What are the most common infectious diseases in September? With the low temperatures this week, consultations for respiratory diseases such as colds, flu, bronchitis, pharyngitis, and pneumonia intensified. How to get through this unusual beginning of September in a healthy way.
When low temperatures reign, it is usual to start a period in which the most common diseases begin to proliferate.
During the winter months, the most vulnerable population are children under five and older adults. “It should be noted that most winter diseases are caused by viruses and others by bacteria; to this, we must add that care must be extreme because, being respiratory, they are easily contagious among people.” The doctors gave some advice to get through the low temperatures in a healthy way.
Care should be taken because respiratory diseases are easily contagious among people.
The Most Common Infectious Diseases:
Cold: Its duration is three to five days and causes symptoms such as nasal congestion or discharge, cough, sneezing, sore throat, low fever, and headaches.
Flu: Its duration is between five and ten days. You have cold-like symptoms, but more intense with muscle pain and fatigue.
Bronchitis: It can be acute bronchitis or chronic bronchitis that is exacerbated at the time. It presents with persistent cough with expectoration, fever, tiredness, decay, shortness of breath and pain in the rib cage.
Pharyngitis: It manifests with severe sore throat, fever, headache, muscle pain and swollen glands in the neck.
Pneumonia: It is the main cause of hospitalization at this time of year. Symptoms such as high fever, back pain, cough with expectoration and malaise with the presence of muscle aches.
Knowing and detailing the most recurrent diseases, it is possible to establish the most recommended ways to prevent the spread and spread of germs.
In that sense, the specialist recommended:
- Ventilate the house during the day, approximately 20 minutes.
- Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze using your forearm.
- Wash your hands regularly with soap and water.
- Avoid sudden temperature changes.
- Avoid direct contact with infected people.
- Eat foods with a high percentage of vitamin C, such as kiwi, citrus, broccoli, spinach, tomato, and cabbage, to name a few.
- Use disposable tissues, as they avoid the risks of “reinfection” through the hands.
Getting vaccinated against influenza and pneumococcus is the most effective prevention measure in vulnerable people.