The cases of vector-borne diseases like dengue, malaria and chikungunya are on the rise in several states of the country at a time when India is already dealing with a coronavirus pandemic.
Waterlogging is a perfect breeding condition for mosquitos, thus increasing the risk of its spread that becomes even higher in areas with hygiene issues.
Viral fevers seasonal pattern
Every year, from July to November, there will be an upsurge in dengue cases. The disease has a seasonal pattern, i.e., the peak comes after monsoon and it is not uniformly distributed throughout the year.
Dengue virus is transmitted through the bite of a female Aedes (Ae.) mosquito. Aedes is a day time feeder and can fly up to a limited distance of 400 meters. Dengue mosquitoes can’t breed once the temperature falls below 16 degrees.
Why are viral fevers rising this season?
There are certain reasons for the rise of viral fevers this season.
- One, the monsoon withdrawal, which happens in September, got delayed and monsoon ended by November. In monsoon, people are a bit alert about vector diseases but after monsoon they become a little careless.
This time during the delayed monsoon period rain water got accumulated around the localities and the mosquitoes got the perfect time to breed in the delayed monsoon period.
- Another one, there was unlimited breeding of dengue larvae in vacant plots where it was found in plastic glasses, coconut shells, cisterns, bottles, tires or containers which were thrown in the garbage and got filled during rain water and led to its breeding.
And once the breeding gets intense then control is a bit difficult unless people follow the instructions and proper fogging is done on a regular basis.
Strong immunity can help reduces the risk of various diseases. Building a strong immune system with some natural ways of lifestyle modifications can prevent seasonal fevers.
- Remember to clean out empty flower pots and not to over water potted plants. It is advisable not to have any stagnant water around as it acts as a breeding ground for the mosquitoes.
- If you are going out during the day, ensure that you wear light colored clothes that cover the extremities of your bodies well. This is especially important for the elderly, who tend to take a stroll in the park, and for children, who play outdoors.
- Mosquitoes tend to stay indoors, so install a mesh or any other sort of barrier on your windows to keep them out. Always cover your trash can or dustbin when not in use. Use natural repellents to keep mosquitoes at bay.
A diet rich in immunity-boosting foods can help in preventing seasonal fevers. Here is the list of foods which can strengthen your immunity and eliminate the risk of viral fevers like dengue, chikungunya etc.
1. Citrus foods
Citrus foods are rich in vitamin C which helps in building strong immunity. Vitamin C helps in the production of white blood cells which are the disease-fighting cells of the body.
These foods are also loaded with antioxidants which protect the body from damage from free radicals. Some citrus foods include- lemons, orange, grapefruit, kiwi and many more.
2. Garlic & Ginger
Garlic has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties which aids in good immune defense. The presence of sulfur in garlic contributes to better immunity. Ginger is very helpful in treating sore throat, inflammation, nausea and other symptoms of dengue fever.
3. Yogurt, Spinach, Turmeric
Yogurt is a strong probiotic which stimulates the functioning of the immune system. Yogurt will also help you improve digestive health. Spinach is rich in vitamin C, antioxidants and beta-carotene which help in boosting immunity. Turmeric is loaded with anti-inflammatory properties helps in improving the functioning of immune system.
To boost immunity, you can consume almonds as it is loaded with vitamin E. Almonds are loaded with multiple nutrients. Few almonds a day can help in promoting heart health as well.
Our body battles many air-borne viruses on a daily basis. The dangers of these seasonal fevers can be brought in control with some immune boosters too. Most of these immune boosters are natural and are readily accessible.
Dr.JRK’s has brought out promising formulations to be free from seasonal viral fevers
– DR.JRK’s Viral Fever kit which has got anti-pyretic, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial properties aids in quick recovery of seasonal viral fever and boosts Immunity
DR.JRK’s Viral Fever kit contains Dr.JRK’s Nilavembu kudineer & Dr.JRK’s Kabasura kudineer presented in a unique ready to drink form with preserved superior therapeutic benefits. They are the combination of multiple herbs that are documented to have immune boosting ability and to fight against the viral infections.
Ministry of AYUSH in its advisory has recommended Kabasura kudineer for symptomatic relief and supportive medication in treatment of the ongoing pandemic. Nilavembu Kudineer can be taken as preventive and prophylactic medicine for 14 days for twice a day.
Dr.JRK’s Nilavembu kudineer choornam now available as tablet – Dr.JRK’s Nilavembu kudineer choornam tablets – NIKU TABLETS – Preventive medication for viral fever and pain + Immune Booster
- More patient compliant and enhance the acceptability of Nilavembu kudineer even by children
- Concentrated actives of all 9 herbs equivalent to the proportion are encapsulated into tablet
- Accuracy of phyto-actives in every dosage
- Reduces the labor in the preparation of kudineer making
By following the above suggestions, may bring other health benefits, beyond any possibly beneficial effects on the immune system.