Treatment for yellow fever should be guided by a general practitioner and usually only relieves the symptoms of the disease, such as fever, headache, nausea, and vomiting.
Thus, it is recommended to stay at home, at rest, avoiding going to school or work and investing in the intake of 2 liters of water or coconut water per day to avoid dehydration caused by vomiting.
Jurubeba tea is a good natural strategy to supplement home treatment because it acts on the liver by purifying it.
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Remedies for yellow fever
Remedies that the doctor may recommend for the person to recover faster include:
- Antipyretic medicines, such as Paracetamol, every 8 hours to decrease fever and headache;
- Analgesic remedies, such as Ibuprofen or Nimesulide, to relieve muscle pain;
- Stomach protectors, such as Cimetidine and Omeprazole, to prevent gastritis, ulcer and decrease risk of bleeding;
- Remedy against vomiting such as Metoclopramide to control vomiting.
Medications containing acetylsalicylic acid are not recommended because they can cause bleeding and cause death, just as in the case of dengue. Some remedies that are contraindicated in case of yellow fever are AAS, aspirin and Doril. See others who also can not be used against yellow fever.
In the most severe cases, treatment should be done in the hospital with serum and remedies in the vein, as well as oxygen to avoid serious complications, such as bleeding or dehydration, which can be life-threatening.
Signs of improvement
Signs of yellow fever improvement appear 2 to 3 days after starting treatment and include decreased fever, relief of muscle pain and headache, and reduced vomiting.
Signs of worsening
Signs of worsening yellow fever are related to dehydration and therefore include increased numbers of vomiting, decreased urine output, excessive tiredness, and apathy. In these cases, it is recommended to go to the emergency room to start the appropriate treatment.
Complications affect 5% to 10% of patients with yellow fever and in this case, treatment should be done with ICU admission. Signs of complications include decreased urination, apathy, prostration, vomiting with blood, and kidney failure, for example. When the patient arrives in this state should be taken to the hospital to be hospitalized because it may be necessary to undergo hemodialysis or to be intubated, for example.