Everything you need to know about Scrub Typhus

Scrub Typhus, often known as bush typhus, is a bacterial disease. It is a Rickettsial infection caused by a bacteria called Orientia tsutsugamushi. As a vector-borne illness, it has been previously reported in India and other South Asian countries. Scrub typhus is transmitted to humans via infected chigger bites (larval mites). The mite only feeds on warm-blooded animals’ serum during its development cycle. The results of which are visible bite marks on the groin, armpits, genitalia, and neck are common as a result of the attack. Symptoms like – fever, headache, body aches, and rash, are commonly noticed in patients. 

Scrub Typhus is an emerging threat in India. In the last month, numerous cases of scrub typhus were reported in cities of Uttar Pradesh. The first case was reported in Firozabad (UP), and then the disease started spreading in cities like – Agra, Mathura, Mainpuri, Etah, and Kasganj. According to TWC India, many people are preparing to vacate their houses and move to a different city to escape the panic that emerges with the disease. 

Here we address a few questions about Scrub Typhus – its causes, diagnoses, and treatment. 

What are the symptoms of Scrub Typhus?

Symptoms of scrub typhus typically begin within ten days of a bite from mites. Its symptoms are similar to that of many other vector-borne or rickettsial diseases. The signs and symptoms may include:

  • Fever and chills
  • Headache
  • Body aches and muscle pain
  • A dark, scab-like region at the site of the chigger bite (also known as eschar)
  • Mental changes, ranging from confusion to coma
  • Enlarged lymph nodes
  • Rash

Some patients experience joint pains, which is a symptom of chikungunya. The infection can cause breathing difficulties, brain and lung disease, kidney failure, and subsequently multi-organ failure, which can lead to death. Organ failure and bleeding are common in people with serious illnesses, and if left untreated, they can be fatal.

Diagnosis and Testing

As the early symptoms are not disease-specific, the diagnosis can be difficult. Generally, the disease is revealed through a blood test. There is no vaccine yet for this bacterial disease. Hence, antibiotic doxycycline is generally prescribed to the patients. 

Scrub typhus has symptoms that are similar to those of many other diseases and infections. If you get the symptoms indicated above after spending time in an area where scrub typhus is present and is found in other people, you should necessarily consult a doctor.

If you’ve recently travelled, let your healthcare professional know where you went and when. Give then a detailed description of your travel history. This will help in a clear and early diagnosis of the disease.

What are the treatments for the disease?

There is no vaccine or any proper treatment available for this illness. However, antibiotics could be given to the patient for the treatment. Scrub typhus should be treated with the antibiotic doxycycline. Doxycycline can be used or given to a patient of any age. Antibiotics are most effective and give the best results if given at the early stages of the disease (as soon as the symptoms begin. Those who are treated with doxycycline recover quickly. 

What preventive measures should be taken against Scrub Typhus?

Things to keep in mind:

  • No vaccine is available for Scrub typhus, so immediately seek medical treatment, if any related symptoms are noticed
  • It is necessary to reduce the risk of getting infected by scrub typhus. Hence avoid contact with infected chiggers
  • When traveling to areas with prone scrub typhus, avoid areas or places with vegetation and brush off before you sit or if you locate a chigger somewhere
  • Insect repellent can be used to kill the mites and prevent further development in the house
  • Avoid busy areas or areas with more plantations as they may have disease-carrying bacteria’s – Chigger
  • Wear full protective clothing and don’t go near busy areas with uncovered body parts. It is recommended especially for children to cover their arms and legs, and use mosquito nets for protection. 

To combat this situation, the government has ordered to cut bushes on a regular basis to prevent chigger development in the areas. Immediate actions are taken to prevent further growth of chiggers. Patients appear to have received the medications they sought. The government is still devising strategies to curb the spread of the disease.

Conclusion:

After COVID-19, the emergence of scrub typhus should be addressed properly. The disease has not yet spread widely but there are chances of plague in the nearby areas. Government orders should be followed properly and utmost care should be taken in order to prevent the infection. Use insect repellant and wear full clothes for firsthand prevention of the infection. Besides, follow the government’s guidelines. Make sure to seek treatment immediately if you experience any of the above-listed symptoms.

Third wave of Covid-19 – How deadly can it be?

Several prevalent studies have given health planners the confidence that India is better positioned to deal with COVID-19. It is also reported that most of the population in India has developed antibodies to fight against the deadly CoronaVirus.

However we still need to tighten our seat belts as another wave of COVID aka Third Wave, is about to hit the regions of India anytime soon. If Covid-appropriate behaviour is not followed, a possible third wave of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) could peak between October and November of 2021. It is also said that if a new strain emerges, it can spread faster than expected during the third wave.

When is the third wave of Covid likely to hit India?

Several countries have already witnessed the fourth wave of COVID-19. India is still struggling to overcome the effects of the second wave, while the imminent third wave is projected to hit the country very soon.
Based on the forecast and theories of scientists and doctors the third wave is expected to occur somewhere in the winter months – October and November or early December of this year. The Government of India emphasizes vaccinating the population before Diwali to reduce the threats of the third wave.
Depending on the period from now till November, an aggressive vaccination is likely to reduce the impact of COVID. If the variant is detected early, it can prove to be an advantage.

What do studies say?

According to the latest studies and researches, it is assumed that this third wave might hit the public in the last months of this year i.e. October- November. However, there is no accurate way of confirming the prediction regarding the possible harmful effects of the third wave. The Delta variant and Delta plus variant suggest a possible imposed pressure on the healthcare resources. Moreover, experts also feel that if the COVID-appropriate behaviour is followed strictly and people get vaccinated, then this third wave might not prove as deadly as the first two waves.

Symptoms:

Following are the symptoms you need to look out for:

  • Nasal congestion
  • Fever
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Breathlessness
  • Chest pain
  • Tastelessness

These are the common symptoms and can be controlled with proper treatment. The doctors are also expecting neurological diseases. These symptoms were commonly visible during the second wave too. Apart from this, the asymptomatic cases may surface as well. Always consult a doctor and follow the necessary treatment for better health.

Scientists are still researching to understand the symptoms of the delta variant but as per records, no concrete information has been detected for the variant yet. Apart from that, the symptoms that are expected to follow during the third wave are quite the same as the third wave and are commonly known to people. By taking the necessary safety precautions, it can be avoided.

Who will it affect the most?

The third wave of COVID has not hit India yet. However several theories have been made to take necessary precautions beforehand. As per the studies, the next wave of COVID will affect mostly the younger age groups.
The studies concluded that a major percentage of the young population the kids have faced and got exposed to the virus in some way or the other. It leads to predicting that they may have produced antibodies and are less likely to experience serious illness. Still, there is no proof that the children will suffer severely in the third attack of this deadly virus.

The deadly effects of the Third Wave of COVID-19

The emergence of the mutants of the virus and the variants like Delta and Delta Plus have been responsible for the increase in the number of cases during the second wave too. If a new variant emerges during this third wave, the current treatment and vaccines might be useless as the new variant is adept to it. As a result, the substantial third wave could be disastrous. It might happen if adequate measures of prevention are not taken within a considerable time.

The lenient behaviour of the public towards the pandemic may cause dangerous consequences too. However, if necessary measures are taken properly according to the government guidelines, then the chances of the severity might become less. Consulting a doctor is equally important in case any symptom of COVID-19 is noticed.

