- Avoid self-medication if you are affected by viral infections during monsoon
- Pregnant women and children should take utmost care against such infections
- Prevent chances of recurrence of infections by avoiding mosquito bites
- Keep personal hygiene
- Make use of immunity vaccines to stay away from diseases
With the onset of monsoon in South India, here comes the days of viral fever like dengue. As the mosquito menace haunts the entire nation, it has been quite normal to have affected with some kind of viral infection during these days.
As per the doctors, school going kids, pregnant women and aged people are the most vulnerable in spreading the diseases. Infections like H1 N1 (Swine flu), Rat-bite fever and dengue fever have been in rounds in different parts of the country, and utmost care should be taken while dealing with its symptoms.
Let us have a look at what should be done when suffering from viral fever:
1. Identify the symptoms
The first and foremost thing is to realize that fever is just a symptom and not the disease. In case of dengue fever, high temperature would be seen for continuous five to six days while for other viral infections symptoms like throat pain, headache, etc can also be seen.
2. Avoid self-treatment; approach family doctor
Avoid self-treatment by taking familiar medicines which will end up in a mess. Approach the family doctor or the nearest health care service if suffering from fever, cough and other symptoms like throat pain.
3. Expecting mothers should take utmost care
Pregnant women suffering from fever or cough or cold should immediately take treatment as affecting with dengue might end up in life-threatening situations.
4. Take appropriate flu-vaccines
Immunity vaccines are available for H1N1 and also for Rat-bite fever which would avoid the risk of getting infected. Yearly booster has been available for such infections.
5. Prevent recurrence of diseases
Recurrence of diseases like dengue in a person may cause health risks, and such patients should avoid any chances of the mosquito bite.