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Kerala Doctors warns people of Fungal Infections after floods

Kerala Doctors warns people of Fungal Infections after floods
Kerala Doctors warns people of Fungal Infections after floods
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Reportedly the rains in kerala have abated, the resultant floods have receded, some people have started returning to their houses and many are still at the relief camps. Meanwhile even as rescue operations, relief efforts and rehabilitation process are underway, doctors in the state have expressed concerns over the health issues that generally follow natural calamities like floods.

Kerala Doctors warns people of Fungal Infections after floods

Furthermore after the 2018 deluge, there was a spurt of diseases in kerala, including leptospirosis, gastroenteritis, typhoid and dengue, among others. Further this year, the doctors have particularly noted that fungal infections are increasingly being seen among those who were exposed to the floodwater. Reportedly Doctors from the kerala branch of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) have come forward to provide medical care at several flood relief camps.



Dr Srujit of the IMA stated “It is important to keep the skin dry, especially the areas between fingers, toes, underarms, groin and other parts where the sweat can easily get trapped. For those presenting with itchy or flaky skin, we prescribe certain antifungal medications and ointments”. Perhaps avoiding moist spaces and drying clothes completely also help to prevent fungal infections. 


Kerala Doctors warns people of Fungal Infections after floods
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