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Posted on Apr 19, 2022

Monsoon Diseases: Prevention is better than Cure

Monsoon time can be defined as a period where one is susceptible to suffer from fever, cough, cold and flu. However, at the same time, there are other vector-borne diseases that are there and can cause complications if ignored.

Monsoon Diseases:

  • Malaria– It is a mosquito-borne disease caused by a parasite. People with malaria often experience fever, chills, and flu-like illness.
  • Diarrhea– It can is because of viruses, bacteria or parasitic infestations. These pathogens get ingested by mouth through contaminated foodstuff.
  • Dengue – It is a disease caused by viruses that are transmitted to people by mosquitoes. Dengue usually causes fever (high, about 104 F-105 F),
  • Chikungunya – It is transmitted similarly to dengue fever and causes an illness with an acute febrile phase lasting two to five days, followed by a longer period of joint pains
  • Typhoid- Prolonged high-grade fever lasting for more than five days accompanied by a headache, diarrhea and abdominal pain;
  • Others disease also include fevers, cholera, jaundice and stomach infections.

Prevention is better than cure!

Prevention becomes imperative in such cases. There are few guidelines are used to protect you from these ailments:

  • Protect from mosquitoes by having adequate repellents in your house.
  • Mostly wear clothing that protects you from mosquitoes with minimum skin exposure.
  • Avoid eating outside food, stick to homemade food and hygienic water.
  • Make sure that your house and surroundings are kept clean.
  • Use a covered dustbin
  • Repair any tears in the screens on your windows, doors.
  • Use sunscreen put it on first, about 20 minutes before applying the repellent.
  • Get rid of old tires in your yard.
  • Empty outdoor flower pots regularly or store them upside down so that they can’t collect water.
  • In infants and newborn, better would be to use mosquito nets but if one has to apply, one can apply repellants over cots or bedside rails or on a handkerchief and keep near the baby.