Yellow Fever: Treatment, Diet and Home Remedies

Food and Nutrition

Foods to be taken
  • Actually, people with yellow fever may either have no appetite at all. They don’t want to eat even if they are hungry. So diet must be very simple with enough carbohydrates. Gruel (a thin liquid food of oatmeal or other meal boiled in milk or water.) is highly recommended
  • Fruits (mostly juices) and vegetables (boiled)
  • Dehydration is common in people with yellow fever, drinking plenty of fluids may help.
Foods to be avoided
  • All fats like ghee, butter, cream, and oils must be avoided for atleast two weeks, and after that butter and olive oil may be included in the diet but their consumption should be kept down to the minimum. A light carbohydrate diet, with exclusion of fats, best obtained from vegetables and fruits should be taken.
  • Oily, spicy and sugary foods.
  • Heavy foods such as fish, poultry and meat.

Home Remedies

  • Apply mosquito repellent which contains permethrin to clothing, shoes, camping equipment, and bed netting.
  • Cover your skin as much as possible; wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants if you plan to go into areas where there are mosquitoes.
  • Eat a healthy diet.
  • Avoid outdoor activities during dawn, dusk and early evening.
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