Preventive Measures

It is important to follow the government norms set for the welfare of the public. it is safer and wiser to adhere to the rules. Follow these rules for precaution from the third wave of COVID-19:

  • Wear a mask
  • Maintain social distancing
  • Practice proper sanitation
  • Get regular health check-ups and proper medications
  • Consult your nearest doctor if you experience any of the above-listed symptoms
  • Get vaccinated and encourage others too

These measures have been helpful previously too. It is advisable to stick to these measures to avoid the serious impacts of the third wave.

Conclusion

The experts, scientists, and medical professionals have stated that the third wave of coronavirus and its variants like Delta can be tackled successfully. The coverage of vaccination and the exposure rates are the most important elements.

The precautionary measures and arrangement may also provide greater assistance as compared to the second wave. It depends highly on the behavioural patterns of the public towards the dangerous virus and its mutants. Stay at home, follow doctor’s advice, maintain distance and help the nation to overcome the impact of the Third wave of COVID-19.

How to Get Rid of Acne: Causes and Prevention

Teenage could be a very difficult time for some people. The teen period is the age where you go through changes, experience new things, face new problems and overcome them. But there are some problems that do not get better by age, and if not tackled properly, could worsen. Yes, you are not wrong, we’re talking about Acne or commonly known as pimples.

Those Red-bumps on your face, that you struggled with throughout your teenage, may come back to haunt you far beyond puberty. While adult acne is extremely irritating and bad, it’s pretty common for people in their 30’s, 40’s and 50’s, and especially for women.
There are a variety of acne treatments that can help you reduce the number of pimples you get as well as the likelihood of scarring.

What is Acne?

Our skin has tiny holes, called pores, that are sometimes blocked by oil, dirt, dead skill cells, and bacteria. These factors can lead to the development of pimples or zits on our skin. When skin is continuously affected by this condition, the situation is called Acne.
Dermatologists state that acne is the most common skin condition as it affects most people in their teenage years. Acne can be excruciatingly unpleasant, especially when it is severe. It can also induce mental distress.

Causes of Acne

When your skin’s oil glands become overactive and pores get inflamed, pimples, commonly known as acne, appear. Some bacteria on the skin might trigger pimples. Pimples can appear on any part of the body, although they are most common on the face.

Sebum (oil) is produced by the oil gland and travels up the hair, out of the pore, and onto your skin. It keeps your skin supple and moisturized.

A little problem can occur in this process, leading to the development of pimples, the reasons for which are as stated below.

  • Too much oil produced by glands
  • Accumulation of dead skin cells on these pores
  • Bacterial growth around pores

When hormones become active during puberty, oil glands are stimulated. Acne is more common in teenagers because of this. It is partly genetic, if other members of your family have (or had) acne, you may be more likely to get it as well.

There is no foolproof technique to prevent pimples because they are usually triggered by androgen hormones and, in some situations, genetics.

What are the symptoms of Acne?

Acne can appear on almost every part of your body. But it mostly develops on your face, back, neck, chest, and shoulders.

If you have acne, you’ll usually notice white or black pimples. These are called Comedones and they include both blackheads and whiteheads. These are the most common lesions that occur during this phase, but there are other inflammatory lesions that can cause scarring on your skin. It includes:

  • Papules – Small red tender bumps
  • Pustules – Pimples with pus at their tips
  • Nodules – Large solid painful lumps under the skin
  • Cysts – Painful pus-filled lumps under the skin

How can you prevent Acne?

Wash your Face:

Washing your face regularly is important to discard excess oil, dirt, and sweat from your skin daily. Wash your face at least twice a day, it can help you prevent pimples from growing on your skin. However, don’t use harsh cleansers if you have dry skin. Use alcohol-free products and steer away from using chemicals on your face.

How to wash:

  • Wet your face with warm, not hot, water
  • Apply a mild cleanser and rub it gently with your fingertips
  • Rinse thoroughly and pat dry using a soft cloth

Know your skin type:

Knowing your skin type is the most crucial step in treating pimples. It is important to note that not all products can be used on every skin type. Some people have oily skin, some have dry skin, etc. However, oily skin is the most pimple-prone.

Another type of skin that causes most pimples is combination skin. Combination skin has both dry and oily areas. The oily areas tend to be your forehead, nose, and chin, also called your T-zone. Choose the right skincare products, based on your skin type.

Use Moisturizer:

Moisturizers keep skin hydrated. But many moisturizers these days contain oil, synthetic fragrance, and other harmful materials that are not good for your skin. This may irritate the skin and worsen the pimples.
Use fragrance-free, non-comedogenic moisturizers after washing your face or whenever your skin feels dry to help avoid pimples.

When you’re low on water (dehydrated), your body secretes more oil. Dehydration also leads to dullness in the skin and promotes inflammation and redness.
Stay hydrated and drink lots and lots of water. Drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water each day. Drink more after exercise, in summer, and in hot and humid environments.

Limit Makeup:

It’s tempting to cover up pimples with cosmetics. However, this may block pores and cause breakouts. Don’t use makeup and go natural if you can. Avoid greasy, heavy foundation and use products that are non-comedogenic, sheer, and fragrance-free. Using greasy products on your skin can cause pimples.

Don’t touch your face unnecessarily:

Every day your hands encounter innumerable germs, dirt, and bacteria and continuously touching your face can transfer these impurities into your skin.
By all means, avoid using your hands to your face and if necessary use a clean cloth to rub your skin. Wash your hands regularly with a cleanser, and try to touch your face as little as possible.

Use Tea-tree oil:

Tea tree oil is a well-known home treatment for acne. It is helpful in mild and moderate acne breakouts. It helps in reducing the number of inflamed and non-inflamed lesions.
Apply a few drops of tea tree oil along with some ointment (as prescribed by your dermatologist) to the irritated region to treat pimples. A few drops can also be used for your every day with a cleanser or moisturizer.

Avoid Stress:

Stress and tension is not the cause of pimples but it can worsen them. Research reveals that when you feel anxious your body secretes more oil than usual leading to pimples.
Manage your stress and try to calm your body. Do yoga, meditation, engage in other casual activities, massage, etc.

Conclusion

Everyone gets acne, there’s nothing to worry about. Besides, many factors stimulate pimples and make them worse. Factors like hormones, stress, genetics have a huge effect on the cause of acne. We know that pimples are annoying, but they can be treated. Just follow preventive measures and stop the initial outbreak of acne.
Consult a dermatologist, and follow the prescription, at the same time be patient and consistent. Treatments take time to produce results, so wait for a little and do whatever you want and whatever you like. Just don’t let the acne on your face lower your self-esteem.

Everything you need to know about Mosquito-borne Diseases

Mosquito-borne diseases are those that are spread when an infected mosquito bites a healthy person. The Zika Virus, West Nile Virus, Chikungunya Virus, Dengue Fever, Yellow Fever, and Malaria are some common diseases spread by mosquitoes. Although a person will not instantly become sick in most cases. Some people experience a mild and short-term fever or sometimes severe or long-term illness. In some severe cases, a mosquito-borne disease may also cause death.

What are Mosquito-Borne Diseases?

When a mosquito consumes blood, it also ingests any viruses or parasites present in the body of the person. Through its saliva, the mosquito can transmit these viruses and parasites to the next person it bites. The disease that is spread in this way from mosquito to human (when the mosquito feeds on a human) is known as Mosquito-borne disease.

