What are the common illnesses caused during the rainy season?


Both adults and children may encounter various diseases in the rainy season as the prospects are high due to vector-borne infections and unhygienic conditions by the damp environment in the rainy season. It is the reason why this is the best time to take action: “Prevention is better than cure”. 

What are the common illnesses caused during the rainy season? 
  1. Influenza (Cold and Flu)
  2. Hepatitis A
  3. Dengue
  4. Malaria
  5. Viral Fever
  6. Chikungunya
  7. Gastroenteritis
  8. Food infection
  9. Water infection
Preventive Measures During Rainy Season
  • One of the most important precautionary measures against waterborne diseases such as typhoid fever, jaundice, gastroenteritis, and diarrhoea, is to drink clean water. It is good to drink only boiled water or pure water with an air purifier.
  • Use a separate towel to prevent transmission of pathogens.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.
  • Use mosquito coils and mosquito nets throughout the day as some mosquitoes bite during the day, while those who cause malaria tend to bite at night.
  • Keep your clothes dry, so you don’t get a fungal skin infection.
  • Eat freshly prepared food and avoid eating as much as possible outdoors.
  • Avoid visiting crowded places.
  • Use hand sanitizers regularly.
  • Increasing the intake of Vitamin C will help you drive away the cold virus faster.
  • Shower after being caught in rain – taking a shower after you have been caught in rain will protect you from many infections.
  • Drink plenty of water, it is good to drink plenty of water and do not wait to get thirsty to drink water. This will help you drain toxins from your body.

* All content published is for general information purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice.