To majority of us, rain must have brought a great respite from this scorching heat but it also brings along a number of ailments that needs good precautions and care. Since this season has marked an early onset of monsoon, the rain water has become a ground for number of monsoon diseases.
Experts say that these diseases must be carefully looked upon and wisely treated because these are highly infectious and can sometimes prove to be fatal. Given below is the list of common monsoon diseases along with precautions.
When we talk about monsoon-related-ailments, Malaria tops the list. It happens due to the bite of a female anopheles mosquito that breeds in the logged rain water. Symptoms of malaria include high fever, shivering, dizziness, vomiting, nausea etc.
During the rainy season, make sure to clean your water tanks, coolers and storage water tanks at least twice a day. If you have water logged outside your home or in nearby locality, report it to the concerned department. If you notice growing number of insects, mosquitoes etc., spray the needed oxidants.
Diarrhea occurs due to poor or unhygienic consumption of food and water. This is a very common ailment that occurs to people during the monsoon season. The people who are fond of eating street food, junk food, or drinking water from the road side vendors etc are more prone to this disease.
One should always have a hygienic diet in order to prevent the condition of diarrhea. Make sure to clean your hands before and after taking your meal. Especially during the rainy season, you should strictly avoid street food, road side beverages and junk stuff. Drinking boiled water kills the germs and bacteria that may be present in your body.
Dengue is a dangerous disease which is caused by the bite of a mosquito. Dengue is only caused when there is stagnated water in your coolers, road sides, water tanks etc. It is caused due to unhygienic environmental conditions which becomes as the breeding ground for the flies and mosquitoes.
As soon as the rainy season approaches, cover yourself from head to toe. Keep a regular check on the cleanliness of your home and surroundings. Take proper measures to prevent breeding of mosquitoes and use good quality repellants.
Cholera is considered as another deadly disease that mainly catches during the monsoon season. It occurs due to poor sanitation facilities and unhygienic conditions. The common symptoms includes itching on the body, body rashes, prolonged fever and sneezing, shivering, vomiting.
The best precaution to prevent cholera is to regularly wash hands with soap. Drink bottled water, have hygienic and properly cooked and hot served nutritious food. To prevent cholera, you should be careful before taking any dairy products.
Thus we can consider monsoon to be a boon and bane. The above mentioned diseases can be prevented if you are careful and cautious about your wellbeing. So welcome monsoon but never welcome monsoon-ailments.