Mosquito-borne diseases are commonly prevalent at this time of the year, i.e. monsoon. Hence, it is the need of the hour to stay healthy and take necessary precautions to prevent mosquito-borne diseases. Its symptoms may include – high fever and chills, joint pain, myalgia, and headaches.

Factors such as urbanization, travel, and population growth have increased the ability of mosquitos to develop and spread disease on a huge scale. People working outdoors, travelers, laboratory workers with mosquito disease samples are prone to mosquito-borne diseases. Even health care workers who take care of patients infected with such diseases are at higher risk of disease transmission. In such cases, a high vigilance should be maintained with good precautionary measures to ensure safety and encourage a healthy life.

Now let’s discuss the major mosquito-borne disease, their causes, symptoms, and prevention measures.

Dengue Fever

The cause of Dengue fever is the Dengue virus. The Dengue virus causes a flu-like condition known as break-bone fever. It is caused when an Aedes mosquito carrying the virus bites a healthy individual. One may exhibit symptoms three to fourteen days after infection. Dengue fever can also progress to dengue hemorrhagic fever, a more serious form of the disease characterized by symptoms such as bleeding under the skin and frequent vomiting. If the patient’s fever persists, he or she will need to be admitted to the hospital and get proper treatment.

Causes:

Dengue is caused due to four viruses, namely – DENV-1, DENV-2, DENV-3, and DENV-4. The disease is transmitted when a healthy person is bitten by a mosquito and the virus enters the individual’s bloodstream, from where it spreads further in the body.
Once a person recovers, he/she is immune to that particular virus but not to the other three.

Symptoms:

Normally the symptoms of this disease are not easily identifiable as it is a virus. But the symptoms include:

  • Fever of 104 F degrees
  • Headache
  • Muscle, bone, and joint pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Pain behind the eyes
  • Swollen glands
  • Rashes

Treatment:

Medication – Painkillers and drips in case of dehydration
Drink plenty of water and take proper liquid supplements to make sure the body does not easily dehydrate.
Maintain proper hygiene

Malaria

Malaria is a parasitic disease caused by the plasmodium parasite. This parasite is transmitted to the human body through an infected mosquito bite. Malaria can be treated by a medical professional and requires a proper medical diagnosis. If the illness is short-term and not severe, it can be treated easily within a few days. But under critical situations, the patient needs emergency care.

Causes:

Malaria is caused by the plasmodium parasite, which is a single-celled parasite. Mosquito bites are the most prevalent way for the parasite to infect humans. Malaria spreads through red blood cells, hence people can also catch an infection from exposed blood.

Symptoms:

  • Chills
  • Fever and sweating
  • Headache
  • Muscle, bone, and joint pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Cough
  • Diarrhoea
  • Abdominal pain

Treatment:

Malaria treatment varies depending on the type of malaria and the severity of the condition. Malaria is a treatable disease and can be treated by medical professionals. It requires proper medical diagnosis, with proper lab tests. There are good medicines and vaccines available for its treatment but should be taken only on the doctor’s recommendation.

Chikungunya

Chikungunya is a viral disease transmitted by an infected mosquito. This is not a severe disease and in most cases, it heals within a week. Chikungunya shows some similar signs as Zika and Dengue. However, do not ignore the symptoms and seek immediate medical treatment.

Causes:

Chikungunya is a viral disease transmitted to humans by an infected mosquito. It is an RNA virus that belongs to the alphavirus genus of the family Togaviridae.

Symptoms:

  • Fever and sweating
  • Headache
  • Muscle, bone, and joint pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Nose bleeding
  • Bleeding Gums

Treatment:

Chikungunya is not a fatal disease. However, in some cases, the symptoms can become severe and disabling. There is no appropriate treatment for chikungunya, but joint pain still lingers on for some days or months.

Some common medicines to reduce symptoms and pain include:

  • Naproxen
  • Ibuprofen
  • Acetaminophen
  • Paracetamol

Besides, stay hydrated and drink plenty of water and take some rest.

Zika Virus

It is a disease caused by mosquito bites. In most cases, there is no major or critical symptom noticed. In some cases, Zika Virus can trigger paralysis.

Causes:

Zika virus is a mosquito-borne flavivirus caused by a virus transmitted primarily by Aedes mosquitoes, which bite during the day.

Symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Rash
  • Joint and muscle pain
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Headache

Treatment:

A diagnosis of the Zika virus can only be confirmed by lab tests and other fluid tests. However, there is no specific treatment for Zika virus infection. People experiencing the symptoms of the Zika virus should drink plenty of water and take necessary medication under the doctor’s guidance. If the situation becomes critical, the patient should seek medical care and advice.

Yellow Fever

The Yellow Fever virus is spread when an infected mosquito bites a healthy person. Yellow fever is a very rare cause of illness. It is diagnosed through laboratory testing, experienced symptoms, and traveling history. There is no such medicine or treatment available for curing Yellow Fever.

Causes:

Yellow fever is an acute viral hemorrhagic disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes. The large epidemic of Yellow fever occurs when the virus enters a heavily populated area with little or no immunity due to lack of vaccination.

Symptoms:

In most cases, patients don’t face any symptoms but when they do it includes:

  • Fever
  • Backaches
  • Headaches
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Liver disease with bleeding
  • Yellowing skin (jaundice)

Treatment:

There are no specific medicines or treatments for curing the infection. To prevent getting sick from yellow fever, use insect repellent, wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants, and get vaccinated.

Conclusion

It is necessary to prevent mosquito-borne disease. To protect yourself, it is advisable to take proper precautions.
Use mosquito repellants and wear long sleeves clothes to prevent mosquito bites
Do not walk on dirty water or keep stagnant water around your house
Use mosquito nets on beds especially for children
Stick to a well-balanced diet and include healthy supplements in the diet
Get vaccinated for the prevention of mosquito-borne diseases

Note – Severe or critical cases of the mosquito-borne disease can cause death. Do not neglect symptoms and seek immediate treatment to prevent further infection.

What should you know about the new Coronavirus Variant – Lambda

The World Health Organization (WHO) has reportedly added another COVID strain, Lambda, to its list of COVID variants. The variant was first reported in Peru in December 2020. Apprehended as the variant of the virus that causes COVID-19, scientists and experts claim this variant to be a new threat for people. WHO has declared Lambda as the ‘variant of interest’ on June 14. At this time, there are no cases of the Lambda variant in India, but the government is keeping a close watch on the geographic landscape of this new variant.
It has been the dominant variant in Peru and other countries of South America. However, the Lambda variant has not yet been found in the Indian population but has recently been detected in the UK and other European countries.

What is a Lambda Variant?

Lambda variant, previously known by its formal scientific name C.37, was identified as the seventh and most recent “variant of interest”. Lambda has seven mutations and the mushroom-shaped extensions on the outer coat allow it to latch to our cells and penetrate on them. These mutations may make it simpler for lambda to attach to our cells, making it more difficult for antibodies to neutralise the virus.

This new Lambda variant may be more transmissible than the original strain. It has already caused outbreaks in multiple countries, and could theoretically cause more severe COVID illness. Moreover, the current treatment and vaccines might be useless as the new variant is adept to it. This variant has now spread to over a dozen countries, with a strong concentration in South America.

Is the Lambda variant more transmissible?

