The monsoons might bring us relief from the scorching heat during summers but also come with various complications of which we should be mindful. Here’s a look at some of the common diseases that occur during the monsoon season and how you can prevent them.
Dengue is a vector borne disease that is spread by mosquito bites. Although the disease is contagious, it does not spread from person to person. Its symptoms include high fever, headaches, rashes, nausea, vomiting etc. A few ways to protect yourself from dengue is by wearing clothes that cover your entire body, using mosquito repellents at home, cleaning out containers that contain stagnant water and avoiding heavily scented soaps and scents that may attract mosquitoes. Other ways to treat this disease include eating healthy, drinking enough water, watching out for complications and fever control.
A water borne disease, typhoid occurs due to poor sanitation. Fever, headaches, sore throats, abdominal main, vomiting & loose motion are some of the symptoms. The best way to avoid this is by using a hand sanitizer as much as possible, avoiding street food and drinking healthy fluids.
Stomach infections (Gastroenteritis)
Stomach infections are caused due to poorly handled liquid products and food. Stomach ache, vomiting & loose motion are some of the common symptoms of infections. To avoid this monsoon disease, avoid stale and left over food from the fridge, wash your hands with soap and water before consuming edibles and follow cooking practices that are healthy.
Jaundice occurs in both children and adults and is caused by a virus called Hepatitis A. It is transmitted through contaminated food and water & could also be a result of poor hygiene practices. A few symptoms of jaundice include yellowing of the eyes, liver dysfunction, vomiting etc. It can be avoided by maintaining adequate hydration & eating a balanced diet.