Protect Yourself From Monsoon Diseases
Monsoons are the best time to bring out the child hidden in you. Right from venturing out on the streets to get drenched, to making paper boats and seeing them float in the water, to eating street food, monsoons are the best time to have fun.
Yet, along with a lot of relief and freshness, monsoon also brings with itself, diseases that could kill the joy of the season for you. This is the time when mosquitoes breed, when viral diseases spread through touch and food, and when getting drenched can leave you with cold and fever. Monsoons are the time when hospital beds are filled and doctors ask people to be careful. A few diseases you should watch out for are,
- Viral fever: Fever from viruses in the air and water causing fatigue, chills, body aches.
- Influenza (Cold and Flu): A contagious monsoon disease which affects the upper respiratory tract (nose and throat).
- Skin diseases: Monsoons bring with them a range of skin infections that you should be careful of.
- Malaria: A common water-borne disease spread by the female Anopheles mosquito, which breeds on contaminated water.
- Typhoid: Another water-borne bacterial infection caused from consumption of contaminated food or water. This infection is known to stay in the gallbladder even after the disease is cured.
- Dengue: Being bitten by the tiger mosquito (Aedes Aegypti), which has black and white stripes and typically bites early in the morning, causes dengue, which can turn fatal if not treated in time.
- Cholera: A deadly bacterial disease caused by contaminated food and water and also poor hygienic conditions. If deprived of immediate medical attention, it can lead to death within hours.
- Hepatitis A: A highly contagious liver infection caused due to 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 water sources can get contaminated by the monsoon rains.
It is important to keep yourself protected from these seasonal diseases so that you can make the most of the season with your loved ones. We, at Premier, recommend carrying your own water wherever you go and keeping yourself well-hydrated. To avoid skin infections, cover yourself well before walking out of your house. Avoid eating roadside food, and do not avoid your doctor if you do not feel well. Don’t forget to carry an umbrella with you!
We also wish to remind you that Premier Hospitals are ready to help, if you need us.
About the Hospital
Since the inception of Premier Hospital in 1991 till today, we have grown to unprecedented levels, due to our excellence in medical sciences and healthcare. Premier Hospital is the creation of Dr Mahesh Marda and when it was first established, was only a small, 30-bed hospital facility. Back then, we provided only secondary care to patients, but that certainly has changed in the present landscape, with the addition of our Critical care and Emergency services.
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