An increase in transmissibility does not mean that the variant is deadly. However, according to scientists, this variant does carry a number of mutations that could potentially increase the risk of transmission. It also means that the variant can evade the COVID-19 vaccines as it has enough resistance to the antibodies provided by the COVID-19 vaccines.

One of the mutations found by the scientist in the Lambda strain is referred to as T859N.
However, it is important to consider that this is merely the early stage of the mutant. Therefore, the research is mostly basic and theoretical.

As there are not enough cases and evidence to show how the Lambda variant is different from other strains, it is necessary to take precautionary measures beforehand. Furthermore, a concrete study is needed before making any suggestion or to understand the complete extent of the strain’s effect.

The Threat of Lambda Variant

According to the health studies conducted in the UK, currently, there is no evidence of the variant being more severe and dangerous than other variants. Thorough research is being conducted on the same, and we will soon get to know about its type and about the effectiveness of the current coronavirus vaccines.

What are the Symptoms of Lambda Variant?

High body Temperature – Although being a very common symptom of COVID, it is reported that the patients suffering from Lambda variant may have considerably high body temperature, which can be fatal in some cases. Such patients need to be given immediate medical treatment and in some cases hospitalization becomes necessary.
If you feel hot touching your chest or your back, measure your temperature and seek medical treatment.

Continuous Cough – The problem of continuous cough is observed in patients affected by the Lambda variant. Due to persistent cough, the chances of its transmission are very high. Therefore the patient may, at all cost, wear a mask all the time. Never cough in the open, it is necessary to cover your mouth and nose.
The patient can go through many coughing episodes within 24 hours or can face continuous coughing for more than an hour. If any such symptoms are observed, immediately seek medical treatment.

Loss of Smell and Taste – Many patients suffering from the variant are facing the problem of loss of smell or taste. Reportedly, the patient may experience a decrease in the sense of taste or smell for the duration of the disease.
Simply when you cannot taste or smell any normal things under normal conditions, seek medical treatment.

A positive COVID-19 patient will have at least one of the above-listed symptoms.

What is the Cause of Lambda Variant?

For the initials, COVID is considered to be its cause but due to very little information in the field, not much is known about the variant yet. For the time being, only COVID is being considered as the cause of the Lambda variant. If you face any of the above-listed symptoms yourself or in your family, immediately seek a doctor’s consultation.

Lambda Variant Covid treatment

Currently, generic medicines are given to COVID patients for treatment. If the patient is already vaccinated, then there are very few chances of damage. The vaccine would work against COVID but still, proper treatment is necessary in either case.

Right now all the patients are being treated on the basis of the symptoms of their disease. According to the latest information, there is no news of the death of any patient so far. The variant is not reported to be deadly, however, it is still spreading really fast.

Precautionary Measures for Lambda Variant

As per studies, there’s not much difference found in the variant in comparison to other variants. This being said, more research is needed in the context now. We would recommend our readers to follow the same safety measures – stay home, cover your face, avoid public areas, get vaccinated and always wear a mask. It is necessary to follow the government guidelines. Do not go outside the house until necessary. Don’t meet anybody, always wear a mask to prevent the spreading. Maintain at least 5 feet distance, always sanitize your hands, keep general medicines, increase the intake of vitamins, consume a healthy diet and always consult a doctor if you have any COVID symptoms.

This was all we had to inform you about the new Lambda variant of COVID-19. There are two takeaways from this article – a) The variant is not deadly but spreads really fast, b) By following the safety measures you can prevent yourself from coming into contact with the virus. Be at home, keep your family safe and immediately consult a doctor if you experience any of the above-listed symptoms.

 

About Chaudhary Hospital

hospital in udaipur

Established in 2005 by Dr. B.R. Chaudhary, Dr. Chaudhary Hospital is Udaipur’s first NABH Certified multi-specialty hospital. It is one of the top multi-specialty hospitals in the city of Udaipur. Our hospital is renowned and recognized as a premier healthcare provider in Rajasthan. Keeping in mind the ongoing crisis of the COVID Coronavirus outbreak we have a COVID Care ward with quarantine facilities along with world-class Diagnostic Services listed below:

  • NABH Certified
  • 15 years of experience in Healthcare services
  • 4 Lakh+ tests per year
  • Team of Expert Doctors and Specialists
  • Accurate Results
  • Advanced Diagnostic Labs
  • COVID Care unit

Our team of doctors and the entire staff of Chaudhary Hospital have been vaccinated with the Covishield vaccine. We are proud to have serve Udaipur with the utmost care and safety required to fight the pandemic.

How do you know if a COVID patient requires Hospitalization?

Being the hot topic of the world for quite some time now, coronavirus is not a mystery to people. In its most malignant form, COVID-19 is still a big threat to the world and especially to India. Through advertisements, social posts, public awareness campaigns, our government is trying its best to educate the country about the threats of coronaviruses and the ways to reduce them. Still, patients/or diseased people tend to leave their guards down, while facing a problem like this.

Awareness and real-time applicability are two different things. General awareness about the disease is not going to prevent the risk, necessary actions and timely guidance is important to cure coronavirus on time. Oftentimes people or families suffer from coronavirus due to their lack of hospitalization and proper oxygen supply. Considerably, people generally abstain from consulting a doctor or taking proper treatment. Other times people are not sensible enough to discover the symptoms of COVID-19 to get hospitalized for regular treatment.
In this article, we are going to discuss the symptoms of Coronavirus and how to know if the patient needs hospitalization.

What are the Symptoms of Coronavirus?

The most common symptoms of COVID -19 are:

  • Fever
  • Dry cough
  • Fatigue

Other symptoms that are less common and can affect a patient are:

  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Nasal congestion
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Muscle or joint pain
  • Different types of muscle pain

Seek emergency treatment when you experience the following :

  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Pain or pressure in your chest
  • Bluish lips or face
  • Inability to arouse

Why is Hospitalization Important for COVID treatment?

We are repeatedly asked to revise the mantra – Stay home, stay safe. Maintain social distance, cover your cough or sneeze with a mask or handkerchief to prevent the bacterias from spreading. Wash your hands, sanitize properly and wear a mask. These measures are basic parameters to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

But how can you tell if a common cough or sneeze or fever is something serious to get checked out?
The simplest answer is even a basic cough or sneeze can be the symptoms of coronavirus and it is highly advisable to get a COVID test and then consult a physician to prevent the threats of Coronavirus. The symptoms of coronavirus are generic and are highly negligible, but this is where your negligence leads to further issues and serious damages.

If you are experiencing any of the above-listed symptoms, it is recommended to consult a doctor before engaging in-home treatment or before taking any medicines.

The first thing that strikes when somebody in the family is found positive is – Do they need to be hospitalized?
Remember not all COVID patients need hospitalization. Generally, people experience mild symptoms which can be controlled with proper home care under a doctor’s guidance. Firstly, if anyone starts developing symptoms, they should not ignore it and get a doctor’s consultation on time.

Secondly, if the situation is out of control and cannot be dealt with at home, then in such cases the patient should be hospitalized on time. The patients themselves along with the family need to keep calm and should make rationally sensible decisions in such cases. Now let’s address the question of when they need to be hospitalized.

A patient should be hospitalized under following situations:

Blood oxygen level – Oxygen Saturation refers to the level of oxygen present in your blood. The oxygen level in your blood determines the functionality of the cells in your body. This oxygen is transmitted to different parts of the body through blood, which helps in the functioning of several body parts. Your SpO2 level should always be above 95%. If it is less than the appropriate level, then your body is in deficit.
If the COVID-19 patients SpO2 drops below 93%, then they require urgent medical care under a proper doctor’s surveillance or guidance.

