With the rain comes flooded roads, traffic, pollution and a whole host of diseases.
And if we are not careful and protected, we will be sure to get one of these 5 diseases that are easy to catch during the rainy season.
Here they are;
1.Cold And Cough
Commonly caused by rhinoviruses, a cold starts with an inflammation of the throat then it is followed by a runny nose.
Prolonged colds later lead to a cough.
Though these two may seem common if left untreated, they may lead to serious illnesses like sinusitis and bronchitis.
And if you have been struck by the virus, make sure to take lots of water and vitamin C.
Constant colds and coughs, accompanied by fever, headache, or body aches, is usually caused by a kind of microorganism known as the flu virus.
This virus usually affects the respiratory system, so it is important you get to a doctor once you notice a symptom, before complications develop.
Scabies is a skin infection caused by the Sarcoptes Scabiei parasite.
The presence of this parasite causes itching and leave rashes on your skin.
If you leave it untreated, these mites can make the surface of your skin their home. There are oral and cream medications that you can use to stop scabies, as prescribed by your physician.
4. Athlete’s Foot
Athlete’s foot is caused by Flood water that contains Fungus. It is a skin infection that makes the skin flaky, cracked and later leads to sores.
You can use Antifungal topical solutions to get rid of the fungus that causes athlete’s foot.
Cholera is an intestinal infection caused by a bacterium called Vibrio Cholerae.
A person can contract Cholera by consuming contaminated food and water. Symptoms include Diarrhea, vomiting, and in extreme cases, it can lead to dehydration.
When suffering from Cholera, it is important that you replace all the fluids your body loses. Consult your doctor if the symptoms persist for more than three days.
Stay safe out there this Rainy season and see that you don’t contract these diseases.
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