli). Packed with incredible compounds like cedrol and alpha-cedrene, cedarwood oil unleashes its mighty force against those pesky insects. Meanwhile, patchouli oil boasts mighty patchouli alcohol and other powerful constituents, all dedicated to keeping mosquitoes at bay. When these oils combine, they form an unstoppable duo, creating a repellent that not only lasts longer but also provides an extended shield against the relentless mosquito invasion.
Reed Diffuser Home Scent
HYSSES Home Scent is formulated with 100% Pure Essential Oils. Apart from the benefits mentioned, Citronella has a refreshing, citrusy scent that can be used in aromatherapy to promote relaxation and improve mood. It can also be used to treat headaches, muscle spasms, and fatigue. Cedar Patchouli is reminiscent of the bright sunny days outdoors which provides a sedative and calming effect.
Lemongrass Room Scent
Protect yourself from mosquitoes with the Lemongrass Room Scent Spray. Not only does it instantly mask unwanted odors, but it also acts as a natural repellent. The clean and crisp aroma of lemongrass repels mosquitoes while pleasing humans. By masking the odors that attract mosquitoes, it reduces the chances of getting bitten. Furthermore, lemongrass can uplift your mood and energize your body, making it a delightful and beneficial choice for repelling those pesky insects.
Choose Lemongrass/Ginger Lemongrass scented Beeswax Candle to experience the exquisite artistry of HYSSES candles, hand-poured with 100% pure beeswax and infused with undiluted premium essential oils. Free from chemical treatment, these environmentally friendly and biodegradable candles emit negative ions that purify the air, making them hypoallergenic. Enjoy a clean, long-lasting burn with minimal smoke due to beeswax's non-oil-based nature and high melting point. Ideal for those with respiratory sensitivities or allergies, HYSSES candles offer a healthier and more captivating ambiance, blending purity, craftsmanship, and well-being in perfect harmony.
Lemongrass Hand Sanitiser
Our lemongrass hand sanitiser not only keeps your hands soft and clean, but it also offers a refreshing burst of energy. Say goodbye to dryness and hello to instant hydration as this mild formula works its magic, killing bacteria on contact. With the convenience of no-rinse sanitising, it is your go-to solution that is always within reach. Embrace the uplifting citrusy scent of lemongrass, which not only rejuvenates your senses but also wards off insects and mosquitoes.
A 2-in-1 DEET-free moisturising Mosquito Repellent that protects you from mosquitoes and moisturises your skin. Infused with natural oils such as Neem, Citronella, and Camphor which creates a barrier against mosquitoes and keeps you and your family protected for hours. In addition, the Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract included in the formulation works as a potent remedy to help soothe sore and inflamed skin conditions. This in turn stimulates the healing process, for you to see immediate results. Enjoy the outdoors without the buzz!
Dengue is a serious health concern that requires our attention and proactive measures. By understanding the key facts about dengue, recognising its symptoms, and implementing preventive strategies, we can significantly reduce the risk of contracting this mosquito-borne disease. Remember the BLOCK mosquito breeding sites: break up hardened soil, lift and empty flower pot plates, overturn pails and wipe them dry, change the water in vases, and keep roof gutters clear while using BTI insecticide. To further fortify your protection, consider incorporating HYSSES products into your daily routine. By taking these proactive steps and utilizing the right products, you can safeguard yourself and your loved ones from the threat of dengue. Let's join forces in the fight against dengue and create a safer, healthier environment for everyone. Remember, prevention is always better than cure!
Stay informed, stay protected, and stay dengue-free!
Together, we can make a difference. Together, we can #BLOCKDengue!