Continuous High fever – Fever is not a requisite symptom of COVID. But a fever indicates that your body is fighting against disease. Certain times a fever is accompanied by an infection, which is definitely not a good circumstance for a COVID patient.
If your body reaches 101 Fahrenheit and does not become moderate for 5 straight days, in such cases hospitalization becomes important.

Breathlessness – Generally the shortness of breath occurs after the initial stage of COVID. It is followed by mild symptoms such as :

  • Low-grade fever
  • Fatigue
  • Body aches

Breathlessness is not something that can be taken care of at home, certain exercises or yoga activities might help. But hospitalization is important in such cases.

Discolouration in the body part (blue colour) – The normal colour or shade of the hands and toe is red. If it starts to fade or if you find blue colour in the region like – hands, lips, face and toe, immediate medical attention is needed. And hence, in such cases hospitalization becomes important.

Extreme weakness – Generally Extreme weakness is the result of COVID. But in some cases when the body falls low on stamina and immunity, the body starts consuming the remaining energy to fight against the disease. It is better to gear up the situation by taking medication under the doctor’s guidance. Mere negligence at any step can result in severe loss.

If the patient is above 60 years of age – For a senior citizen, home treatment is generally not recommended. Anybody above the age of 60 has less immunity in comparison to those below this age group. It is advisable to consult a doctor as soon as COVID symptoms are discovered.

Immediate hospitalization is not necessary if the patient experiences mild symptoms. Gradually when treatment is ignored and not taken properly then the situation can worsen and the patient would have to be admitted immediately.

In the case of a senior citizen, call a family doctor with a good knowledge of the patient’s medical history. A patient’s medical history should be taken into consideration in the initial stage of COVID.

What have we learnt?

COVID is a serious problem but can be managed if a sensible decision is made on time. The symptoms of COVID at early stages are very common and people often confuse these symptoms as COVID and rush to the hospitals. Rushing to the hospital without any certainty of the disease is not going to result in your favour.
Rushing every COVID patient to the hospital even when the person does not require it, is not going to result in your favour. Immediate hospitalization can also deprive an ill person of the emergency care that they need. It is better to consult your doctor first and then deal accordingly.

 

About Chaudhary Hospital

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Established in 2005, Chaudhary Hospital in Udaipur is the city’s premier Multispecialty hospital situated in the center of the city. Our Hospital is

  • NABH Certified
  • 15 years of experience in Healthcare services
  • 4 Lakh+ tests per year
  • Team of Expert Doctors and Specialists
  • Accurate Results
  • Advanced Diagnostic Labs
  • COVID Care unit

Our team of doctors and the entire staff of Chaudhary Hospital have been vaccinated with the Covishield vaccine. We are proud to have serve Udaipur with the utmost care and safety required to fight the pandemic.

कोरोना से ठीक होने के बाद रखी जाने वाली सावधानियां

कोरोना वायरस, उसके लक्षणों व प्रभावों से तो करीब इन दो वर्षों में हम सभी भलीभांति वाकिफ हो चुके हैं। लेकिन अब हमें य​ह जानना ज्यादा जरूरी है ​कि कोरोना से ठीक होने के बाद क्या सावधानियां रखी जानी चाहिए। क्योंकि कोरोना के चलते हमारा शरीर कमजोर पड़ जाता है, जिससे हमें लम्बे समय तक सावधानियां बरतने व आराम करने की आवश्यकता पड़ती है। विशेषज्ञ भी यही सलाह देते हैं कि कोरोना से ठीक होने के बाद व्यक्ति को पौष्टिक गुणों से भरपूर संतुलित आहार, हल्का योगाभ्यास, आराम जरूर करना चाहिए। क्योंकि कोविड 19 एक जटिल बीमारी है और उससे शरीर में आई कमजोरी को दूर होने में समय लगता है।

आज हम आपको कुछ ऐसे जरूरी उपायों के बारे में बताने जा रहे हैं जिन्हें अपनाकर कोविड-19 से ठीक हुआ व्यक्ति जल्दी रिकवर हो सकता है।

कोविड-19 से ठीक होने के बाद क्या सावधानियां रखनी चाहिए?

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  • कठिन व ज्यादा मेहनत वाली कसरत नहीं करें। हल्का योगाभ्यास करें, ध्यान लगाएं। सांसों से जुड़े योग लाभदायक है।
  • प्रतिदिन 8 से 10 गिलास पानी जरूर पीएं। गुनगुना पानी फायदेमंद है लेकिन इसे दो बार से ज्यादा न पीएं।
  • अगर सूखी खांसी रहती है तो गुनगुने पानी में नमक डालकर गरारें करें।

कोविड-19 से ठीक होने के बाद क्या खाएं?

food after covid

  • एक बार में ही ज्यादा भोजन न करें बल्कि थोड़ा थोड़ा दो तीन बार खाएं ताकि पचने में आसानी हो।
  • हल्का या ऐसा भोजन करें जो आसानी से पच सके। जैसे दाल का सूप, खिचड़ी, दलिया, चावल आदि।
  • रोजाना 75 से 100 ग्राम प्रोटीन अवश्य लें। इसके लिए दालें, दूध से बनें उत्पादों का सेवन करें।
  • विटामीन सी युक्त फलों का सेवन करें।
  • ज्यादा शुगरयुक्त, तला हुआ, प्रोसेस्ड फूड, ज्यादा वसा वाले उत्पाद, शराब, धूम्रपान का सेवन नहीं करें।
  • खाने में नमक का कम उपयोग करें।
  • सप्ताह में दो बार सहजन मोरिंगा की पत्तियों का सूप पिएं।

कोविड-19 से ठीक होने के बाद कैसे करें सेहत की जांच

  • अपना तापमान, ब्लड प्रेशर, ब्लड शुगर व ऑक्सीजन लेवल की जांच करते रहें।
  • शरीर में दर्द, बुखार, ज्यादा कमजोरी, घबराहट, ब्लड प्रेशर व शुगर लेवल कम ज्यादा होने, सांस फूलने, सीने में दर्द जैसी​ शिकायतों – पर डॉक्टर की सलाह लें।
  • कोरोना से ठीक होने के 7 दिन बाद डॉक्टर को जरूर दिखाएं।
  • डॉक्टर द्वारा दी गई दवाइयों का ​बराबर सेवन करें।
  • कोरोना से ठीक होने के तीन माह बाद ही वैक्सीन लगवाएं।
  • नकारात्मक खबरों, वातावरण से दूर रहें।

ब्लैक फंगस के लक्षणों पर भी दें ध्यान

black fungus hindi

कोरोना से ठीक होने के बाद ब्लैक फंगस के लक्षणों पर भी ध्यान देना जरूरी है। क्योंंकि कईं मामलों में कोरोनो से ठीक हुए लोगों में ब्लैक फंगस के लक्षण देखे गए हैं।

  • आंखों का लाल होना, सूजन आना, खुल न पाना व कम दिखाई देना।
  • आंख या नाक के आसपास दर्द होना।
  • नाक बंद होना व नाक, कान से बदबूदार पानी या खून आना।
  • चेहरे पर सूजन, दर्द या सुन्नपन रहना।
  • दांतों में दर्द, बुखार, सरदर्द, खांसी।
  • सांस लेने में तकलीफ।
  • उल्टी के साथ खून आना आदि।

