Monsoon is the favorite season for everyone; it brings rains and relief from the sweltering summer heat. However, it is also a favorable season for bacterial and viral infections and significantly impacts our immunity. Most children are affected by various disorders during this rainy season because their immune system is weakened. Monsoon diseases are typhoid, common cold, flu, dengue, malaria, cholera, and fungal infections. Everyone should follow the below-given prevention tips to protect themselves from deadly diseases and strengthen immunity.
Tips to Prevent Common Monsoon Diseases
1. Viral Infections
The low immune system responds to bacterial and viral attacks, resulting in flu and cold that can be transmitted from one person to another through the infected person's body fluids. So, people should consume highly nutritious foods to safeguard the body, which helps fight germs by producing antibodies against the released toxins.
- Use alcohol-based hand sanitizers before going out in open venues
- Wash your hands with soap and water
- Avoid consuming food from street vendors
Mosquitoes cause malaria. When rainwater remains clogged, it assists in more mosquito reproduction.
- To avoid malaria, use insecticide-treated mosquito nets
- Clean accumulation of dirty water
- Use mosquito repellent lotions, devices, and creams.
Vibrio cholera bacteria breed this water-borne infection called cholera. It affects the human gastrointestinal tract, which can cause severe dehydration and diarrhea.
So, drink purified and boiled water during this season that can keep the germs at bay.
Dengue is a prevalent monsoon infection caused by the dengue virus, which typically attacks at dawn and breeds clean, stagnant water. To prevent this infection,
- Remove and clean dirty water
- Infected people should stay away from mosquito
- Use mosquito repellents
This is yet another bacterial infection and is highly contagious. It's caused by a bacterium called Salmonella typhi. It is easily spread from one person to another through drinking or eating the bacteria in contaminated food or water. So, people should follow below given tips to protect themselves,
- Clean your hands with soap after sneezing, coughing, before and after handling foods, before and after using the toilet
- Drink boiled and filtered water
- Maintain good personal hygiene
- Avoid outside foods