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Doctors advise elderly people and children to be vigilant this winter

As Hyderabad experiences chilly weather this winter, doctors advise senior citizens to avoid morning walks to protect themselves during the season and to take adequate precautions.

Dr. Shankar, Superintendent of Fever Hospital, stated, “There is a lot of change in weather for the last two days as there are some rains. The temperature is also dropping. There might be an increase in the intensity of the virus in this season.

There is an increase in the number of asthma patients. Dust allergies and skin problems are also increasing. Children and pregnant women are falling sick. While going for morning walks, old people might get some problems. Some cases of malaria and typhoid are also being observed.”

He went on to say that people should take precautions such as wearing monkey caps to protect their ears and noses.

“People should take precautions like wearing monkey caps protecting ears and noses. Woollen clothes like sweaters should be used. Hand gloves can also be used. Pregnant women, children, old age people and people with Hypertension, Diabetes, Kidney and asthma should take special precautions,” said Dr Shankar.

Dr Kondal Reddy, the professor of medicine stated, “The trend of dengue fevers has come down. We are getting cases of respiratory illness, sore throat, running nose and low-grade fever. Most patients are getting treated with routine medicine without using any antibiotics.

Most children are getting respiratory illnesses. The elder people and young people below the age of 5, should be more cautious and prevent them from getting diseases. People of more than 60 years should try to be indoors and avoid morning walks.”

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According to Dr. Kondal Reddy, patients with heart diseases might have precipitation heart attacks. Viral pneumonia will also become more common.

“Young children should be kept away from any diseased individual. Regular immunization should be followed for elders and children. The number of dengue patients has come down. The government has also taken steps by providing adequate medication. The hospital is also educating the people along with giving them medications,” said Dr Kondal Reddy.

 

 

 

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