Who doesn’t love rain? After the scorching heat of summer, monsoon comes and brings with it raindrops, tasty fried food and also plenty of diseases. This is the time when the germs and infections will attack you more, and you tend to feel so sick and endangered. Therefore, this is the best time to put ‘prevention is better than cure.’
Some of the common illnesses that you suffer are described below.
Cold and flu
The severe fluctuation of temperature occurs during this rainy season makes the body susceptible to bacterial and viral attack, resulting in cold and flu. This is the most common form of viral infections. Hence to protect the body, one should consume highly healthy and strengthen the immunity. By this, the body can fight germs by producing antibodies against the released toxins.
In the rainy season, you have the risk to suffer from fungal infection. This is the reason it is best that you keep yourself dry. Please try to keep dry the parts of the body which tend to get moister in time. The area between two toes should be kept dry. You should also keep the attention of the areas behind the knees and the elbows. In case the condition becomes worse and the skin in infected in the process it is best that you consult the physician at the earliest.
During monsoons, great care should be taken to wear appropriate clothes and shoes, as any contact with dirty water or soil can lead to a serious disease known as leptospirosis, commonly known as Weil’s syndrome. Symptoms can be flu-like symptoms include headaches, muscle aches, eye pain with bright lights, chills and fever. The stiffness of the neck and inflammation of the nerves to the eyes, brain, spinal columns and abdominal pain are other symptoms of the disease
Monsoon and mosquito-borne diseases are like synonymous with each other. When rain, water remains clogged, it helps the mosquitoes breeding process. The spread of malaria, dengue can be prevented by keeping such clogged areas clean.
The most common monsoon disease that catches you in the rainy season is “malaria”. This disease is spread by Female Anopheles mosquito. Since there is a problem of water logging during the rainy season, mosquitoes get appropriate conditions to breed.
The symptoms that show in patients during malaria are
- Fever at regular intervals
- Bouts of shivering and sweating
- Muscle pain and weakness.
- Feeling of disquiet and restlessness.
Preventive Measures :
- With the advent of monsoons, a mosquito net can be used as an exterior covering over the bed.
- Do not store water in your house for long periods of time as that will attract mosquitos.
- Remember to use a mosquito repellent to stop mosquitoes from entering your premises or from biting you.
Dengue fever can be very painful and life-threatening. Although this disease is caused by the dengue virus, the carrier here is the mosquito and thus keeping the body protected from any form of mosquito bite can ensure safety.
Some of the usual symptoms of the disease are
- Body ache, pain in the joints.
- Pain behind the eyes.
- Body rashes.
Jaundice is one more common monsoon disease you can suffer from. This is a viral disease and it is caused by contaminated food and water. When you have jaundice you feel extremely weak and the color of the urine becomes yellow. You even have the tendency of vomiting and there is improper functioning of the liver. To prevent the disease it is best to drink boiled water and don’t eat foods from the local shops and streets. This is the time when you should drink plenty of water and this will help the body fluid stay absolutely normal.
“Typhoid” is another highly infectious disease that spreads during the monsoon season. This disease is caused by contaminated food and water. Prolonged high fever, severe abdomen pain, headache, vomit are common symptoms of this disease. The worst part is that the infection of this disease can remain in the gallbladder of the patient even after he/she is cured.
“Diarrhea” is the most widespread monsoon disease. It is caused due to unhygienic consumption or handling of foods and water. Since during these days, the digestive functioning deteriorates, therefore diarrhoea develops on eating foods prepared with low-quality oil. Moreover, as we love to eat chat, golgapas etc in the rainy season and in excitement we forget to take care of hygiene in these items which is the basic cause of quick spread ness of diarrhoea.
Another most common and deadly disease that spreads during monsoon is “cholera”. This disease is caused by contaminated food and water and also poor hygienic conditions help this disease to spread. Where there is no proper way of cleanliness and poor sanitation facilities, this disease spread quickly. Common symptoms of cholera are severe diarrhea with watery stool and vomiting which causes immediate water loss and muscle cramps.