While there is no specific treatment for Dengue, appropriate medical care by doctors and nurses, experienced with the effects and progression of the complication haemorrhagic fever, frequently saves the lives of patients with the more serious Dengue haemorrhagic fever and mainly involves the maintenance of the patient's circulating fluid volume - such action has seen a decrease in mortality rates from more than 20% to less than 1%.
To help with recovery, health care experts recommend
- Getting plenty of bed rest
- Drinking lots of fluids
- Taking medicine to reduce fever
CDC advises people with Dengue fever not to take aspirin. Acetaminophen or other over-the-counter pain-reducing medicines are safe for most people.
For severe Dengue symptoms, including shock and coma, early and aggressive emergency treatment with fluid and electrolyte replacement can be lifesaving.