A change in the season marks an invitation to many diseases which can range from common to being fatal. The symptoms may start from a basic fever and then loss or work and immunity, hospitalization and in the worst case its death. You should be well aware of the seasonal diseases as well as their precautions. As the practice says” prevention is better than cure”, you must start taking precautions with the onset of every season. Here I am sharing 10 most dangerous seasonal diseases which are to be worried about.
Jaundice predominantly occurs during monsoon season. Consumption of contaminated food and water is the main reason behind this disease. The major symptoms are that your skin and eyes turn yellow. Then follows loss of appetite, itchiness, paler stools and loss of weight. Consult your doctor immediately before the situation worsens.
This is one of the most common diseases caused by a mosquito bite. The carrier mosquito bites in the day time. The symptoms include high fever, headaches and joint pains. These symptoms are accompanied by vomiting and skin rashes and loss of platelet count. Contact your doctor immediately if the symptom persists.
3. Viral Fever
These are the most common fevers caused during the rainy season. The symptoms are high fever, cold and cough. Though the symptoms automatically subside within a week but it is advised to visit the doctor for confirmation and advice.
Typhoid is water-borne disease and generally, poor sanitation is the major reason behind this. If proper care is not taken, typhoid relapses again after few days. The bacteria which is responsible for typhoid is called salmonella typhi. The symptoms include headache, pain, fever, sore throat. Contact your doctor immediately and follow soft diet.
Malaria is a disease which is more common during monsoon when the water is stagnated. It is caused by the bite of female anopheles mosquito. Fever, chills, muscle pains are the most common symptoms. Call a doctor immediately if you have these symptoms and live in a malaria prone area.
6. Food poisoning
Having contaminated water or food is the main reason behind food poisoning. When contaminated food enters our body, it includes harmful microbes as well. These microbes or harmful toxins cause severe stomach pain, vomiting, nausea or sometimes diarrhea. If not controlled on time, food poisoning can prove fatal.
Pneumonia is caused by a bacterial infection during winter season. The symptoms start with a normal cold condition and worsen with time. Other symptoms include fever (generally 100 degrees). Immediately visit your doctor for diagnosis and follow the proper nebulization procedure to cure it.
8. Heat stroke
Heat Strokes are common during summers. When you get out in sun for an excessive duration, you may be left with a heat stroke. The symptoms include headache, cramps, vomiting, shallow breathing, drying of skin, weakness and increased heart rate. The onset of heatstroke is verified with nausea and seizures. If proper medical aid is not taken, the condition can let patient into coma.
9. Chicken Pox
One of the most dangerous diseases of summers is the chicken pox. It usually starts with little red rashes having fluid, followed by fever (102 Fahrenheit). These rashes then turn into blisters which leave scars on drying. Generally, people with a weaker immunity are more susceptible to it.
Bronchiolitis is a dangerous disease which predominantly affects the children below one year and is common during winters. This respiratory infection starts with basic symptoms such as cough and cold, followed by nasal congestion, wheezing and low fevers. The situation may go worse and requires hospitalization. Contact your doctor immediately.