The Monsoon season is here – Watch out for these dreadful diseases!

Dreadful diseases that come with the rainy season

Everyone looks forward to the monsoon season after the summer heat however, . this is also the time when contagious infections are on the rise. Due to the warm, wet and humid climate, infections become common during the Monsoons.

There are some common monsoon diseases that you need to be aware of.Here are some precautionary tips for dealing with these:

Malaria:-

The WHO (World health organisation) estimates that there are 15 million cases reported and 20,000 deaths every year in India due to this deadly disease. This is a very common disease that flares up during the monsoon season. It is spread by a mosquito called the Anopheles Mosquito.

Symptoms include fever at regular intervals, bouts of shivering, muscle pain and weakness.

malaria diseases
The anopheles mosquito

Prevention:

  • Make use of Mosquito repellent and nets to protect yourselves from Mosquitos.
  • Don’t allow water to stagnate in your area as mosquitoes breed in stagnant water.

 

Cholera:

Cholera is one of the deadly diseases. Contaminated food, water and poor hygiene conditions help this disease to spread.

Symptoms are water stools and severe diarrhoea, vomiting with immediate water loose and muscle cramps.

What actually happens:

In the large intestine, the Bacteria multiply rapidly.

Toxin from the bacteria penetrates cells of the intestinal wall

This toxin prevents the intestine from absorbing water from digested food and hence diarrhoea and dehydration result. 

Prevention: 

  • Wash your hands properly with soap frequently
  • Drink only boiled water.
  • Avoid Outside food.
  • Eat food that is completely cooked.
  • Stick to fruits and vegetables that you can peel yourself

Vaccinate yourself and that will last for almost six months.

 

Typhoid:

This is water borne disease. It is caused by Styptic bacteria, which is transmitted through consuming contaminated water and food. The worst part of that the infection of this disease can remain in the gall bladder of the patient even after it is cured.

Most common symptom of this disease is prolonged fever, severe pain in abdomen and headache also indicate towards this disease.

Diseases - Typhoid

Prevention:

  • Avoid outside food
  • Avoid raw fruits and vegetables
  • Choose hot food over cold food
  • Avoid drinking untreated water

This is one of the  highly communicable diseases so the patient should be isolated from the rest of the family. Getting Homoeo treatment helps. The patients should get high intake of fluid to prevent dehydration. Precautions should continue even after apparent recovery.

 

Dengue

Dengue is also caused by mosquito called Aedes mosquito.

Symptoms are sudden high fever, body ache, rashes on the body.

Diseases dengue

Prevention:

We need to make use of Mosquito repellent and net to protect ourselves from Mosquitos. Dont allow water to stagnate in your area as mosquitoes breed in stagnant water.

Wear long-sleeved clothes and long trousers when going outdoors. Bodies could be protected from mosquito bite by applying insect repellent on clothes and exposed  part of the body especially when you travel to Dengue fever.

 

Jaundice: 

Jaundice, is a yellowish tinge to the skin and sclerae (the white part of the eye) that is caused by hyperbilirubinemia (an excess of bilirubin in the blood).

Body fluids may also be yellow. The colour of the skin and sclerae varies depending on levels of bilirubin; mildly elevated levels display yellow skin and sclerae, while highly elevated levels display brown.

Prevention:

  • Vaccines for hepatitis (hepatitis A, hepatitis B)
  • Avoid heavy alcohol use
  • Take medications which prevent malaria before travelling to high-risk regions.
  • Avoid potentially contaminated food/water and maintain good hygiene

 These infections are so prevalent that the Municipal commissioner Ajoy Mehta has told his officers to adopt all precautionary measures to prevent water-borne and other monsoon diseases as the rains near.

In case you feel that you or any one else has symptoms immediately call us for home visit or book an online home visit here.

 

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