Monsoon Season not only refreshes every one after long sizzling summers but brings a plethora of diseases along with it. Due to excessively humid climate, skin infections become rampant during this season. Below are some common monsoon diseases – some are easily treatable, while a few can be life threatening. Here are few Tips on how to prevent yourself from such Monsoon related illnesses.
This is the most common disease of rainy season. It’s spread by the female Anopheles mosquito. Owing to water logging during the rainy season, mosquitoes get conducive conditions to bread. Common symptoms of the disease include fever at regular intervals, bouts of shivering, muscle pain and weakness.
Prevention: Use mosquito repellents and net to prevent falling prey. Get rid of stagnant water in nearby places as they serve as excellent breeding areas.
Below is an ABCD prevention of Malaria:
· Awareness of risk of Malaria
· Bite Prevention
Typhoid is a water-borne disease, and is very common during monsoon seasons. It is caused by Styptic bacteria, which is transmitted through contaminated water and food. Most common symptoms of this disease are fever, severe pain in abdomen and headache.
Prevention: This is a highly communicable disease so patient should be isolated from the rest of the family. Getting Homoeopathic treatment helps. High intake of fluids to prevent dehydration is advisable. Precautions should continue even after apparent recovery.
Mosquitoes are always a problem for us. When a mosquito bites a person infected by dengue virus, the virus enters the mosquito. When the infected mosquito then bites another person, the virus enters that person’s bloodstream.
· Mosquito net could be used when the room is not air-conditioned
· Wear long-sleeved clothes and long trousers when going outdoors. Apply insect repellent on clothes and exposed body parts especially when you’re outdoors.
Other illnesses :
Chikungunya, Leptospirosis, Cholera, Jaundice, Viral fever etc.. are all other few illnesses related with such Monsoon periods. The common prevention tips includes ..
· Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants always
· Use insect repellents
· Vaccines for hepatitis (hepatitis A, hepatitis B)
· Use sunscreen and insect repellent, apply the sunscreen first and then repellent