Monsoon is a favourite season for most of us. It brings along happiness as well as different diseases too.
Let’s discuss these diseases and their prevention.
- Cold and flu – Cold and flu go hand in hand with the monsoon—climate change and humidity increase bacterial and viral growth, leading to viral cold and flu.
You may experience fever, cold and cough lasting 7-8 days.
To protect yourself and to increase immunity, include vitamin C in your diet and Practice frequent hand washing.
- Malaria – Malaria and the rainy season have a great equation. As the monsoon begins, the number of mosquitoes and cases of malaria increases. It is symptomised with fever with chills.
Water clogging helps with mosquito breeding.
To prevent mosquito bites, avoid water clogging, apply mosquito repellent, and use mosquito nets.
- Dengue – This is another life-threatening mosquito-borne disease.
Symptomised with fever, body pain and headache.
- Typhoid – Typhoid is caused by contaminated water and food. Which occurs mainly during the rainy season.
Fever and abdominal pain are the main symptoms of it.
Avoid eating outside and raw food. Instead, try to eat fresh, home-cooked food. Drink clean or boiled water.
- Cholera – Cholera is a bacterial infection caused by contaminated water. It primarily affects gastric organs.
You may experience diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
Use clean water for preparing food and drinking.
To prevent yourself from monsoon diseases and to enjoy the rainy season –
- Eat and drink clean and healthy.
- Include vitamin C in your diet.
- Practice self-hygiene.
- Consult your physician if you experience fever, cough, cold, diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting.
Don’t ignore your health, after all, health matters.