यह थी कुछ ऐसी सावधानियां जो कोरोना से ठीक हुए व्यक्ति के लिए बेहद जरूरी हैं। अच्छा खानपान, दिनचर्या में सकारात्मक बदलाव कोरोना से ठीक हुए व्यक्ति की शरीरिक कमजोरी को दूर करने में सहायक है।

इसके अलावा भी अगर व्यक्ति ऐसे लक्षण महूसस करता है जो किसी बीमारी की ओर संकेत कर रहे हैं तो चिकित्सकीय सलाह बेहद जरूरी है। ऐसे में उदयपुर में कुछ ऐसे अस्पताल हैं जिन्होंंने कोरोना के समय रोगियों के बेहतर इलाज में महती भूमिका निभाई है।

उदयपुर (राजस्थान ) के हिरण मगरी सेक्टर 4 एरिया में स्थित चौधरी हॉस्पिटल शहर का प्रमुख मल्टीस्पेशलिटी अस्पताल है। 2005 में स्थापित डॉ.चौधरी हॉस्पिटल में संभाग भर से हज़ारों मरीज इलाज के लिए आते हैं एवं ठीक होकर घर जाते हैं। चौधरी हॉस्पिटल में उचित दरों में इलाज व जांच सुविधा उपलब्ध है। उदयपुर का डॉ.चौधरी हॉस्पिटल क्षेत्र के प्रमुख अस्पतालों में से एक है, जहां कोरोना रोगियों की उचित देखभाल व परस्पर उपचार किया जा रहा है। कोविड 19 की पहली से लेकर अब तक डॉ.चौधरी हॉस्पिटल का रिकॉर्ड कोरोना के इलाज में अन्य बीमारियों की तरह अच्छा साबित हुआ है। ऐसे में आप कोरोना के इलाज के लिए चौधरी हॉस्पिटल का चुनाव कर सकते हैं।

डॉ.चौधरी हॉस्पिटल की विशेषताएं

  • एनएबीएच प्रमाणित
  • स्वास्थ्य सेवाओं में 15 साल का अनुभव
  • प्रति वर्ष 4 लाख+जांचें
  • विशेषज्ञ डॉक्टरों की टीम
  • सटीक परिणाम
  • अत्याधुनिक डायग्नोस्टिक लैब्स
  • कोविड केयर यूनिट

क्या होता है ब्लैक फंगस? इसके लक्षण और उपचार क्या है?

कोरोना की दूसरी लहर के साथ ही हम सभी के लिए एक नई महामारी ने चुनौतियां बढ़ा दी है। इस नई महामारी का नाम है ब्लैक फंगस। पिछले कई दिनों से आप ब्लैक फंगस संक्रमण का नाम सुन रहे होंगे। देश में ब्लैक फंगस के अब तक करीब 11 हज़ार से ज्यादा मामले सामने आए हैं। राजस्थान के सभी 33 जिलों से भी 1345 मरीज और 50 मौतें दर्ज हुई है।

ब्लैक फंगस खासकर कोरोना वायरस से ठीक हुए लोगों में साइड इफेक्ट्स के रूप में सामने आ रहा है। विशेषज्ञों के अनुसार कोरोना संक्रमण के समय हाई रिस्क वाली दवाइयों (स्टेरॉयड) के उपयोग से यह संक्रमण फैल रहा है। ब्लैक फंगस में आंखों की रोशनी चली जाती है, कईं मामलों में तो व्यक्ति की मृत्यु तक हो जा रही है।

ऐसे में हम सभी के लिए यह जानना जरूरी है कि आखिर ब्लैक फंगस क्या होता है ? ब्लैक फंगस के लक्षण क्या है ? ब्लैक फंगस से किन लोगों को अधिक खतरा है और ब्लैक फंगस का उपचार क्या है?

क्या होता है ब्लैक फंगस?

ब्लैक फंगस (Mucormycosis ) एक दुर्लभ फंगस इंफेक्शन है जो तेजी से नाक, आंख, दिमाग व साइनस में फैलता है।
यह म्यूकोर्मिसेट्स के रूप में जाने वाले मोल्डों के समूह के कारण होता है। विशेषज्ञों के अनुसार ब्लैक फंगस पहले से ही वातावरण में मौजूद है, लेकिन कोरोना संक्रमण के कारण कमजोर इम्यून सिस्टम के चलते यह लोगों को अपना शिकार बना रहा है।

लक्षण

– आंखों में सूजन, आंखें लाल होना, आंखें खोलने व बंद करने में परेशानी, डबल विजन, दिखाई कम या नहीं दिखना।
– नाक बंद होना व नाक से बदबूदार पानी / खून आना।
– चेहरे पर सूजन/सिर दर्द/सुन्नपन होना।
– दांतों में दर्द, चबाने में परेशानी, उल्टी व खांसने में खून आना।
– बुखार, खांसी, साँस लेने में तकलीफ़, खून की उल्टी होना आदि।

बचाव के तरीके

– ब्लड शुगर को कंट्रोल में रखना चाहिए।
– कोविड के इलाज में स्टेरॉयड का उचित उपयोग।
– ऑक्सीजन ह्यूमिडिफायर में साफ पानी का उपयोग।
– धूल वाली जगह पर मास्क पहनकर रखें।
– मिट्टी, काई और खाद के सम्पर्क में आने से बचें।

ब्लैक फंगस से किन लोगों को खतरा?

– कोविड 19 से संक्रमित व ठीक हुए लोग।
– अनियंत्रित डायबिटीज वाले मरीज ।
– जिनके इलाज में अत्यधिक स्टेरॉयड का उपयोग हुआ हो।
– एड्स, कैंसर, किडनी की दवाइयां लेने वाले रोगी।

ब्लैक फंगस का उपचार

ब्लैक फंगस के मामलों में इलाज के लिए एंटी-फंगल दवा एम्फोटेरिसिन-बी का उपयोग किया जा रहा है। लेकिन इसे चिकित्सकीय सलाह से लेना चाहिए। अगर आप में इस तरह के कोई लक्षण नजर आते हैं तो आपको चिकित्सक को दिखाना चाहिए।

ब्लैक फंगस के अलावा कोरोना की तीसरी लहर का खतरा भी देश में बढ़ता जा रहा है। अकेले राजस्थान में ही 7 हज़ार से ज्यादा मामले सामने आए हैं। ऐसे में बच्चों में कोरोना के लक्षण दिखते ही उनका इलाज बहुत जरूरी है। ऐसे में यह भी जानना जरूरी हो जाता है कि अगर हम प्राइवेट हॉस्पिटल में इलाज कराना चाहते हैं तो कौनसा हॉस्पिटल अच्छा रहेगा।

उदयपुर (राजस्थान ) के हिरण मगरी सेक्टर 4 एरिया में स्थित चौधरी हॉस्पिटल शहर का प्रमुख मल्टीस्पेशलिटी अस्पताल है। 2005 में स्थापित डॉ.चौधरी हॉस्पिटल में संभाग भर से हज़ारों मरीज इलाज के लिए आते हैं एवं ठीक होकर घर जाते हैं। चौधरी हॉस्पिटल में उचित दरों में इलाज व जांच सुविधा उपलब्ध है। उदयपुर का डॉ.चौधरी हॉस्पिटल क्षेत्र के प्रमुख अस्पतालों में से एक है, जहां कोरोना रोगियों की उचित देखभाल व परस्पर उपचार किया जा रहा है। कोविड 19 की पहली से लेकर अब तक डॉ.चौधरी हॉस्पिटल का रिकॉर्ड कोरोना के इलाज में अन्य बीमारियों की तरह अच्छा साबित हुआ है। ऐसे में आप कोरोना के इलाज के लिए चौधरी हॉस्पिटल का चुनाव कर सकते हैं।

