Friday, July 28, 2023

Flooded Delhi: The Rise of Eye Flu and Other Health Concerns

The monsoon season has arrived in India, and with it, the usual challenges. This year, Delhi has been particularly hard hit by the rains. The city has seen its worst flooding in decades, with waterlogging in many areas. This has led to a number of problems, including the spread of eye flu.

Eye flu, also known as conjunctivitis, is a highly contagious infection that can cause the eyes to become red, swollen, and watery. It is usually spread through contact with the mucus from an infected person's eye. The infection can also be spread through contact with contaminated surfaces or objects.

The monsoon rains have created ideal conditions for the spread of eye flu. The wet and humid weather makes it easy for the virus to spread. Additionally, the flooding has forced people to live in close quarters, which increases the chances of contact with an infected person.

As a result of the flooding, eye flu cases have been surging in Delhi. In some areas, the number of cases has increased by as much as 500%. The worst affected areas are those that have been most severely flooded.

The symptoms of eye flu can be mild or severe. In mild cases, the eyes may be red and watery, and there may be some discomfort. In more severe cases, the eyes may be very red, swollen, and painful. There may also be discharge from the eyes.

Eye flu is usually not a serious condition. However, it can be very uncomfortable, and it can lead to complications in some cases. For example, eye flu can make it difficult to see, and it can also lead to infections of the cornea.

Treatment for eye flu is usually simple. Consult your doctor for treatment

Prevention is the best way to avoid eye flu. There are a number of things you can do to prevent the spread of eye flu, including:

Wash your hands frequently. This is especially important after using the toilet, blowing your nose, or touching your eyes.
Avoid touching your eyes. If you do touch your eyes, wash your hands immediately.
Avoid sharing personal items, such as towels, eyeglasses, and contact lenses.
If you have eye flu, stay home from work or school until you are no longer contagious.

The monsoon rains have caused a number of problems in Delhi, including the spread of eye flu. However, there are a number of things you can do to prevent the spread of this infection. By following the tips above, you can help to protect yourself and your family from eye flu.

Read another blog on eye flu : 

How To Protect Your Eyes From Eye Infections During The Monsoon Season


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