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Monsoons - A Respite But Also a Dread

Dr. K.Y. Iyer

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Diagnosis

Blood, stool and urine culture.
Widal test
S.typhi IgM antibodies

Treatment

See a doctor immediately so as to avoid complication of infection. If you are being treated for typhoid then keep taking the prescribed medicines for as long as the doctor has asked you to take them.

Medicines for Typhoid

Complete bed rest
Saubhagya vati
Anand bhairay ras
Abhrak bhasm
Shukti bhasm
Shuddh tankan
Ras sindoor
Mukta bhasm
Guduchi satv

Kitchen Remedies

Pshadangpaniya
Saunf ark when typhoid associated with diarrhea
Mausmi juice
Munakka with jeera namak when typhoid associated with constipation
Nariyal paani (coconut water)
Panchkol cooked miljk
Add hing in meals
Add vegetable broth in meals

Dengue Fever / Breakbone Fever

Mosquitoes, which are most active during the day and in domestic surroundings e.g., transmit dengue virus: flower pots, plastic containers, water collected on roofs. It is most common during rain in areas infested with infected mosquitoes. The symptoms of dengue fever include sudden onset of fever, painful headache, joint and muscle pain, eye pain and rash. The rash may appear 3-4 days after onset of fever. Occasionally individual with dengue fever develop a serious illness with abnormal bleeding and very low blood pressure (shock). After 5-6 days after being bitten by infected mosquito the symptoms start.

Prevention

1. Use of mosquito nets over bed 2. Use of screen on windows and doorways 3. Use mosquito repellents and reduce exposure to mosquito bite.

Diagnosis

Infection is diagnosed by a blood test that detects the presence of virus or antibodies (Serology).

Treatment

Bed rest, medicine for fever and pain and fluids are recommended. Do not eat Aspirin, Brufen since it complicates bleeding problems. Thus a little effort on your part coupled with care and caution can really help you enjoy this monsoon to its fullest. Be extra alert and observe these safety guidelines. Wish you a safe monsoon.

Medicines for Dengue

Bed rest
Kutiki churn or madhuyashti churn in case dengue is associated with constipation
If uncontrolled vomiting associated, saunf ark is advised
Mritunjay ras
Guduchi satv
Navayas lauh
Sanjivani vati
Praval bhasm
Sitopladi churn
Anand bhairav ras
Ashvagandha arisht
Chandan bala Lakshadi arisht
Karpoor ras

Kitchen Remedies

Tulsi expressed juice
Neem expressed juice
Add hing in all food material
Light fruit diet
Cocnut water
Saunf ark
Ajwain ark

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