While rain after a hot and humid day can be a desirable thing; the fact cannot be denied that rain could bring in some rainy season diseases. During monsoons our immune system is weakened, this results in many water-borne diseases. However, we should all be aware of why our body is vulnerable during rainy season or, how we can be safe and protected
Rainy Season Precautions!
This climatic change causes different types of monsoon diseases, some of the common diseases along with the rainy season health care tips are as follows:
Cold and Flu:
The drastic fluctuation of temperature which happens during this rainy season makes the body susceptible to bacterial and viral attack, resulting in cold and flu. This is the most common form of viral infections. Hence to protect the body, one should consume highly nutritious foods and strengthen the immunity. By this the body can fight germs by producing antibodies against the released toxins.
Mosquito Borne Diseases:
Malaria and monsoon go hand in hand. When rain, water remains clogged, it helps the mosquitoes breeding process. The spread of malaria can be prevented by keeping such clogged areas clean.
Dengue fever can be very painful and life-threatening. Although this disease is caused by the dengue virus, the carrier here is the mosquito and thus keeping the body protected from any form of mosquito bite can ensure safety.
This is a water borne infection, caused by many strains of bacteria called Vibrio cholera. Cholera affects the gastrointestinal tract causing severe dehydration and diarrhea. Hence, drink boiled, treated or purified water can keep the germs at bay.
Typhoid fever is a result of contaminated food and water. This is yet another bacterial infection caused by Salmonella typhi. Maintaining proper hygiene and sanitation and at the same time using clean water is recommended.
This infection is caused by contaminated food and water which mainly affects the liver. Some common Hepatitis A symptoms seen are fever, vomiting, rash, etc. Maintaining proper hygiene can cover the risk of this condition.
The hot, humid and wet weather makes it favorable for the micro-organisms to reproduce and multiply. This also results in many respiratory tract diseases and skin infections too.