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9 Most Common Monsoon Diseases

Monsoon Diseases

Most of us wait for our favorite season i.e. Monsoon. It brings variety of things together like raindrops, relief from heat, samosas and Pakoras and plenty of diseases. Some call it flu season. So be alert because it is the time to implement a phrase:
“Prevention is better than Cure”
These diseases can be preventable while some need special attention of doctor i.e. medical attention as they can be fatal.

The lists of diseases which you need to watch out are:

1. Dengue:

This is a fever caused by female mosquito Aedes Algypti which usually bites a person in day time. It is also known as Break bone fever.

Symptoms:

 Joint pain
 Muscle pain
 Drastic fall in platelets count
 Headache
 Rash
 Abdominal pain
 Swelling

2. Chikungunya:

Chikungunya is caused by mosquitoes named Aedes Alpopictus born in stagnated water found in air conditioners, plants, utensils, pipes, coolers etc. It bites you at any time day or night.

Symptoms:

 Fever
 Chills
 Rashes
 Fatigue
 Headache
 Pain in joints
 Pain in eyes
 Muscle pain etc.

3. Influenza (cold/ flu):

It is a viral infection which affects our respiratory system. Commonly known as flu or cold. Don’t take this lightly as this can be deadly. It is contagious in nature.

Symptoms:

 High fever
 Muscle ache
 Chills
 Sweats
 Headache
 Sore throat
 Nasal congestion
 Cough etc.

4. Malaria:

It is most common disease during monsoon caused by female anopheles mosquito which breeds in waterlogged areas.

Symptoms:
 Fever
 Muscle pain
 Shivering
 weakness

5. Typhoid:

Typhoid is caused due to poor sanitation and known as water borne disease. It is a bacterial infection and can be fatal. Typhoid is caused by bacteria named Salmonella tophi.

Symptoms:
 High fever
 Vomiting
 Rashes
 Constipation
 Headaches
 Weakness
 Abdominal pain

6. Viral fever:

Its symptoms may confuse you. It is caused due to various viruses and its commonly caused by acute viral rhino pharyngitis and it is the most infectious disease.

Symptoms:
 Joint pain
 Cough
 Headache
 Skin rashes
 Diarrhea
 Nasal congestion
 Vomiting

7. Cholera:

Cholera is an infectious disease caused due to contaminated water which leads to dehydration and if not treated on time can lead to death. It also can be caused due to street food, raw fish, sea food etc.

Symptoms:
 Dehydration
 Vomiting
 Low blood pressure
 Thirst
 Cramps in muscles
 Dry mouth , throat, nose, eyelids

8. Leptospirosis:

Leptospirosis is a disease caused by Leptospira. It is found in fresh water ponds, soil, waterfalls which are infected by the germs of infected animal’s urine.

Symptoms:
 Chills
 High fever
 Fatigue
 Septic
 Pneumonitis
 Rashes
 Yellow eyes

9. Jaundice:

This is exactly not a disease but several possible symptoms indicate that it is an illness. In medical term yellowing of skin and eyes is defined as “Jaundice”.

Symptoms:
 yellowing of skin and eyes

Preventive measures to be adopted to protect you from this disease are as follows:

 Drink boil water
 Wash your hands
 Healthy & Balanced diet
 Vit C rich food
 Cover your mouth while sneezing
 Keep your surrounding clean
 Keep distance from infected person
 Use mosquito nets & repellants
 Wear full sleeves cloths
 Use separate hand towel etc.

Note: Medical information provided in article is intended only for information and should not be considered as medical advice.

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