For us monsoons is all about hot cup of tea and snacks, retro music in the background and the pitter-patter of the raindrops on your window pane.
But this picture perfect situation goes out of the window as soon as you step out. You need to know about 10 monsoon diseases that you need to look out this monsoon. While some are easily treatable a few can be life threatening.
Most Common Monsoon Disease # 1: Malaria
In the list of top common monsoon ailments, malaria takes the number one spot. Female anopheles mosquito causes malaria; they usually breed in waterlogged areas. Thus, clean your water tank frequently to avoid the risk of malaria. The common symptoms of malaria are fever, shivers, muscle pain and weakness.
Most Common Monsoon Disease # 2: Diarrhoea
This is another common ailment during monsoon, which is caused due to unhygienic consumption or handling of foods and water. There are two main types of diarrhoea - acute diarrhoea and chronic diarrhoea. Both of these are highly preventable and treatable. In order to prevent this bowel problem, maintain proper hygiene, wash hands before handling food and drink only boiled water.
Most Common Monsoon Disease # 3: Dengue
Dengue fever is a monsoon ailments caused by mosquitoes. The common symptoms of dengue are fever, body aches, joint pain and rash. Tiger mosquito causes this monsoon ailment. To avoid being a victim of tiger mosquito, use insect repellent and cover yourself properly with clothes.