Understanding the common winter diseases
Posted By Suborna Fermi
Posted on Nov 15, 2022
The winter season might give us ease from the scorching heat of summer, however it also welcomes varieties of illness. Cold and flu can affect you in any season of the year but the possibilities of getting ill in this season is a little higher than usual. Colder months can affect you in any form such as cold and other respiratory illnesses. However, there are a lot more winter illnesses which you should know about.
Know the 4 general winter illnesses:
- Common Cold: Common cold is that illness which most of us at least once gets affected during the winter season. Around 200 viruses can cause you common cold, but the most common cold cases are caused by the rhinovirus. You may get this cold if you have touched a virus contaminated surface, or an infected person has coughed or sneezed near you. With a common cold you may experience low-grade fever, chills, fatigue, runny nose and sore throat. Decongestants and antihistamines can help with the symptoms. If the symptoms continue after a week, then it is better to consult with your doctor.
- Flu: Flu is also another common cold which can affect you throughout the year. You may get infected through airborne droplets, or by touching virus contaminated surfaces. The discomforts may include fever, body pain, headache, sneezing, coughing, nausea, and diarrhea. Proper Antiviral medicines, fluids and rest can help you get better. GFt medical help if the symptoms get more severe.
- Pneumonia: Pneumonia is a deadly disease which mainly affects the lungs. The causes of this illness include virus, fungi, age and smoking. The symptoms of this disease might be mild to severe which include fever, shivers, mucus cough, lack of appetite, confusion, shortness of breath, rapid breath, and chest pain which gets worse during cough. If you are suffering from lung or heart disease, and having chest pain then immediately seek medical help.
- Bronchitis: Bronchitis is a condition where your bronchi gets inflamed or swollen, which causes extreme mucus cough. There are mainly two types of bronchitis such as acute bronchitis and chronic bronchitis. Regular smoking, certain viruses, and pollution are the causes of both types of bronchitis. You may experience fever, fatigue, body ache, shortness of breath, chest pain, persistent mucus cough and wheezing. If your symptoms get worse then you should go to the doctors.
During the winter season, approximately we all get infected with the common cold and flu. And most of the time we recover on our own, but certain diseases including pneumonia and bronchitis require immediate medical attention.
To avoid any health complications in this winter season, make sure to go for the full body checkup. The full body checkup price is very reasonable, and you can book through online as well.