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COVID Pandemic – Stomach Infections, Viral Gastroenteritis & Water Borne Diseases during Monsoon

Across India, many people suffer from water-borne diseases when it rains during the monsoons. The majority of patients coming to the hospital for women and young children suffer from diarrhea, cholera, fever, vomiting, stomach infections, and jaundice (hepatitis A and E). Seasonal fevers such as dengue, malaria and typhoid are also more prevalent during the monsoon season.

In addition, viral gastroenteritis, also known as stomach infection, is another disease that spreads during the rainy season. Stomach and intestines are affected due to its infection.

Symptoms of the disease include diarrhea, nausea, nausea, headache, severe abdominal pain, loss of appetite and fever, which is even more embarrassing in a large percentage of COVID patients. There is also a risk that people with the disease may be considered covid victims.

Bacterial infections, along with viruses, are the main cause of these monsoon diseases. In addition, there is a risk of these diseases with food poisoning. Experts say the infections are caused by Ercinia, especially in pork, Staphylococcus, found in meat and eggs, Shigella, which is found mainly in swimming pools, and salmonella, which is found in meat and eggs, as well as Campylobacter, along with the E. coli virus.

However, under normal circumstances, all these diseases can be completely cured by providing a cure, said Dr. Chaos Soma Shekhara Rao, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Apollo Spectra Hospital, Kondapur . However, he points out that the symptoms of these diseases are similar to those of COVID, which makes it difficult to provide treatment. He suggested that it would be better for people to take precautions against waterborne infections or fevers, especially when it is somewhat difficult to diagnose, especially during the COVID pandemic.

That is why we should take the following precautions regarding the food and water they take to prevent these diseases.

Dr. Somasekhara Rao, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Apollo Spectra Hospital, Kondapur suggests …..

  • Avoid foods that cause diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, and vomiting.
  • Avoiding caffeine-based beverages that can cause diarrhea by interfering with the digestion of food
  • Reducing deep fried recipes that lead to diarrhea, nausea and vomiting
  • Reduce high spice based diet
  • Avoid foods and drinks that are high in sugar

Precautions

  • Keeping hands clean – The main cause of stomach infections is poor hand hygiene, which is also a major factor in Covid prevention. Hands should be cleaned frequently.
  • Stay away from street food – Stay completely away from food available in street food stalls that are maintained without proper hygiene. Caution should be exercised in the case of street food as viruses and bacteria are the main causes of these diseases, mainly in foods sold openly on the road without proper lids.
  • It is very important to stay away from dirty water – especially young children can play in dirty water so care should be taken in this regard. If you have to go in rain water, make sure it covers the whole body from head to toe.
  • Consume only clean water – Consume only clean water regularly. This policy should be followed especially during the monsoon season. Also use only mineral water that is one hundred percent safe for the mouth. It is better to heat the water and use it.
  • Exercise – Taking proper diet and exercise and exercising on a daily basis can help increase immunity and prevent disease.

Experts say that especially during this monsoon season, children and children are exposed to such diseases by consuming unhygienic contaminated water and food. According to the World Health Organization, close to one million children are diagnosed with diarrhea and other illnesses each year. That is why they suggest that it is important to take appropriate precautions during the current covid epidemic to stay home and stay healthy.

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