How long does it take to Cure Dengue

Dengue Mosquito

Dengue is a fast emerging pandemic-prone viral disease found in many parts of the world. It is normally transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito which transmits the viruses that cause the disease.

Once bitten by the mosquito, the virus starts to circulate in the infected person for 2-7 days. The first symptoms only appear in 4-5 days.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 4 people infected with dengue will get sick. The symptoms can be mild or severe and severe dengue can be life threatening and require immediate treatment in hospitals.


Symptoms of mild dengue  

Common mild symptoms are usually confused with other illnesses that cause fever, aches and pains or a rash. Other symptoms include eye pains, headaches, muscle pain, bone pain, nausea/vomiting or joint pains. The most common symptom of dengue is fever with any of the symptoms mentioned above.

Symptoms of severe dengue  

It is estimated that every one in 20 people who get sick with dengue will develop severe dengue. You are more likely to develop a severe dengue if you have had a dengue infection before. It is a lot more serious as it can result in shock, internal bleeding, and even death.

Warning signs usually begin in the 24 to 48 hours after your fever has gone away. Symptoms you should watch out for are:

  • Stomach or belly pains or tenderness

  • Vomiting (at least 3 times in 24 hours)

  • Bleeding from the nose or gums

  • Vomiting blood or blood in the stool

  • Feeling tired, restless or irritable



There are no specific medications to treat dengue. You can only seek your healthcare provider as soon as possible to treat the symptoms as early as possible.

With no known cure available, many people turn to dengue home remedies in hopes that they can be cured more quickly. Some of these include drinking juice from papaya leaves or eating dragon fruit or kiwi.

If you think you have dengue, you should seek a healthcare provider as soon as you have developed the symptoms of dengue. You should also:

  • Rest as much as possible

  • Take paracetamol to control fever and relieve pain (Do not take aspirin or ibuprofen!)

  • Drink plenty of fluids such as water or drinks with added electrolytes to stay hydrated


Dengue fever recovery time duration  

Patients with no further complications usually recover completely in 10 to 15 days. However patients with dengue haemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome will take a longer time to recover and may need intensive care.

Low platelet counts usually lasts for around 5 to 7 days after the fever subsides. Afterwards, your platelet count will start recovering gradually.

As such, dengue is a self-limiting disease where most patients recover with time. Therefore, there is no use in consuming these home remedies. The best way to avoid having to treat dengue is to prevent the breeding of these harmful mosquitoes in the first place and have proper mosquito control methods and home disinfection measures set in place.

Pest exterminator professionals such as Pestbusters, are able to step up your mosquito control systems and provide a proper and thorough home disinfection service to prevent the breeding of these mosquitoes.


Mosquito Control Methods 


We will make use of a chemical Larvicide to destroy the mosquito larvae and eventually the entire population over time. By understanding the mosquito’s life cycle and habitat patterns, we can effectively target the right place at the best time to thoroughly eliminate these pests from any affected areas.


We will make use of a specially formulated biological agent to specifically target the mosquito larvae within 2 to 24 hours with ruthless efficiency. The larvae will ingest the agent through filter feeding and die from poisoning within a day. 


Misting is a safe and eco-friendly alternative to fogging. The tiny droplets of chemicals will coat the surrounding plants without having any adverse effects on them. Mosquitos that land on the plants and feed on the plant sap will be killed when they come into contact with the misting chemicals.

Contact Pestbusters who are equipped with the proper products and equipment, along with many years of experience to properly protect your residences from these pests. Call +65 6288 2828 or enquire online for us to quote you a price today!