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Unseasonal Rain - Host of illness

secluded hazards of unseasonal rain

With the city witnessing unseasonal showers this week, doctors have a word of caution for citizens regarding their health. This season can prove to be a health menace as there are various diseases that come with the rains and make us susceptible to many diseases which are commonly associated with this season. Dealing with these requires extra-careful precautions as most common illness is related to respiratory system and water and food borne diseases that cannot be overlooked.

Abrupt climate change impacts our health and wellbeing. It not only worsens several existing diseases and conditions, but also opens the door for new pests and pathogens to enter our environment. Climate change in the form of unseasonal rainfall also affects the air movement and quality thus promoting the growth of airborne allergens and pollution which causes significant damage to the human health. Another aspect of unseasonal rainfall is the damage caused to the crops resulting in food contamination and shortage. People who are the most affected and highly vulnerable to diseases due to natural climate fluctuations are children, elderly and the ailing population.

3hcare.in brings you the facility at your convenience to get yourself examined under the guidance of highly qualified doctors along with diagnosis of various diseases , the tests of which can be booked from our website and that too at discounted prices. You can avail different services regarding health issues from our website. We introduce you a platform where you can get yourself diagnosed, book a doctor’s appointment, book a bed in hospitals, or can go for second opinion. Thinking of your wellbeing, we here by state here all the symptoms of diseases which can affect you during this time period. Along with it, here are few preventions and cure:

Typhoid Fever

An infectious disease, also known as enteric fever or just typhoid, that spreads through contaminated food and water or through close contact with someone who is infected.

Symptoms include:

    • Sustained high fever
    • Headache
    • Malaise
    • loss of appetite
    • Either diarrhea or constipation
    • Abdominal discomfort

How to prevent?

    • Avoid drinking untreated water
    • Boil water for drinking (upon reaching boiling point, extend boiling for 2 or more minutes) or do water chlorination
    • Cook food well and always cover food to prevent contamination from flies and other insects
    • Avoid eating unsanitary street-vended foods. Wash hands with soap and water after using the toilet and before eating.
    • Keep surroundings clean to prevent breeding of flies
    • Get immunized with WHO pre-qualified oral injectable vaccines

Influenza

A viral infection that attacks the respiratory system. It is transmitted through contact with a person who coughs or sneezes, or with surfaces, material and clothing contaminated with the discharges of an infected person.

Young children, the elderly, pregnant women, and people who have weak immune system are at risk to this disease.

Signs include:

    • Fever
    • Headache
    • Runny nose
    • Sore throat
    • Cough
    • Muscle or joint pains

How to prevent?

    • Avoid crowded places
    • Cover mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing
    • Wash hands frequently
    • Annual flu vaccine
    • Minimize contact and distance yourself  from infected people

Dengue

A disease common with rains is transmitted through the bite of an Aedes mosquito. Dengue fever is potentially fatal and mainly affects children

Here are 6 ways to prevent dengue:

  1. Cover water drums and water pails at all times to prevent mosquitoes from breeding
  2. Replace water in flower vases once a week
  3. Clean all water containers once a week. Scrub the sides well to remove eggs of mosquitoes sticking to the sides
  4. Clean gutters of leaves and debris so that rainwater will not collect as breeding places of mosquitoes
  5. Puncture or cut old tires used as roof support to avoid accumulation of water
  6. Collect and dispose all unusable tin cans, jars, bottles, and other items that can collect and hold water.

This initiative was to aware you all about the precautions you need to know for yourself, your family and especially your kids. We hope this would be helpful to you in every aspect. We would be happy to help you if required please visit our website 3hcare.in for better assistance or you can call us on 1800-1100-45.

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