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Stay updated: Monsoon illness

Stay updated: Monsoon illness

  • June 6, 2019
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The monsoons are much awaited as they relieve us from the irritating summers, but there is a downside of monsoon as well. Monsoon rains come along with the lots of viruses and bacteria.

There is a great risk of catching diseases in monsoon, which generally go un-diagnosed till they reach the later stage. This is why it becomes critical and essential to understand the show seriousness towards the symptoms, in order to achieve early diagnosis. If you notice any symptoms of illness common to monsoon, immediately connect with your doctor.

In order to keep yourself safe, keep yourself updated with the common monsoon diseases.

Typhoid

It is a water borne disease which occurs due to consumption of unsafe water and dirty sanitation. Symptoms for typhoid are vigorous vomiting, abdominal pain, sore throat, headache, constipation and rash. In order to prevent it drink boiled water, wash your hands and feet after
returning home and avoid cold food.

Malaria

It is caused by female mosquito. Especially in monsoon when the breeding season is high and the mosquitoes breed easily in the water which gets collected in the potholes. Fever at regular intervals, shivering, muscle pain and weakness. In order to prevent from malaria use mosquito repellent, wear long sleeves and don’t allow water to stagnant in your area.

Cholera and Diarrhea

It is the most widespread monsoon disease which occurs due to unhygienic consumption or handling of foods and water. Cholera and diarrhea is basically categorized at loose watery poops with excessive loss of water, it accompanies with vomiting, fatigue and lose of energy. In order to prevent drink boiled water, avoid street food and wash your hands after returning home.

Jaundice

It occurs due to excessive increase of bilirubin in blood which can make skin look yellow. It’s a very painful experience which occurs with itchiness, fatigue, abdominal pain and fever. In order to avoid drink clean water, eat healthy food and avoid alcohol.

Dengue

This disease is caused by Aedes mosquito. It generally remains undiagnosed and is confused with viral fever. Timely screening and identification is very important for management. It is characterized with loss of blood platelets which leads to weakness, fatigue and fever. Red rashes on the body is also one symptom for dengue. Mosquito proof your house, wear long sleeves and avoid water stagnation in your locality.

Monsoon borne diseases are fatal and require proper medical management, if you come across any of the symptoms reach out to the doctor at once and help others as well to enjoy this most awaited season of chai with bhajiya time.

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