The much-awaited monsoon is here, people love monsoons for the cooling touch that it brings after the harsh summers. Monsoon season brings immense happiness & cheers to us but simultaneously it makes a favourable environment for the growth of different viruses and bacteria giving rise to numerous air and water-borne diseases.
Every monsoon, the risk of catching several diseases is extremely high because of unhygienic conditions as well as not adhering to basic preventive measures. Most of these monsoon diseases remain undiagnosed till they progress to undesirable complications.
The moisture present in the air and the accumulated rainwater are highly suitable ambiance for mosquito breeding that may lead to varied life-threatening illnesses. In fact, in monsoons, our immune system also gets weakened, due to which we are more likely susceptible to various ailments.
This is why early diagnosis & treatment of ailments in the rainy season is vital, making the difference between life and death. For all your diagnostic and healthcare needs you can approach Matrix Diagnostic Center in Hyderabad, where you can get reliable and accurate diagnostic services at very affordable prices.
Flu, fever are some of them which can be easily treatable, while some of them are deadly and if proper diagnostic tests and treatment are not taken they could turn fatal in near future. Matrix also offers you various blood tests in Hyderabad for various illnesses.
Here are the 5 most common monsoon diseases, crucial diagnostic tests that you should be aware of, and also it is also advisable to be informed about the preventive measures of these diseases & precautions that you & your family can take as well.
Malaria is one of the most common diseases of monsoon season and is caused by the bite of the female Anopheles mosquito and reproduces in stagnant water. It is a fever accompanied by chills, body aches, and sweats.
Symptoms of the disease occur in a cycle that occurs in malaria parasites as they develop and multiply in the human body. The best way to prevent malaria is to clean the water tank and keep the environment clean.
Tests for the detection of malaria fever are recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a malaria parasite test, microscopy, and rapid test for the detection of antigen. Once this has been done, malaria treatment can begin.
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It’s a water-borne disease, it is commonly caused due to poor sanitation. Poor sanitation means the consumption of food and water that is boiled or stored in bad sanitation. S.typhi is a bacterium that causes typhoid fever.
The fever is accompanied by severe abdominal pain, diarrhea, fatigue, and headaches. The fever rises over a certain period of time, step by step, and then falls off the next morning. Always carry hand sanitizers, avoid street food and drink plenty of fluid to prevent typhoid.
The basic test for typhoid is blood culture. Rapid typhoid agglutination Typhi IGM and Widal agglutination is the second common test to detect typhoid.
It is a viral infection caused by the bite of the female Aedes aegypti mosquito. Sudden high fever, severe headaches, severe muscle pain, rash, appetite loss, and fatigue are some of the most common symptoms of dengue fever. The dreaded dengue fever has proven to be life-threatening in many cases.
The sudden spread of the disease has in some cases been attributed to irregular rainfall and high humidity. The best way to prevent dengue is to use mosquito repellents and growing insect repellent plants such as citronella.
Various tests can be carried out on people suspected of having the disease. A decline in platelets is the first indication of dengue fever. Thus regular monitoring is essential.
Common tests that can be conducted are Complete Blood Count, CBC, NS1 dengue antigen, and Dengue IgM. All the dengue blood & antigen tests in Hyderabad are available at Matrix Diagnostics.
It is mainly caused by mosquitoes that live in stagnant water in air conditioners, coolers, plants, dishes, and water pipes. The disease is transmitted through the bite of an infected Aedes albopictus mosquito.
Mosquitoes bite not only at night but also in the blazing sun. Fever is associated with several symptoms such as vomiting, rash, nausea, and joint pain. Cleaning surfaces and using insect repellent is easy to prevent the disease.
The Aedes virus isolation is the best & most definitive test though it takes 1 to 2 weeks for completion. The Chikungunya IgM test could also be done.
- Hepatitis A
The isolated virus originates from an infection with the hepatitis A virus (HAV). This type of hepatitis A is transmitted by eating food or water contaminated with fecal matter. Symptoms of fever include mild fever, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and loss of appetite.
It is also advisable to wash your hands thoroughly after going to the toilet if you come into contact with the blood, stools, or other bodily fluids of an infected person. Avoiding unclean food and water can help prevent hepatitis A.
A diagnosis can be made through blood tests that detect viral antigens such as hepatitis and IgM antibodies.
- Drinking clean water only is a preventive measure against water-borne diseases such as typhoid fever, jaundice, gastroenteritis, and diarrhea that are common because of contamination of drinking water sources. It is a good idea to only drink boiled water or purified water.
- Use a separate towel to prevent the transmission of pathogenic bacteria.
- Cover your mouth & nose with a handkerchief when coughing or sneezing.
- Use nets and mosquito repellents and nets.
- Keep your garments dry & clean to avoid catching viral and fungal infections…
- Avoid roadside foods made from contaminated water that can cause diarrhea.
- Use hand sanitizer very often.
In order to enjoy the monsoon, it is important to get healthy. It is advisable to undergo full-body health checkups and regular blood tests to be sure of your health and to obtain an early diagnosis of the disease in its early stages.
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