With the arrival of monsoon, comes common cold also, says Dr. Varma Deyalsingh. While the same can just be controlled by taking some careful steps, it is being said that people should however be prepared to fight against dengue fever, which is equally common during the season and may possibly occur with the cold only.
Dengue is a virus spread by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that starting with simple light fever and pain all through the body can lead to an extremely appalling headache and worst feeling along with a yucky metallic taste. Since, almost tens of thousands of the total population are seen dying of the illness each year. Health experts have become worried and thus, vigilant.
It is thus that awareness about dengue is being made in the region, warning people alongside that gastroenteritis should not be muddled up for the same. The doctor has told that children are more vulnerable to the same as their immune systems are still under development process. Therefore, they must immediately be taken to a GP in case a symptom is seen.
Also, he further suggests, "Wash hands regularly; some studies have shown supplementing your diet with zinc and vitamin C can reduce the rate and duration of the common cold".