This is a disease that needs to be watched out for in the rainy season

batampos – It’s rainy season now. Many diseases usually appear. For that, the doctor reminded the public about a number of diseases that need to be watched out for in the rainy season, including acute respiratory infections (ARI), namely coughs, colds, influenza, and bronchitis, there are also diseases caused by viral infections. from the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, namely Zika disease (Zika disease), Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF), and Chikungunya fever.

Besides that, there is also a risk of disease disorders caused by pathogens (bacteria, parasites, fungi), especially attacking areas that have a lot of garbage and are affected by flooding.

“If waste contaminates food, ready-to-eat food, or water, when consumed it can damage certain cells in the body and cause typhoid fever, cholera, and dysentery and hepatitis,” says Medical Underwriter Sequis, Dr. Deborah. Aloina Ita Tarigan. in his written statement, Saturday (15/10).

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He said, during the rainy season, the weather changes quite extreme and causes the air temperature to be relatively cold. The human body is very sensitive to changes in temperature so the body will try hard to adjust to the temperature and this can affect the body’s resistance. That’s why, during the transition season, people often get sick because their immune system decreases.

Deborah then mentioned another disease to watch out for during the rainy season, namely pneumonia. According to him, if the air is too cold, the room does not get enough sunlight, and lack of air circulation/exchange will cause it to become humid.

Illustration of a sick person (Pixabay)

Damp places can promote the growth of viruses, bacteria, fungi, and mites. Especially if the room is dirty, a lot of dust, and is often used for smoking. This is why those who regularly use the room are prone to pneumonia.

To find out if someone has pneumonia, you can consult a pulmonary specialist. The doctor will usually conduct a medical interview, perform a physical examination, and if necessary additional examinations, such as sputum examination, blood, lung X-ray, or CT (Computer Tomography) will be performed to detect some lung problems.

“If fluid is found that has accumulated, the doctor will conduct further examinations to determine whether there is inflammation of cancer cells or infection through a chest ultrasound,” said Debora.
In some conditions, pneumonia may not be severe and can heal quickly. On the other hand, if you are infected with pneumonia but are not treated or not treated medically, then the disease can develop more severe and serious. Patients often need ventilator assistance in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Installation of breathing apparatus is done because one of the symptoms of wet lungs is difficulty breathing or shortness of breath. In some people, this condition can be life-threatening.

Deborah recommends that people recognize the symptoms, including a dry cough and fever, difficulty breathing when lying down, chest pain, and prolonged or repeated shortness of breath.

“Let us not ignore, second-guess, or try to heal ourselves. The sooner it is recognized, the sooner doctors will treat it and reduce the risk of the disease getting worse,” he advises
He then suggested that people pay attention to cleanliness in their homes, ensure that bedrooms have good air ventilation, always wash their hands with soap and clean water and use masks in polluted environments or when close to people who seem to have the flu and cough.

According to him, people should also fortify themselves with influenza vaccine and pneumonia vaccine (PCV vaccine) because the virus that causes this disease works by infecting the upper respiratory tract and causing pneumonia. (*)< /strong >

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