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साथ ही कोरोना महामारी को देखते हुए डॉ.चौधरी हॉस्पिटल की पूरी टीम को कोरोना वैक्सीन लगाई जा चुकी है। ऐसे में संक्रमण से बचाव की दृष्टि भी यह श्रेष्ठतम हॉस्पिटल है।

कोरोना वैक्सीन (Corona Vaccine) और इससे जुडी कुछ महत्वपूर्ण बातें

देश में तेजी से बढ़ते कोरोना संक्रमण के बीच 1 मई से 18 वर्ष से अधिक उम्र के सभी लोगों को वैक्सीन लगनी शुरू हो जाएगी। इसके लिए कोविन पाॅर्टल, अरोग्यसेतु एप के माध्यम से वैक्सीन स्लाॅट बुकिंग के लिए रजिस्ट्रेशन भी शुरू हो गए हैं। आप उपरोक्त के माध्यम से वैक्सीन लगवाने के लिए रजिस्ट्रेशन कर सकते है। रजिस्ट्रेशन निशुल्क है। हालांकि पहले ही दिन पाॅर्टल पर रजिस्ट्रेशन करवाने वाले लोगों की संख्या ज्यादा होने से वेबसाइट क्रेश होने तक की खबरें भी आई थी। ऐसे में कईं लोगों के स्लाॅट बुक नहीं हो सके थे। लेकिन आप निरन्तर वेबसाइट पर चैक करते रहे, जैसे ही स्लाॅट उपलब्ध होंगे आपका रजिस्ट्रेशन हो जाएगा।

वैक्सीन को कोरोना (Corona) से लड़ाई में महत्वपूर्ण माना जा रहा है। यह न सिर्फ संक्रमण के खतरे को कम करती है बल्कि हमारी रोग प्रतिरोधक क्षमता को भी बढ़ाती है। हालांकि कुछ मामलों में दोनों डोज लेने के बावजूद कोराना संक्रमित होने की खबरें भी आई है।

कोरोना वैक्सीन क्या है ? (What is Corona Vaccine)

वैक्सीन में किसी जीव के कुछ ऐसे कमज़ोर या निष्क्रिय अंश होते हैं जो ही बीमारी का कारण बनते हैं। ये शरीर की रोग प्रतिरोधक रक्षा प्रणाली को संक्रमण व वायरस की पहचान करने के लिए प्रेरित करते हैं। वैक्सीन ऐसे वायरस के खिलाफ हमारे शरीर में एंटीबॉडी बनाती है जो बाहरी हमले से लड़ने में हमारे शरीर की मदद करती हैं।

वर्तमान में केन्द्र सरकार द्वारा दो प्रकार की वैक्सीन (Vaccine) लगवाई जा रही है, जिनके नाम इस प्रकार है।

भारत बायोटेक द्वारा निर्मित – कोवैक्सीन (Covaxin)
सीरम इंस्टीट्यूट द्वारा निर्मित – कोविशील्ड (Covishield)

इन दो वैक्सीन्स के अलावा रूसी वैक्सीन स्पुत्निक वी का भी आने वाले दिनों में उपयोग शुुरू हो जाएगा।

क्या वैक्सीन (Vaccine) लगवाने के बाद भी कोरोना हो सकता है?

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वैक्सीन लगवाने के बाद भी कोरोना संक्रमण से इनकार नहीं किया जा सकता है। देश में ऐसे कुछ मामले रिकाॅर्ड हुए हैं जिनमें वैक्सीन लगवाने के बाद भी लोगों के संक्रमित होने की जानकारी सामने आई है लेकिन वैक्सीन लगवाने के बाद संक्रमण व बीमारी का खतरा सामान्य बना रहता है। वैक्सीन लगवाने के बाद आप जल्दी ठीक हो सकते हैं। वैक्सीन हमें जानलेवा कोरोना से बचाती है। ऐसे में वैक्सीन जरूर लगवानी चाहिए।

पहला डोज लेने के बाद वैक्सीन (Vaccine) का दूसरा डोज कब लें ?

वैक्सीन का पहला डोज लेने के बाद दूसरा डोज लेना इस बात पर निर्भर करता है कि आपके कौनसी वैक्सीन लगी है। अगर आपके कोवैक्सीन (Covaxin) लगी है तो आप कावैक्सीन (Covaxin) का ही दूसरा डोल 28 से 42 दिनों के बीच ले सकते हैं। अगर आपके कोविशील्ड (Covishield) लगी है तो आप कोविशील्ड (Covishield) की ही दूसरी डोज 28 से 56 दिनों के बीच ले सकते हैं।

कोरोना वैक्सीन (Corona Vaccine) के साइड इफेक्ट्स

कोरोना की वैक्सीन लगवाने के बाद लोगों के शरीर पर अलग-अलग प्रकार के प्रभाव व लक्षण देखे जा सकते हैं। इसमें मुख्यतः हल्का बुखार, कमजोरी, जोड़ों में दर्द, शरीर में पानी की कमी आदि प्रमुख है। हालांकि ये लक्षण ठीक भी हो जाते हैं। वहीं, कुछ लोगों के शरीर पर किसी भी प्रकार के लक्षण नहीं दिखते हैे। अगर वैक्सीन लगवाने के बाद आपको हल्का बुखार आता है तो आप चिकित्सकीय परामर्श ले सकते हैं।

किन लोगों को कोरोना वैक्सीन (Corona Vaccine) नहीं लगवानी चाहिए?

इंडियाडाॅटकाॅम ने भारत बायोटेक के हवाले से लिखा है कि ऐसे लोगों को कोवैक्सीन नहीं लगवानी चाहिए जो लोग ऐसी दवाइयां ले रहे हैं जिससे उनकी इम्यूनिटी पर असर पड़ता है। साथ ही प्रेग्नेंट महिलाओं, ब्रेस्ट फीडिंग करवाने वाली महिलाओं को भी कोवैक्सीन नहीं लगवानी चाहिए क्योंकि इन पर वैक्सीन की स्टडीज नहीं की गई है। साथ ही जिन लोगों को कोविशील्ड (Covishield) में मौजूद इंग्रीडिएंट से एलर्जी है तो उन लोगों को भी कोविशील्ड (Covishield) वैक्सीन Vaccine नहीं लगवानी चाहिए। पहली डोज लगाने के बाद एलर्जी होने पर भी दूसरी वैक्सीन नहीं लगवानी चाहिए।

कोरोना से बचाव के सामान्य उपाय क्या है?

कोरोना से बचाव के सामान्य उपाय यही है कि आप संक्रमण से दूर रहने के लिए सरकार की गाइडलाइन यथा व्यवस्थित मास्क लगाना, निश्चित सामाजिक दूरी की पालना करना, भीड़भाड़ वाली जगहों पर जाने से बचना, बार-बार साबुन से हाथ धोना, सार्वजनिक जगहों पर नहीं थूंकना व वैक्सीन लगवाने से इस संक्रमण से बचा जा सकता है।

उदयपुर में किन सरकारी सेन्टर्स पर वैक्सीन लगेगी?

