Winter season has knocked on the door. The season has its pleasure on one side it provides relief from harsh heat waves and on the other side, it invites viral and bacterial infections. Many types of diseases developed at this time and viral fever is the most common in winter. It influences children and old persons easily because of their low immunity. Viral fever is contagious; it can be spread rapidly from one to another through a sneeze, yawn, and cough or even by staying close to the person who is affected by viral fever. In a family, if one person gets affected by viral fever then other family members also have high chances of getting a fever. It can be identified easily, there are some common symptoms such as chills, sweating, running nose, soreness in the throat, headache, body pain, weakness and loss of appetite.

Viral fever should be taken lightly. A normal viral fever can be dangerous if not treated on time. A common misconception regarding fever is that bath with cold water is effective however it has an adverse effect on the body. If you have a fever for longer than three days then instead of relying on home treatment you should seek medical attention because the negligence can cause many life-threatening diseases like dengue, typhoid, pneumonia, etc. Hence, you should be extra careful in the winter season and protect yourself and your family from diseases.

Precaution in Viral Fever

Medical attention is important in viral fever to prevent harmful consequences. But still, you have to take some precautions at your level. If you or anyone nears you suffering from fever then the person should apply these precautions.

 What Tests You should Go for Viral Fever?

The symptoms of viral fever are similar to many diseases hence to diagnose the disease correctly, you must visit the doctor. The doctor detects the disease based on test results. A doctor can recommend the following tests.

At Arth Diagnostics, all the tests for viral fever are available at affordable prices. A doctor recommends the treatment after analyzing the test results. To get the right treatment at the right time you should visit the doctor earlier.

To Sum Up

If a fever is not improving even after 3 to 4 days then instead of googling the methods to get rid of the viral fever you should immediately consult a doctor and get proper treatment.

Winter brings its own joy. This is the season of food lovers. People love to eat hot dishes like Bajra roti, Makki roti, Sarso Saag, hot pakoras, hot soups, Adhrak chai, strong coffee, etc. However, in winter the chances of getting affected by diseases increase significantly because of temperature variation in the atmosphere. The body makes an effort to adjust to the new climate. In this season, cold or cough is common. Some winter diseases take only 3 to 4 days and get cured by just a few precautions. On the other hand, some winter diseases require proper care and treatment.

Symptoms of many winter diseases are common. Hence, accurate diagnosis is important for treatment.

Asthma:

In the winter season, the air molecules become thinner and more restricted. Due to this, people find it difficult to breathe in extremely cold weather. This can cause inflammation in the lungs that triggers an asthma attack.

 

Heart Attack:

Heart attacks mostly occur during the winter season. Due to lower temperature, the arteries get constricted which makes difficult for the heart to pump the blood. People over the age of 30 should regularly get tested for lipid profile, particularly if there is a family history of heart diseases.

 

Cold and Cough: 

In the winter season, our immunity gets reduced due to climate change. Hence, viruses easily affect our respiratory system. Cold and cough are common in the winter season. The symptoms are sore throat, running nose, blocked nose, and cough.

 

Flu:

Winter season is a flu season. The symptoms of flu are similar to cold and cough but also include fever, headache, and muscle stiffness. Flu should not be taken lightly because normal flu can take a dangerous form. Instead of relying on home remedies, a person must visit a doctor.

 

Joint Pain:

The winter season is brutal for people who have arthritis. Old age people mostly complain about joint pain in winter. People with bone or muscle injuries also feel pain during winter. Consult with your doctor if the pain continues for a long time.

 

Dry and Itchy Skin:

In the winter season, skin becomes dry, rough and itchy due to cold weather. If your skin is extremely dry then you must visit the doctor to know the exact cause of the problem.

 

Some Common Prevention Tips for Winter Diseases

If you are suffering from cold then instead of using fabric handkerchiefs you should use disposable tissues. It will help to avoid infection.

Always cover your face and ears by helmet or scarves when riding two-wheelers.

Gargle with one glass warm water with light salt every morning to prevent cough and throat infection.

Drink warm fluids and avoid eating too much in winter.

Shield yourself with scarf, muffler, gloves, socks, and shoes whenever you go outside in windy days to prevent cold and flu.

Daily exercise keeps the body flexible and prevents body pain.

Avoid going outside in the extreme cold.

Apply coconut, olive or almond oil to keep skin moisturized.

Use warm water instead of hot water for a bath to avoid skin dryness.

Stay away from people who are ill.

People with long-term health conditions should not take cold and flu for granted because those people are a major risk of developing critical diseases. Hence, they should go for routine health checkups twice a year.

 

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