This line of the song always makes me realize how a little child also knew that at one point soothing, cozy rain turns into a cause of malaria and other hazardous diseases. The relative ratio of diseases in rainy season is way more significant than the rest of the seasons. Health product industries must be earning more in the rainy season.

 
But, this is not what we need to think of.

 

What should matter to us more is to be aware of the existence of diseases in rainy season, their types and causes along with the primary care we need to take to stay away from the conditions in the rainy season.

 

Let us know about all the dangerous and most prevalent diseases in rainy season :

Malaria:

One of the most common and highly widespread conditions in rainy season is Malaria. Specific species of mosquito causes sickness. These species breed in the stored and dirty water and rainy season make sure that they do not fall short of water supply. The most of the causes of malaria are originated from a female mosquito.

Fever, headache, body ache, sweating and chilling are the typical symptoms of malaria. Let us see a few preventive measures to stay away from one of the most prevalent diseases in rainy season, malaria:

Primary precautionary measures like wearing full sleeve clothes, using a mosquito net, carrying and applying mosquito repellent lotion on the body, will keep you away from most of the causes of malaria. Storing dirty water in the vicinity should be avoided.



Dengue:

Dengue is one of those diseases in rainy season which has got honest attention from medical and health bodies across India. This diseases caused havoc a few years ago in the country. The species of mosquito which carries the virus of dengue is known as tiger mosquito; and as most of us know, these mosquitoes do not bite at night. These mosquitoes are active early in the morning or at dawn.

Symptoms of dengue are-  Joint and muscle pain, headache, tiredness, fever, etc. In case Dengue enters a severe stage, it is called as Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF). Children below ten years of age are vulnerable to DHF. The symptoms of DHF are bleeding, abdominal pain, and circulatory collapse.

Just as other preventive measures we take to stay away from diseases in rainy season, in case of Dengue also we have to make sure we stay out of the reach of the virus-carrying mosquitoes.

Wearing full sleeve clothes is definitely on those measures. The thing to remember here is dengue breeds in clean water too.



Typhoid:

One of the most existing waterborne diseases in rainy season is typhoid. Bacteria called Salmonella causes typhoid. Typhoid is caused by contaminated food or water. This disease can be diagnosed by testing blood, stool cultures, and bone marrow.

Symptoms-

High fever, headache, vomit, and severe abdominal pain. Drinking clean water, better sanitation is the primary preventive measures we all can take.



Cholera:

Cholera is one of those diseases in rainy season which is caused to due to bacteria.  Consuming contaminated food and water and not maintaining clean atmosphere around you would most certainly lead to Cholera.

Typical symptoms of Cholera are watery stool and vomiting. Diarrhea is one of the reasons why cholera become so painful, as it leads to water loss and severe dehydration; muscle cramps and electrolyte imbalance is another result of cholera.

This disease in rainy season requires immediate treatment as a person might die within a few hours too. Drinking clean water and maintaining hygiene are the primary preventive measures we can take to stay away and safe from one of the lethal diseases in rainy season, Cholera.



Viral fever:

Viral Fever is of the most common diseases in rainy season. Sudden changes in the weather usually lead to viral fever. Its typical symptoms are fatigue, cold, body aches, and fever. Viral fever is a contagious disease, and it spreads by coming into physical contact with infected people. Viral fever can last for 3 to 7 days.

To stay safe from this disease, we better not get wet in the rain or stay in damp or moist clothes for a long time. Washing hands clean, consuming enough amount of Vit C are a few preventive measures.



Influenza:

Influenza or cold and flu or common cold are very much prevalent during monsoon season. This is a contagious disease, and it spreads in the air. Influenza virus affects our upper respiratory tract leading to a runny nose, throat pain or throat itching; soreness and fever are typical too.

Thought it is one of the common diseases in rainy season, it is better to consult the physician. We can prevent common cold by having a healthy and nutritious diet which will boost the immune system and provide all the necessary body strength.



Gastroenteritis:

Gastroenteritis and food poisoning bacteria spread faster in high humidity. The typical symptoms of gastroenteritis are stomach pain/ cramps, vomiting or diarrhea, and nausea. Along with these come weakness and tiredness in the body. Due to diarrhea, the body loses water content. Hence one must keep the body hydrated by drinking more liquid.

Consuming ORS, apples, banana, rice and coconut water is helpful as these are easy to digest. The infected person should try not to consume raw food items like a green salad. Roadside food is anyway not healthy for human body and hence must be out of the list.

Above mentioned are a few of the diseases in rainy season which are common, typical but still hazardous to the human body. We can not ignore these diseases just because they are quite expected during the rainy season.

Plus, do not try to treat any symptom on your own; consult the physician. During monsoon season, having a little fever might also lead to lethal diseases like Dengue; do not try to underestimate any of the usual or unusual symptoms.

Let us enjoy the lovable season of monsoon but let us not forget another side of it.

Enjoying rain with your loved ones, visiting waterfalls and going on a long ride is all amazing for sure but make sure you take necessary precautions while enjoying the rain.

Stay dry, eat healthily, take enough rest and drink clean water to stay away from the dangerous diseases in rainy season.

 

Let's follow Gene Kelly and sing a happy rain song and stay healthy.

 

“I'm singin' in the rain, just singin' in the rain

What a glorious feeling I'm happy again.”

