Say No to Infections this Monsoon Season

By:Vasudha Bhat, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Jul 02, 2014

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Although it seems to be impossible to forgo the temptation of getting drenched in the rain, it can take a toll on your health. Remember, monsoon brings with it a lot of diseases.
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    Enjoy the Rain

    While monsoon is just round the corner, people are getting ready to rejoice the heat-relieving weather. For most of us, rains bring an invigorating experience. However, best things in the world are no more free and the season of monsoon also comes with a price tag. The monsoon rains can create havoc in our lives with the number of diseases which come along with it. To stay safe you must first know the diseases which you become prone to in the season and then be completely aware of the remedies to prevent them. Here we give you diseases which you become vulnerable to and their preventive measures.

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    Malaria

    The most common of all diseases that attack you in the rainy season is malaria. The disease spreads through female anopheles mosquitoe which breed in water clogged areas.

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    Prevention

    The best way to prevent the disease is to save yourself from mosquito bites. Use mosquito repellents and sleep under nets at night. Don’t let water stagnate around your house and use DDT in the drains. Never ignore the signs of malaria and seek medical attention as soon as you see the signs.

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    Cholera

    Cholera is another disease that can cost you your life. The disease usually spreads in rainy season through contaminated water and food. Poor hygienic conditions in and out of the house can spread the disease. Places with bad sanitation facilities become more vulnerable to the disease.

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    Prevention

    Getting vaccinated is the best remedy which lasts for 6 months. Boil the water before drinking and maintain healthy hygienic conditions in the home. If a person catches cholera, oral rehydration must be given immediately. Timely treatment is a must for the patient because a delay in medical attention can cost lives.

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    Typhoid

    A person can catch the disease via consumption of infected water or food. The most dreaded thing about the disease is that even after a person has been cured, the infection can still persist in the patient’s gall bladder leading to loss of life.

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    Prevention

    A person who is suffering from the disease must stay away from other members of the family as the infection is communicable in nature. Taking vaccination to prevent the disease is a must during monsoon. Also, the fluid intake must be increases to keep the disease at bay.

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    Hepatitis A

    The disease is mostly caused by flies and also by coming in contact with a person who is already suffering from the ailment.

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    Prevention

    To prevent the fatal disease, taking vaccination is very essential. A hepatitis A patient must be given complete bed rest and should consume a high calorie diet.

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    Cold

    Cold is the most common health problem during monsoon season. A person of any age group can be attacked by cold in this season. Fever, sore throat, and constant sneezing are some of the symptoms of cold.

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    Prevention

    The best way to save yourself from the wrath of this infection is to avoid getting drenched in the rain. Switch air-conditioners to normal temperature and avoid eating frozen foods.

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