Here are some common monsoon diseases that affect us
Water borne diseases- caused due to drinking contaminated water by micro organisms.
- Sore throat
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis E
Air borne diseases – caused by breathing infected pathogens expelled by infected persons through coughing, sneezing and talking.
- Flu or influenza
- Chicken pox
- Pertussis (whooping cough)
- Pulmonary Tuberculosis
- H1N1 flu or swine flu
Food borne disease- caused due to intake of contaminated with bacteria, viruses, parasites and chemicals.
- Food poisoning
Mosquito borne diseases- caused due to some mosquito bite
- Zika virus
- West Nile virus
- Respiratory tract infections
- Eye infection (conjunctivitis)
- Gastro intestinal infections
- Urinary tract infections
- Skin and scalp infections
- Fungal infections
- Pneumonia (lung infection)
- Several allergies
- Increase in pains like joint pains.
Preventing Monsoon Diseases :
We can prevent monsoon diseases by following few tips and with extra care. Here are few tips to follow to prevent illnesses in monsoon
- Eat healthy diet, have hot soups, fresh fruits and vegetables and be hydrated to improve immunity and to flush away toxins from the body.
- Keep your house and surroundings clean to avoid infections and allergies.
- People should avoid being and playing around stagnant water as it is breeding ground for mosquitoes.
- Carry rain gears when you go out to avoid drenching in rain and it helps to stay away from cold and cough.
- If you got drenched in water, take a hot water shower to avoid skin and scalp infections.
- Wash your hands and feet frequently and keep them dry to avoid germs, bacteria and other skin infections.
- Avoid eating junk food or road side food in monsoon to avoid food borne diseases.
- Children should avoid keeping hands near mouth, eyes and ears to avoid several infections and allergies.
- Keep your house dry to avoid falling and injuries.
- Adjust room temperatures at night times to avoid cold weather.
- Apply mosquito repellent cream on skin to avoid mosquito borne diseases.
- Avoid crowded areas to avoid air borne diseases.