General Nature to Control Diseases
It is very important to follow simple and preventive measures of a general nature to control these diseases.
- Water borne diseases
- Heat intensity and prevention in the rainy season
- Eye diseases and treatment
- Skin diseases and treatment
- Heat protection
"True prevention is not waiting for bad things to happen; it's preventing things from happening with in the first place."
— Don McPherson
1. Water-Borne Diseases
Sewage contains germs for various diseases. Drinking or using sterile water mostly leads to stomach and bowel diseases. Cholera, measles, dysentery, diarrhoea, indigestion, stomach worms, and other diseases
The following safety measures must be followed to prevent these diseases:
- Clean water should be used for drinking, and boiled water should be used for drinking and cooking if possible.
- Avoid eating rotten fruits and raw vegetables. Wash and use fruits and vegetables thoroughly.
- Cover the food items completely to keep flies away. Because flies play an important role in transporting germs of different diseases from one place to another.
- Before cooking, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and clean water. Dirty hands cause disease.
- In the case of diarrhoea, give salt to the children and continue another diet. Salt can also be given to adults.
- During the days of the epidemic, everyone should get vaccinations against diseases.
2. Heat Intensity and Prevention In The Rainy Season
The heat intensity and sun warming increase in the months of July and August. Nature has created the body in such a way that when it is too hot, the human skin acts as an air-conditioned one, and sweating makes a man feel some comfort and coolness.
Getting out in extreme heat and sun intensity can lead to sunstroke or heatstroke, which can lead to death if not treated immediately. Due to extreme heat in sunstroke, the person is completely half-consumed by the sun. In this state, sweat does not come at all. The temperature goes up to 106 degrees Fahrenheit, and the skin dries up completely. In such a situation, the patient should immediately take a cold bath, massage the arms and legs with cold bandages, and rush the patient to the hospital.
In addition to heat stroke, excessive sweating in high heat leads to severe dehydration and salt in the body. In such a situation, there is severe pain in the stomach and legs, and a lot of weakness is felt. If sweat and salts are released too quickly from the body, then the person becomes completely half-dead in this state. In such a situation, the lack of water and salts is immediately removed by dripping.
3. Eye Diseases and Treatment
Due to rain and floods, there is a high probability of an increase in eye diseases due to humidity and sun-generated hubs in the air.
There can be a risk of eye ulcers ranging from eye sight. Eye swelling, irritation, and water flow can also occur. To avoid all this, it is very important to follow the following safety measures. Children should be strictly prohibited from bathing in rain and in the dirty water ponds. The eyes should be washed with clean water several times a day.
4. Skin diseases and Treatments
There is a great possibility of an outbreak of abscesses and itching in flood and rain-affected areas. Follow the following safety measures to prevent early disease: People of all ages take special care of body cleansing. Young children should be kept clean and bathed with clean water.
In the case of itching, items from healthy people should not be used at home. If one person in the house is itching, the itching-removing drug should be used by all the household members. Itching should be avoided in the case of itching on the body as the germs move into the wounds formed by itching and become abscesses.
5. Heat Protection
Follow these guidelines to avoid the dangers of hot, direct sunlight and sunstroke:
- Do not go out in the heat unless absolutely necessary, especially during the day.
- You must have a cloth or towel on your head when you step out. Wet the cloth from time to time and place it on your head.
- Use as much water and salt as possible before leaving and returning home.
- Cold drinks do not help much in quenching thirst during summer days. Make the most of homemade indigenous drinks such as lassi, sugarcane and other cheap household drinks such as falsa syrup.
- Make the most of water and other drinking items during summer days. These days, more healthy foods should be avoided.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2022 Imran Shahid