Monsoon brings the happiness of drizzle and relief from the scorching summer. The onset of rains brings along different diseases caused due to the cold and humid environment, water contamination, puddles of water and mud, mosquitoes and bugs, etc. It is very important to take care of one’s health while enjoying the rains as well. Another reason behind the diseases that are caused in the rainy season is the street and unhygienic food. Consuming fresh food cooked in hygienic conditions is a must in the rainy season to stay healthy. Below mentioned are some of the most common diseases caused in the Monsoon season:
- Common Cold:
Influenza is the most common disease that can be caught very easily by any person irrespective of their age. Due to continuous wetness caused due to rains and the cold weather, it becomes easy to catch a cold. Thus it is necessary that one must take medical consultation from the practicing physicians from best Multispeciality hospitals to prevent the disease.
- Malaria, Dengue, & Chikungunya:
Due to the water accumulation and unhygienic surroundings, rainy season witnessed the rise of mosquitoes and flies, which can be caused the hazardous diseases such as malaria, dengue, and chikungunya. It is of great importance that the surrounding areas must be kept clean and sanitized. Use doctor recommended mosquito repellent to keep oneself away from mosquito-borne diseases. In case there is any dirty water accumulated near the residential areas, it must be cleaned.
- Viral fever:
The most common disease that is found in most of the patients is viral fever. The sudden change in weather brings various viral infection and affect the person with lower immunity. In the rainy season, the infectious agents are quite active and affect the one with lower immunity easily. The common symptoms observed in viral infection are high fever, burning in the eyes, headaches, body aches, etc. To prevent such contagious diseases eat vitamin C rich food and leafy vegetables to boost immunity, avoid getting wet in rain, use sanitizer, maintain distance from an infected person, etc.
Consuming food that is cooked on the street and in unhygienic conditions must be avoided. It is highly common that one suffers from stomach pains, vomiting, and diarrhea in the rainy season. One can suffer from these ailments that can lead to fatigue, body ache, fever, abdominal pains, etc. one must consult the doctors immediately to avoid this disease and get medications. The best way to avoid these ailments is to drink boiled water, eat completely cooked food, avoid raw food, clean vegetable thoroughly before intake and keep away from the street food.
Cholera is another common illness witnessed this seasons, mostly caused due to intake of contaminated food or water. Dehydration, diarrhea, vomiting are some common symptoms of the disease. It’s an acute epidemic infectious disease. It requires immediate medical treatment to heal speedily. Avoid stale and unhygienic food, drink purified water are the best preventative measures over this.
Hepatitis A is a viral liver disease, spread due to the consumption of contaminated food and water or transmitted through the infected person. Weakness, nausea, loss of appetite, yellowing of eyes, skin are a few common symptoms of Jaundice. Maintaining proper hygiene is the best preventative measure.
Take the necessary preventative measures to maintain good health in this rainy season. Schedule periodic health checkup is best precautionary way and helps to detect early symptoms of any diseases which in turn helps to cure completely and rapidly.