Welcome Monsoon not the Diseases

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Welcome Monsoon not the Diseases

Finally, the ‘Rainy Season’ has arrived, and we know that you’ll are eager to soak yourself in the downpour. The ultimate joy of eating your favourite pakodas and chai while it’s raining outside is unparalleled. Getting wet while on your way to home from school and then making excuses to parents is something we all have done or still do! Nothing can replace the fun that monsoon brings along! However, sometimes, we forget to look on the downside of the rainy season! The joy of monsoon also accompanies some diseases, which can turn serious if we are not careful and our health can go for a toss. So, let’s take a look at some of the diseases that you need to be careful of: 

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Welcome Monsoon not the Diseases

Malaria: Malaria is one of the most common diseases in monsoons. Due to water logging in monsoons, the problem of mosquito breeding increases, and thus, the chances of getting infected by Malaria are much higher.  Precautions: You need to be extra careful, and make sure there is no water-logging in your area. Apply cream and cover yourself with a blanket before going to sleep. Consult your doctor if you feel weak and feverish.

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Welcome Monsoon not the Diseases

Typhoid: Typhoid is caused by consuming contaminated food and water. It is an infectious disease and can also prove to be a fatal. In some cases, even after the patient is cured, the infection still persists. Precautions: Avoid eating outside food and remain hydrated. Remember, prevention is always better than cure!liquico.com

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Welcome Monsoon not the Diseases

Cholera: Poor hygiene conditions and contaminated food and water also lead to cholera. Diarrhea and vomiting are the main symptoms of cholera. Precautions: Drink clean water and maintain proper hygiene to avoid cholera. Image source: 2.bp.blogspot.com

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Welcome Monsoon not the Diseases

Dengue: Dengue is another serious disease that is caused due to mosquitoes. Over the years, diseases have become serious and one must really take extra care to stay healthy and safe.   Precautions: Use proper mosquito repellents and creams to avoid becoming a victim of dengue. Image source: pakistantoday.com

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Welcome Monsoon not the Diseases

Hepatitis A: Although proper vaccination can save you from this disease, it is mainly caused by flies. It can also be caused by coming in direct contact with the patient. Precautions: Avoid eating food that is exposed to uncovered and exposed to flies. Image source: acupuncturesantacruz.net

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Welcome Monsoon not the Diseases

Leptospirosis: Leptospirosis is another common disease that is prevalent mainly during monsoons. The disease is caused by contaminated food, water and also by staying in dirty water or in floods during monsoons. Precautions: Be careful and do not step into stagnant water. Make sure your wounds are fully covered and cleaned on a regular basis. Open wounds can aggravate Leptospirosis. Also, ensure that you wash your feet properly during monsoons. Image source: whattoexpect.com

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Welcome Monsoon not the Diseases

Common Cold: Common cold is one of the common diseases in rainy season; probably that is why it is known as common cold. It is infectious but not that serious. You can catch the disease through others or by getting wet in rain. Precaution: Make sure you do not stay in rains for long. Avoid sharing stuff like handkerchiefs with your friends. Use your hands to cover your mouth when you sneeze, so that you do not spread your cold. Image source: phillipspharmacyblog.com

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