Diseases That You Need To Be Wary Of During This Rainy Season
Do you love rains?
Most people will never say NO to this question.
Rainy season is the most awaited season in the entire year. It is the most beautiful and wonderful season of the year. It not just brings relief from summer but it brings joy and happiness into your life.
When you walk down the roads you’ll find fewer pedestrians, traffic, and puddles fill the streets.
Most of the things that you have done, games that you have played, or the smell of the wet soil during rain stays forever in your memory.
But you will never want to ruin it by falling sick right!
So here are some of the common diseases during this monsoon
Common Monsoon Diseases :
The common cold is very common during monsoon. It is highly contagious as the virus spreads through the air. It affects the upper respiratory tract, nose, and throat.
The symptoms include a runny nose, headaches, watery eyes, body ache, soreness, fever, and throat irritation.
This is a common and deadly bacterial disease that spread during monsoon. It is caused due to contaminated food and water. The common symptoms include severe diarrhea, vomiting which in turn causes dehydration and muscle cramps. This disease should be treated as soon as possible because it is fatal.
It is a waterborne bacterial infection caused by salmonella bacteria. It is caused due to consumption of contaminated food and water. The symptoms of this disease include high fever, severe abdomen pain, headache, and vomiting.
Hepatitis A :
It is a highly contagious liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus. The infection spread by eating fruits, vegetables, and other food that is contaminated. The symptoms include inflammation of the liver, jaundice, stomach pain, loss of appetite, nausea, fever, diarrhea, and fatigue.
It is caused by a virus that is transmitted by mosquitoes known as the tiger mosquito, which has black and white stripes on their body. Symptoms of dengue include severe joint and muscle pain, swollen lymph nodes, headache, fever, rashes, and exhaustion.
It is caused by a particular species of mosquito breeding in the dirty water. This disease is spread by the female Anopheles mosquito. During the rainy season, there is a lot of chances that the water gets stagnant in all the possible places and it provides a place for mosquitoes to breed and spread the disease. The characteristics of this disease are fever, body pain, chills, jaundice, anemia, kidney failure, and sweating.
Viral fever :
Sudden weather change can cause viral fevers. This is highly contagious and it can spread through air and physical contact. The symptoms of this fever are fatigue, chills, body aches, and fever.
Preventive Measures That You Need To Take :
Prevention is better than cure, so some of the steps that you should take during this monsoon include
- Drink safe and clean water
- Wash vegetables, fruits thoroughly with clean water before cooking
- Use separate hand towels
- Avoid eating from outside
- Eat freshly cooked food
- Use mosquito repellents
- Wear clean and dry garments
- Use hand sanitizers
Make sure that you follow these guidelines to keep yourself in the safer zone.
In case if you are experiencing any symptoms and you require treatment, you can contact the doctors at Vinn hospital. Because we want you to enjoy this rainy season to the fullest.
About the Doctor :
Dr. Rajesh Vukkala is Senior Consultant in Internal Medicine, with many years of clinical experience both in India and abroad. He completed his education from Osmania Medical College at Hyderabad and with an MD in (General Medicine) and MRCP (UK). He has vast experience in multiple medical specialities and training junior doctors & medical staff, even during his Senior Residency in Nizams.
About The Hospital :
Vinn Hospital has been providing comprehensive treatments and cares for its patients, with the best in class doctors, specialists and support staff. Our teams and units are dedicated to their cause to ensure optimum health for all our patients. Vinn Hospital has the best, state-of-the-art facilities, which treat an array of diseases and disorders all under one roof
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