उदयपुर में करीब 50 से ज्यादा सेन्टर्स पर कोरोना की वैक्सीन लगाई जा रही है। इनमें सरकारी पीएचसी, सीएचसी सहित निजी अस्पताल भी शामिल है। आप कोविन एप पर वैक्सीन के लिए रजिस्ट्रेशन के दौरान आपके वैक्सीन लगावाने का की तारीख और केन्द्र का चुनाव कर सकते हैं। साथ ही एक बार रजिस्ट्रेशन के साथ आप परिवार के चार अन्य सदस्यों को भी वैक्सीन के लिए जोड़ सकते हैं।

इसके अलावा उदयपुर संभाग के कुछ खास अस्पतालों में भी वैक्सीन लगाई जाएगी। यह अस्पताल कोरोना जागरूकता को लेकर भी विशेष काम कर रहे हैं। उदयपुर के सेक्टर 4 स्थित डॉ.चौधरी हाॅस्पीटल भी कोरोना जागरूकता को लेकर काम कर रहा है। सोशल मीडिया के माध्यम से डॉ.चौधरी हाॅस्पीटल ने कोरोना के प्रति जागरूकता में बड़ी भूमिका निभाई है। डॉ.चौधरी हाॅस्पीटल को कोरोना रोगियों का इलाज भी किया जा रहा है। डॉ.चौधरी हाॅस्पीटल में वर्तमान में 45 वर्ष से अधिक उम्र के लोगों को कोरोना वैक्सीन लगाई जा रही है। 1 मई के बाद से ही डॉ.चौधरी हाॅस्पीटल में भी 18 वर्ष से अधिक उम्र के लोगों को वैक्सीन लगनी शुरू हो जाएगी।

When should a woman start seeing a gynecologist?

Women’s intimate health problems have been long ignored by society. In many nations of the world, women don’t even have access to primary intimate healthcare and sanitation facilities. Intimate health is a health factor that should not be avoided at all, especially in women. It is the parents’ duty to introduce their child to intimate health care and gynecologist methods.

A gynecologist is a doctor specializing in female reproductive health. Gynecology doctors help in diagnosing and treating the problems of the female reproductive tract. Parts of the female body such as the Uterus, Fallopian tubes, ovaries, and breasts are treated under gynecology.

Up to a certain age, it is ok to receive basic healthcare from the family doctor, pediatrician, or internist. Still, when the child attains the age of 13 to 15 or whenever she starts menstruating, it becomes more than necessary to schedule the first visit with the gynecologist.
The first visit to the gynecologist is crucial. The gynecology doctor should be able to establish trust enabling the patient to open up about the issues.

Let us know what to expect on your First Gynecology Visit.

What to expect on the first gynecologist visit?

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The first gynecologist appointment is just like any other regular doctor visit. It first starts with basic talks about the patient’s health, medical history, ailments, pre-existing conditions, and general talks about how the patient feels about her health. The doctor may ask questions about the patient’s sexual history. At first, it might feel weird talking about everything so intimate, but it is necessary to open up about any problems or medical history the patient has. Most gynecologists are well trained at comforting their patients, so opening up with the gynecologist doctor must not be a problem.

If the doctor can conclude an expected presence of a medical condition that can cause trouble, in that case, the patient might need to undergo a pelvic examination, where different samples are taken from the patient’s pelvic area to examine the presence of any severe medical conditions.

If the patient is under the age of 21 years, it is not necessary to undergo a pelvic exam. For women above the age of 21 years, it is recommended to get a pelvic exam even when there is a low possibility of severe medical conditions.

If the patient is on period, it is better to reschedule the appointment as there can be several complications during the examination of the patient. Women are also advised to take someone with them during the visit as it can help them to maintain calm.

Asking questions regarding gynecology diseases and problems is one of the primary purposes of a gynecological visit. You may ask questions regarding the following:

What questions to ask your gynecologist?

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Asking more questions to your gynecologist helps you to trust better in the doctor and also in getting a better idea about your health issues and how to take better self-care. Here are a few questions you can ask your gynecologist on your first visit:

  • Why are my periods so heavy?

There is a thin line between something being normal or extraordinary. If you are experiencing heavy bleeding for weeks, so much that you almost need to double the number of sanitary pads and tampons you use, then it can be a sign of severe health conditions. If you have unbearable cramps for long hours and frequent headaches, this can also be a sign of underlying health conditions. You can convey your condition to the gynecologist for a precise answer and solution.

  • What is the normal amount of Vaginal discharge?

A slight amount of clear or milky-looking discharge is just fine as the body tends to flush out dead cells through that. Still, if you are getting frequent discharges, with highly unpleasant odors and unusual colors, it indicates some gynecology disease and you should ask your gynecologist doctor about it.

  • Why is sex painful to me?

During intercourse, a slight feeling of pain is appropriate, but if you are having a tremendous amount of pain, then you must ask your gynecologist about that. Sometimes, pain can be caused due to lack of lubrication due to no foreplay, which can be solved using lubricants, but if that’s not the reason, then asking your gynecologist will surely help.

  • Why do I leak urine while laughing, coughing, or sneezing?

This is a common condition among many women and is often underreported. The condition is called Urinary Incontinence (UI). There are several types to it. Asking your gynecologist about UI will help you determine your type and solve the problem as well with the help of several exercises and medications in some cases.

  • Why does my Vagina or pelvis feel heavy?

A feeling of pressure or heaviness in the vagina or pelvis can be a sign of organ prolapse. This happens when an organ falls from its normal place. It is a serious condition and needs immediate medical attention. Asking the gynecologist about the condition may help in diagnosing and solving the issue.

Asking the above questions or any other questions can lead to many discoveries about your body and medical conditions. Let us now also know about what conditions a gynecologist can treat.

Common gynecological problems

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While gynecologist doctors are able to treat many problems related to the reproductive organs and intimate areas, there are few problems that occur more frequently than the rest, these are:

  • PCOD or Polycystic Ovarian Disease

PCOD is a widespread problem where women have complications and menstruating and conceiving.

  • Ovarian Cysts

Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs, which appear on the ovary’s surface, these generally disappear in some time, but if they don’t, they can cause many complications.

  • Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a painful condition where the tissue generally lining the uterus’s inner surface starts growing outside the uterus.

  • Dysmenorrhea

Dysmenorrhea, commonly referred to as period cramps, is a common issue, but if it’s severe, it requires medical attention.

  • Urinary tract infections

Urinary tract infections are common among women. These can cause several complications and pain in various regions of the pelvic portion.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Chaudhary Hospital, Udaipur

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Obstetrics deals with issues related to childbirth, pregnancy, and postpartum period whereas gynecology treats problems related to female reproductive organs’ health (Vagina, Uterus, Ovaries, Fallopian tubes). The department of gynecology and obstetrics at Chaudhary hospital, Udaipur, has a qualified team of the best obstetricians and gynecologists in Udaipur. We are dedicated to women’s well-being and provide treatment for all gynecological diseases and problems. We also have excellent efficiency in obstetric services.

Our labor room is located nearby the Operation theatre, where all the emergency services related to gynecology and obstetrics are provided, 24 hours a day, every day. One of the leading hospitals in Udaipur, we work with dedication and compassion to provide our patients with the best medical care and assistance.

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