Monsoon season and viral fever come hand in hand

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Monsoon season and viral fever come hand in hand

A person who is infected with viral fever can take up to fourteen days to recover with full energy

Monsoon season and viral fever come hand in hand

Every year, when you enjoy the cold breeze and drizzling during the rainy season, you need to stay aware of all the health hazards arriving  with it. Viral fever is one of the most common infections people are getting in contact with nowadays. Viral is normally a reaction to the exposure of viruses and bacteria your body has come in contact with.

It is not easy to run away from viral fever, normal fever can go away in 2-3 days but a person who is infected with viral fever can take upto fourteen days to recover with full energy.

Causes-

Dr Ubaidullah Shaikh, MD Pediatrician says, “The viral fever is obviously an infection caused by viruses,” He also mentioned different ways through which viruses can be transmitted through:

Inhalation: When the virus is present in air, a person can easily be infected by viral fever, if an infected person has coughed or sneezed in the room without covering their mouth and taking proper care, surroundings can be infected and can cause fever to healthy people. This can be named an airborne infection.

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Ingestion: Contaminated water can also be a cause of infection.

Bites: Insects and animal bites can cause the exposure to infections and viral fever. It is important to dress up in full-length clothes during the monsoon as most of the cases of infection arrive at this time.

Body fluids: One can also catch infections and viral fever if they come in contact with the body fluids of an already infectious person.

Prevention

To prevent viral infections such as dengue, malaria, one should follow proper precautions. You can take help from below mentioned points suggested by Dr. Ubaid.

  • Avoid crowding, maintain social hygiene, follow social distancing and wear a mask before heading out.
  • To maintain your health when most of the people are infected, avoid closure with people, maintain social hygiene and do not consume anything from outside to avoid water and food borne disease.
  • Use boiled/filtered water if you have a sensitive gut system and also follow proper hygiene while cooking food.
  • Remove stagnant water around you to avoid infections like dengue and malaria.
  • Consult your physicians as some viral infections like Dengue, Covid can be life threatening
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Dr. Ubaid also suggested, “If someone elderly with comorbid conditions like diabetes, hypertension, renal diseases etc. comes in contact of  viral infection like typhoid and phenomena, consult professionals at the earliest.”