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Viral fever on the rise: Do not ignore medicine

Rise due to the hide-and-seek between the rain and heat

Team Udayavani, Jul 17, 2019, 8:28 AM IST

Mangaluru/Udupi: Since a week, many places along karavali is witnessing a rise in cold, fever and headache cases with many patients standing in line outside clinics. The changes in the environment had led to the rise in viral fever. Even though it is monsoons season, the amount of rain has dropped and the fluctuation between heat and cold has assisted the bloom of viral fever.

If the fever does not subside even after four days, then a blood test is recommended. Since there is also a rise in epidemic diseases like Dengue and Malaria, ignorance is not well advised, inform doctors.

If the sputum and mucus discharged while coughing and from the nose respectively is yellow in colour, then it is a clear sign of bacterial infection. Then, anti-bacterial medication is required, say the doctors. It may be noted that a similar outburst of viral fever was observed during last February.

Boil, filter and then consume the water

Drink enough amounts of only boiled, filtered, luke-warm water. It is unwise to drink chilled water when suffering from fever. Make use of warm water for bathing and it would be better o not have head baths during this period. Enough food must be consumed.

Body pain; do not fear

During a bout of viral fever, it is normal to have body pain accompanied with fever and cold. But there is no need to feel fearful by considering this to be symptoms of epidemic diseases like malaria and dengue. Give maximum concentration towards sleep and rest.

Take precaution

Since common fevers arise due to viruses, it easily spreads from person to person. Maintaining a feasible distance from an infected person is good. The patient must cover his mouth and nose with a handkerchief while sneezing, coughing or blowing ones nose.

Increase in number of patients

More number of patients are visiting various hospitals and clinics in the city to get medicine for viral fever. According to the information given by the staff of a private clinic in Kankanady, earlier around 100 patients used to visit the clinic daily, but presently the number has gone up to 150 patients per day. Of the scores of patients visiting the district government Wenlock hospital in the city daily, up to 60% of them are suffering from viral fever. But it is impossible to say the definite number of patients, informed the hospital superintendent Dr Rajeshwari Devi.

No need to get scared

Due to the environmental conditions, fever, cold and headaches are common. There is no need for the people to be scared of this. But, any fever should not be ignored, and procuring medicine by meeting a doctor is vital – Dr Naveen, Doctor

Do not ignore

Viral flu spreads during the monsoon season. It should not be ignored and an immediate visit to the doctor is a must. Through medication, suffering will be reduced. When there is an up-and-down in the environment, it also affects the health – Dr M G Rama, Udupi District In-charge, Health and Family Welfare Department

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