 


This line of the song always makes me realize how a little child also knew that at one point soothing, cozy rain turns into a cause of malaria and other hazardous diseases. The relative ratio of diseases in rainy season is way more significant than the rest of the seasons. Health product industries must be earning more in the rainy season.

 
But, this is not what we need to think of.

 

What should matter to us more is to be aware of the existence of diseases in rainy season, their types and causes along with the primary care we need to take to stay away from the conditions in the rainy season.

 

Let us know about all the dangerous and most prevalent diseases in rainy season :

Malaria:

One of the most common and highly widespread conditions in rainy season is Malaria. Specific species of mosquito causes sickness. These species breed in the stored and dirty water and rainy season make sure that they do not fall short of water supply. The most of the causes of malaria are originated from a female mosquito.

Fever, headache, body ache, sweating and chilling are the typical symptoms of malaria. Let us see a few preventive measures to stay away from one of the most prevalent diseases in rainy season, malaria:

Primary precautionary measures like wearing full sleeve clothes, using a mosquito net, carrying and applying mosquito repellent lotion on the body, will keep you away from most of the causes of malaria. Storing dirty water in the vicinity should be avoided.



Dengue:

Dengue is one of those diseases in rainy season which has got honest attention from medical and health bodies across India. This diseases caused havoc a few years ago in the country. The species of mosquito which carries the virus of dengue is known as tiger mosquito; and as most of us know, these mosquitoes do not bite at night. These mosquitoes are active early in the morning or at dawn.

Symptoms of dengue are-  Joint and muscle pain, headache, tiredness, fever, etc. In case Dengue enters a severe stage, it is called as Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF). Children below ten years of age are vulnerable to DHF. The symptoms of DHF are bleeding, abdominal pain, and circulatory collapse.

Just as other preventive measures we take to stay away from diseases in rainy season, in case of Dengue also we have to make sure we stay out of the reach of the virus-carrying mosquitoes.

Wearing full sleeve clothes is definitely on those measures. The thing to remember here is dengue breeds in clean water too.



Typhoid:

One of the most existing waterborne diseases in rainy season is typhoid. Bacteria called Salmonella causes typhoid. Typhoid is caused by contaminated food or water. This disease can be diagnosed by testing blood, stool cultures, and bone marrow.

Symptoms-

High fever, headache, vomit, and severe abdominal pain. Drinking clean water, better sanitation is the primary preventive measures we all can take.



Cholera:

Cholera is one of those diseases in rainy season which is caused to due to bacteria.  Consuming contaminated food and water and not maintaining clean atmosphere around you would most certainly lead to Cholera.

Typical symptoms of Cholera are watery stool and vomiting. Diarrhea is one of the reasons why cholera become so painful, as it leads to water loss and severe dehydration; muscle cramps and electrolyte imbalance is another result of cholera.

This disease in rainy season requires immediate treatment as a person might die within a few hours too. Drinking clean water and maintaining hygiene are the primary preventive measures we can take to stay away and safe from one of the lethal diseases in rainy season, Cholera.



Viral fever:

Viral Fever is of the most common diseases in rainy season. Sudden changes in the weather usually lead to viral fever. Its typical symptoms are fatigue, cold, body aches, and fever. Viral fever is a contagious disease, and it spreads by coming into physical contact with infected people. Viral fever can last for 3 to 7 days.

To stay safe from this disease, we better not get wet in the rain or stay in damp or moist clothes for a long time. Washing hands clean, consuming enough amount of Vit C are a few preventive measures.



Influenza:

Influenza or cold and flu or common cold are very much prevalent during monsoon season. This is a contagious disease, and it spreads in the air. Influenza virus affects our upper respiratory tract leading to a runny nose, throat pain or throat itching; soreness and fever are typical too.

Thought it is one of the common diseases in rainy season, it is better to consult the physician. We can prevent common cold by having a healthy and nutritious diet which will boost the immune system and provide all the necessary body strength.



Gastroenteritis:

Gastroenteritis and food poisoning bacteria spread faster in high humidity. The typical symptoms of gastroenteritis are stomach pain/ cramps, vomiting or diarrhea, and nausea. Along with these come weakness and tiredness in the body. Due to diarrhea, the body loses water content. Hence one must keep the body hydrated by drinking more liquid.

Consuming ORS, apples, banana, rice and coconut water is helpful as these are easy to digest. The infected person should try not to consume raw food items like a green salad. Roadside food is anyway not healthy for human body and hence must be out of the list.

Above mentioned are a few of the diseases in rainy season which are common, typical but still hazardous to the human body. We can not ignore these diseases just because they are quite expected during the rainy season.

Plus, do not try to treat any symptom on your own; consult the physician. During monsoon season, having a little fever might also lead to lethal diseases like Dengue; do not try to underestimate any of the usual or unusual symptoms.

Let us enjoy the lovable season of monsoon but let us not forget another side of it.

Enjoying rain with your loved ones, visiting waterfalls and going on a long ride is all amazing for sure but make sure you take necessary precautions while enjoying the rain.

Stay dry, eat healthily, take enough rest and drink clean water to stay away from the dangerous diseases in rainy season.

 

Let's follow Gene Kelly and sing a happy rain song and stay healthy.

 

“I'm singin' in the rain, just singin' in the rain

What a glorious feeling I'm happy again.”

 

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