With the increase in contamination all around, there are so many diseases occurring that you have probably never heard before. The sewage gives rise to mosquitoes and that in turn, leads to a number of harmful infectious diseases. Malaria is one harmful disease caused due to mosquito borne infections and affects human body adversely. After approx 10 to 15 days when mosquito bites, you see the symptoms of bacteria in the form of fever, vomiting, stress and also severe headaches. Some people also feel unconscious and have severe joint pains, jaundice as well. Malaria must be treated properly, following the doctor’s instruction carefully. A neglecting approach in this can result in infectious being, months later too. Malaria makes your skin look pale and yellow and in some very severe cases, malaria has been the reason behind coma and death of people.
There are a lot many precautions that need to be taken care of, when you are suffering over malaria. Have a look over the do’s during malaria, if you or any loved being is suffering over the same:
Do’s during Malaria
- Use a mosquito net always before you go to bed to stay protected from mosquito bites at night and in the morning. It gives maximum protection to both children and adults.
- Wear clothes that cover your arms and legs so that you are safe from mosquito bites.
- You can also use fabric mosquito repellents on your clothes and sprays to avoid mosquitoes from coming near you.
- Try to have light foods during malaria fever that help you to digest easily.
- Papaya is very good in case of fevers like malaria and dengue. Try to have papaya in every form and it is best if you can have raw papaya juice.
- Have plenty of juices like orange juice, lemon juice, etc. to stay hydrated.
- A malaria patient must stay clean and fresh and maintain proper hygiene.
- Boil a few neem leaves in water and take a bath with that mixture. You can strain the water to throw out the neem leaves. This gives you antiseptic and antibacterial protection against many diseases.
- To boost up your immunity prepare a decoction with 15-20 tulsi leaves, crushed ginger, black pepper and turmeric powder and boil them together for 10 minutes. Drink this every day to heal and protect yourself from within.
- Screen your doors and windows with mosquito nets or keep them closed if they are unscreened.
Don’ts during Malaria
- Do not keep water stored in open containers in and around the house. Water gets collected unknowingly in broken pots, coconut shells, tubs and other container like items lying around our house. These become breeding grounds of mosquitoes. Keep the house and its surroundings clean.
- Avoid wearing short clothes after sunset especially if you are going out.
Using mosquito repellent
Since mosquito give rise to malaria, it is very essential that you make prior provisions of preventing mosquitoes near you. Use mosquito repellent and make sure, you close the windows during the evening, because mosquitoes mostly enter your surrounding during the evening. Alongside, you can also use the mosquito prevention cream to prevent getting bitten by them.
Disposing contaminated water
Make sure you don’t store water unnecessary or too long in buckets and tubs, since that gives rise to water borne mosquitoes. Also, dumping the contaminated water is the most important need and you must only use the stagnant water or DDT. This will prevent the reach of mosquitoes near you and safeguard you.
When you are suffering from malaria, it is also very important that you take proper care of your diet. You must light and digested food which is easy for intake. Also taking orange and papaya, fruit juices and lemon juice mixed with honey is advised. Ensure the food you eat had protein and hygiene. Food preferences include jiggery, amla and Bengal gram for better level of maintained HB. You can also take the tulsi decoction while suffering from malaria. Take 15-20 leaves of tulsi, 5 gm of minced ginger, 10 raw pepper, some turmeric and give that a boil in water. Taking this can help you in getting over malaria, faster. One must also consume milk for body protein and have old rice in place of new rice. And make sure, you must not sleep immediately after taking your meal for the day and night.
Taking bath twice a day, with little warm water can help in better cure against bacteria. On a far better approach, taking neem bath is much preferable. However, cold water bath should strictly be avoided and the patient suffering, must stay clean and fresh.
While taking proper care of what needs to be done, when suffering over malaria, you must also know, the don’ts during malaria, Have a look to that:
- Don’t let the symptoms last longer. As soon as you see the symptoms and suffer from high fever, lower conscious level and dizziness, visit the doctor immediately. Delays can result in further health imbalances and lead to serious problems.
- Don’t let water lock anywhere and avoid the stagnation of water since that can create the breeding of mosquitoes around. Also, dump away the water that gets stored on coolers, garbage, every once in a week.
- Do not let your children move out to play in open grounds with short sleeves shirts and short pants. Their skin should not be exposed for mosquitoes to bite.
- Avoid blood transfusion which can be infectious and prone to symptoms to malaria. Make sure, you keep yourself and your close ones away from such infections.
In the areas where malaria is quite common, it is advised to take into concern, the initial costs of prevention. Have proper mosquito repellent in your surrounding and contact professionals for stopping the entry of mosquitoes by spraying powerful insecticides. Since there is no specific vaccine for malaria, it is always better to take self prevention measures and remain disease free.