With the arrival of full-fledged monsoon, people have to become more cautious as this season brings the high risks of catching an infection and falling sick. According to studies, the risk of incurring viral and bacterial infections is two times higher than any other season. Due to the hot temperature and high dampness content in the air helps to grow harmful microorganisms, which leads to various types of infections, including skin infections too.
Here is a list of some common types of monsoon infections along with the prevention tips are as follows:
Mosquito-borne diseases like dengue and malaria are quite common during this season. Heavy rains lead to stagnant water, which helps the perfect breeding spot for mosquitoes.
It is best not to let the rainwater clogged anywhere in your surroundings to counter such diseases. Keep your body protected by wearing full sleeves clothes, using mosquito repellents, can save you from the mosquito bite.
Cold and flu
Cold and flu are the most common monsoon infections. No matter how much we take care of ourselves, we get sick at least once or twice during this season. At this time, cold and flu are common due to the high amount of pathogens in the air.
Do not come in close contact with people who have cold and flu. If any member of the house has it, use precautions like wear masks, use separate towels, utensils, and wash your hands frequently. Besides this, consume highly nutritious foods to strengthen your immunity. By doing this, your body can fight germs and can protect you from any viral infections.
Monsoon infection also includes diseases like cholera. It is a water-borne infection, which affects the gastrointestinal tract causes intense dehydration and diarrhea. So, drink boiled, clean or purified water that can keep the germs at bay and keep you safe.
Typhoid is another water-borne ailment in the monsoon season. It can cause fever, turns skin yellowish, and affect the liver. Maintaining proper hygiene and sanitation and also using pure or clean water can keep typhoid at bay. Avoid consuming any open water-based beverage from outside and always carry your water bottle whenever you step out.
Hepatitis A causes due to water and contaminated food, which affects the liver mainly. Some common symptoms of this infection are vomiting, fever, and rash. Maintaining proper hygiene can get rid of the risk of this condition.