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3 Winter Diseases You Might Get During Winter Season


Winter will officially start on December 23.

But the weather has started to cool down.

Before it finally hits the lowest temperatures, Klinika Maharlika’s General Physician Dr. Maria Sarte has revealed the diseases one might afflict with during winter season in the UAE if a person has a weaker immune system than the rest.

1. Common cold (Acute Nasopharyngitis)

Common cold is a self-limited contagious disease that can be caused by many different types of viruses. It can affect anyone at any time of the year but peaks during the winter months. This disease accompanies runny or stuffed nose, body pain, and constant sneezing.

2. Throat infection

In this stage, one’s throat becomes painful, itchy, and scratchy. Home remedies include gargling with warm water, talking less, drinking tea with honey.

3. Viral Gastroenteritis or Stomach Flu

This can be caused by many different kinds of viruses but the most common especially in children is rotavirus. Symptoms include vomiting, excessive thirst, green stool, fever diarrhea, loss of appetite and abdominal pain.

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