As much as we love monsoons, the aftermath of it is dreadful as far as health is concerned. Monsoons create puddles of dirty water for various parasites, insects, and mosquitoes to thrive upon. As such, there is a great threat of deadly diseases like malaria and dengue right after the monsoons disappear. Both malaria and dengue are serious health ailments that the majority of Indian population faces. These diseases are caused by the bite due to specific species of mosquitoes and can be life threatening if not take care of properly and timely.
Symptoms and Causes
Malaria: Malaria is a serious disease that is usually transmitted due to the bite from the female Anopheles mosquito. The infected mosquitoes transmit the parasite named Plasmodium. Upon biting, the mosquito passes this parasite in your bloodstream. From the blood, they travel and reach the liver wherein after a few days, they start infecting the red blood cells. As malaria gets transmitted through blood, it could also be caused due to the organ transplant, using shared syringes or needles, or through a transfusion.
Some of the symptoms of malaria are:
- Shaking chills from moderate to high levels
- Extremely high fever
- Extreme sweating
- Abdominal pain
Dengue: Dengue fever is also known as the bone-breaking fever. This is a mosquito-borne disease that results into flu-like symptoms. Dengue fever can be caused by four different types of viruses –all of which are borne by a particular species of mosquitoes. The first symptoms begin after 3-4 days of the mosquito bite and might last up to 3-10 days. Dengue is usually transmitted among people by the mosquitoes Aedes albopictus and Aedes aegypti. Some of the common symptoms of the dengue fever include:
- Aching muscles and joints
- High fever
- Body rashes that appear, disappear, and reappear
- Intense headache
- Vomiting and nausea
- Sensitive stomach
Preventive Steps to Dengue & Malaria
Prevention of both dengue and malaria can be done through the famous ABCD approach. It is as follows:
- Awareness: It involves becoming aware of the diseases and the potential risks of the same
- Bite Prevention: This involves prevention oneself from mosquito bites by using mosquito repellant, and other techniques
- Checking the Need of Medication: If there is an outbreak of dengue or malaria, then ensuring if you can get some medication to prevent the same
- Diagnosis: As soon as you feel symptoms, seek medical help immediately
Some additional preventive measures would be to stop the growth of mosquitoes in your home by keeping wet areas dry. If you are out, apply mosquito repellant to avoid bites.
Homeopathic Approach to Treating Dengue and Malaria
There are several natural medications available in Homeopathy for treating Malaria & Dengue. These arehighly effective and also do not have any side effects. You can reach out to Dr. Morlawar’s Homeopathy Clinic to get effective treatment for dengue and malaria. Be healthy this monsoon!