By: DR. AZIZUR RAHMAN
Various types of diseases make their home in the human body during winter. A little carelessness can cause serious risks. Let’s know what diseases can occur in winter and their remedies.
The onset of viral fever in response to changes in the weather is a well-known concern. Even throughout the winter, we are affected by this issue. In the winter, viral fever is more prevalent. Several viruses, including adenoviruses, rhinoviruses, influenza, etc., cause viral fever. Children, the elderly, and individuals with other disorders such as diabetes and chronic bronchitis are more susceptible to getting this disease. Therefore, appropriate relaxation and abundant liquid foods are beneficial, particularly food saline, canned water, and lemon-sugar syrup. Viral fever can be treated with medications such as paracetamol. You may, if necessary, consult a physician. If you have a viral fever, you are prohibited from consuming any cold beverages or ice cream. Maintain a safe distance from anyone suffering from viral fever. Chronic illness patients are eligible for vaccinations. After six months of age, the vaccine is also administered to infants.
Allergies and Asthma:
Asthma and allergies are well-known winter ailments. In the winter, allergies and asthma naturally increase. Frequently, allergies and asthma coexist, but one may manifest first. Repetitive cold-sneezing-coughing accompanied by shortness of breath results in chest pressure and loudness. At this moment, the likelihood of becoming cold increases. It is crucial to avoid allergen-causing substances. In exceptional circumstances, allergy medications, nasal sprays, and inhalers may also be used. During the winter, many people suffer from sinusitis once again. Sinusitis can cause recurrent headaches, a runny nose, coughing, vomiting, and fever, among other symptoms. If you are allergic to something, it is important to take note. Antibiotics and allergy treatment are also essential. However, caution must be exercised to avoid excess.
During the winter, lung infections affect a large number of individuals. Generally speaking, lung infections fall into two distinct groups. Viruses commonly cause upper respiratory tract infections—bacterial infections of the upper and lower respiratory tracts. But viral pneumonia can also occur. Symptoms of lung infection are fever, cough, phlegm, body aches, and nausea. In the event of viral pneumonia, however, cold symptoms, sneezing, and a runny nose may also be present. Children and the elderly are typically more susceptible. Several precautions must be taken to avoid contracting these infections throughout the winter.
Let’s know the necessary tips:
It is better to drink warm water or any hot drink like tea, coffee, soup, or milk every day after waking up in the winter morning. It increases the body’s warmth, and the cold air outside is less harmful.
In winter, don’t just wear one heavy garment; wear more than one. In this case, the most useful thing is to wear some light clothes that stick to the body underneath and a few layers of other clothes on top of that. It is most effective in extreme cold.
Vitamin C-rich foods should be eaten more in winter. This is because vitamin C acts as an anti-cold.
Consume garlic in food every day because raw garlic reduces colds.
Ginger and cloves are very effective for colds or coughs. Ginger and clove juice help reduce cold cough. Tea with ginger and cloves is very effective.
If the nose feels blocked in the morning and afternoon of winter, it feels good to take steam of hot water in the nose. To get more benefits, take hot steam with some pieces of alum in hot water to reduce nasal congestion.
Mustard oil keeps the body warm, which acts as an antidote to colds.
Water intake is less in winter. Due to this, the body becomes dehydrated. For that, you have to eat more hot food like water.
Cleanliness is more important in winter. Due to the dustiness in winter, there are more germs in it, so the chances of getting sick are higher. So it must be clean. If you follow the above rules, you can stay healthy this winter, no matter how cold it gets.