Dengue Fever—simple, safe treatment

I am a retired nurse-nutritionist and I live in the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire a good part of the year. Dengue fever is not uncommon on Bonaire and one of my friends developed a severe case and had to be taken to the hospital–unable even to walk. At best they anticipated an extended hospital stay.

I learned of his hospitalization late in the evening and in my visit to him the following morning I took ascorbic acid powder (Vitamin C 5000 mg per teaspoon) to his bedside and gave him one teaspoon in water during my visit with instructions to take additional teaspoons every 3-4 hours unless or until he developed diarrhea at which time he should reduce the dose while maintaining the frequency.

By the next day he had recovered sufficiently to be discharged and then recovered fully without any after-effects.

Vitamin C is a miracle substance and should be used in massive doses for any health emergency that does not require narcotic pain relief as it renders narcotics ineffective. For the latter reason, massive dose buffered intravenous or even intramuscular use should be standard protocol for narcotic overdoses.

See the power of vitamin C in these two articles:

Inexpensive Treatments Recover Dying Hospital Patients

The Gift of Vitamin C

Note: This article is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider.

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By Laraine C Abbey-Katzev, RN (emeritus), MS, CNS

Laraine C. Abbey-Katzev, is a Registered Nurse (emeritus) and Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) with a Master’s Degree in Biology/Clinical Nutrition who maintained a private practice, developed health and weight control programs, nutritional products, and was a featured newspaper columnist for health and nutrition articles. Laraine earned the Huxley Institute Certificate in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice and her successful Orthomolecular treatment of Agoraphobia/Panic Disorder through diet and nutrient supplements, was featured in many magazine articles and books. Laraine is a health activist and a member of the American College of Nutrition.

(Source:; August 14, 2019;
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