Monsoon comes with a breath of fresh air after the torturous, scorching heat, of summer. It relieves so many who are constantly on the go for their jobs and into agriculture. It is a breeze of revival for the life that the heat sucks out of people. But along with all the freshness monsoon brings waterborne and airborne diseases that could pose a threat to those with a weak immune system.
Given below are the common diseases monsoon brings along, that you need to protect yourself from,
- Viral fever: Fever caused by viruses in the air and water. Its symptoms are fatigue, chills, body aches and fever.
- Influenza (Cold and Flu): A communicable disease which infects the upper respiratory tract, specifically, the nose and the throat.
- Malaria: One of the most common water-borne diseases spread by the female Anopheles mosquito, which breeds on contaminated water.
- Typhoid: A water-borne bacterial infection caused due to consumption of contaminated food or water, with the faeces of an infected person. The infection stays in the gallbladder even after the disease is cured.
- Dengue: A disease caused by the biting of tiger mosquito (Aedes Aegypti), which has black and white stripes and typically bites early in the morning, the disease has the potential to turn fatal if not treated in time.
- Cholera: A deadly bacterial disease caused by contaminated food and water and also poor hygienic conditions. The disease requires immediate medical attention because it can lead to death within hours.
- Hepatitis A: A very contagious liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus, it is a waterborne viral infection. Jaundice is one of the diseases that is caused because of Hepatitis A.
- Gastroenteritis: Gastroenteritis and food poisoning are common during the monsoon season because the humidity helps the bacteria that causes the disease to grow and spread.
- Skin diseases: With the monsoons also come a range of skin diseases that you need to be prepared for.
It is important to keep yourself protected from these diseases so that you can make the most of the season with your loved ones. We, at Sunshine, urge our readers and patients to carry your own water wherever you go, keep yourself well hydrated, and cover yourself properly before stepping out of your house. We also suggest avoiding roadside food as it happens to be more hygienic and infectious than any other food.
We wish for you to have a pleasant season, without any rounds to the hospital, and even if you need a hospital, you know Sunshine has your back. Sunshine Hospitals are monsoon ready for any eventuality.
About Sunshine Hospitals:
A Multi Super Speciality Institution, 500 bedded Sunshine Hospitals (Paradise Circle, Secunderabad) is promoted by globally reputed Joint Replacement Surgeon Dr. AV Gurava Reddy (Orthopedic Doctor) and like-minded associates who share the objective of making world-standard healthcare available, affordable and accessible to the common man.