Is this a bad season for our health

Is this a bad season for our health

Did you wake up in the morning with a sore throat or a bad cold? Have you had mild fever over the last few days? If so, you are not alone.

General Physicians across Delhi and other North Indian cities have been reporting a steady increase in the number of patients with viral fever, sore throat and running nose. With dengue also rearing its deadly head again in Delhi, General Physicians report that people are scared even at the slightest instance of fever.

Why is it happening?

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Monsoons have stopped, and the winters are not yet in. The humidity and temperature have been witnessing a steady increase. General Physicians say that whenever there is a change in the season, our immunity takes a beating. Our body takes a while to adjust to the changing weather. In the interim, our body becomes a host to various viruses.

Should you panic?

Not all fevers are indicators of dengue. Neither should you sweat a lot about your sore throat. General Physicians say that most of the bouts of fever and sore throat seen nowadays subside in a few days. However, if your fever or soreness of your throat does not subside within a couple of days, you should not delay consulting a General Physician. Also, if your fever is accompanied with diarrhea, you should immediately consult a General Physician.

You can locate the trusted General Physician nearest to you by clicking here: https://www.lybrate.com/general-physician

Prevention is better than cure

Here are some tips from General Physicians to avoid the fever and sore throat of this season:

  • Avoid close contact with those suffering from fever and sore throat
  • Avoid smoking and other throat irritants
  • Try to avoid peak hour traffic to help your lungs breathe easily
  • Eat adequate quantities of healthy and nutritious food
  • Avoid alcohol (It’s a myth that alcohol disinfects the throat)
  • Keep yourself hydrated by drinking adequate quantity of water.

 

You can read our earlier blog on how to safeguard yourself from dengue here: http://blog.lybrate.com/2014/08/28/dengue-should-you-panic-or-not/

What’s happening to our eyes?

If there is one thing which the rising temperature has got a fancy for, it’s our eyes. General Physicians and ophthalmologists report that conjunctivitis, or eye flu or pink eye as it is popularly known as, is on the rise.

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As General Physicians and Ophthalmologists have even reported a viral strain of conjunctivitis, which lasts longer than normal eye flu, rush to the nearest Ophthalmologist if you have the following symptoms:

  • Redness in the eye, especially in the white area of the eye
  • Increased amount of tears
  • Burning eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Itchy eyes
  • Yellow or white discharge from the eyes.

Can you insure yourself against Conjunctivitis?

Since Conjunctivitis is in the air, Ophthalmologists and General Physicians advice the following steps to protect yourself from this eye disease:

  • Avoid contact with people having Conjunctivitis
  • Wash your hands at regular intervals, preferably with good quality soap
  • Carry a good quality hand sanitizer with you
  • Wash your eyes frequently with water
  • Do not use common towels and other toiletries.

Finally, if you have the symptoms of Conjunctivitis, don’t start on self-medication. Find out a trusted Ophthalmologist here on Lybrate and schedule your appointment:

https://www.lybrate.com/ophthalmologist