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Treatment for Common Illnesses in Chembur, Mumbai

Organisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites cause common illnesses. In most cases, they are innocuous. However, certain microbes can cause sickness under particular circumstances.

What are the common illnesses? 

Some of them include:

  • Allergies: Allergies are an immunological reaction to allergens, which are commonly harmful substances.
  • Colds: The common cold is a contagious, self-limiting illness characterized by a viral infection of the nose, respiratory tract and throat.
  • Conjunctivitis ("pink eye "): Conjunctivitis is an inflammation or infection in the eyes that may be caused by bacteria or viruses, allergic reaction to pollen, dust or chemical irritants. 
  • Diarrhea: Diarrhea is defined as frequent watery loose motions caused by a virus or contaminated food and water. 
  • Headaches: Headaches are generally caused by acidity, migraine, stress, high blood pressure, common cold or meningitis. 
  • Stomach aches: Stomach aches can be caused by constipation, gas, indigestion or some infection. 

What are the symptoms?

  • Allergies: Eye irritation, watery eyes, sneezing, itchy nose and throat
  • Colds: Headache, fever, sneezing, runny nose, fatigue and dry cough 
  • Conjunctivitis: Redness in the eyes, itching, burning sensation and eyelids crusting 
  • Diarrhea: Frequent bowel movement, fever, abdominal cramp and watery stool
  • Headaches: Hindrance in daily activities, lasts for several hours, sometimes accompanied by nausea and vomiting, difficulty in sleeping, irritation with noise and light 
  • Stomach aches: bloating, constipation or diarrhea, difficulty in sleeping 

What are the causes?

Common illnesses can be caused by different bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi. 

When do you need to see a doctor?

You must see a doctor immediately when you experience the following conditions: 

  • If you can't keep liquids down for more than 24 hours
  • If you are showing indications of dehydration (dry mouth, dark urine, dizziness, etc.)
  • If you have a temperature higher than 100 degrees Fahrenheit
  • If you are vomiting blood, have a stiff neck and an intense headache

You can request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Chembur, Mumbai.

Call1860 500 2244 to book an appointment.

What are the complications?

  • Some allergies may trigger asthma that requires medical attention. 
  • Cold may develop into bronchitis. 
  • Sometimes conjunctivitis may trigger meningitis. 
  • Diarrhea may result in severe dehydration. 
  • Stomach ache accompanied by fever, vomiting and difficulty in swallowing is a cause of concern. 
  • Headache complications can be due to migraines. If you have dry mouth, slurred speech, pain in the arm along with sudden severe headache, these may be signs of a stroke.

What are the treatment options?

  • Before purchasing or using any product, read the labels thoroughly.
  • Do not smoke.
  • Antibiotics should be taken if they are expressly recommended for you to cure sickness.
  • Alcohol depletes your immune system, so avoid it.
  • Caffeine can cause congestion and dehydration, so avoid it.
  • Go for a healthy, well-balanced diet that includes fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
  • Hands should be washed often and kept away from your nose, eyes and mouth. When you can't wash your hands, use a hand sanitizer.


You need to take extra care of yourself in these pandemic times. You cannot take common illnesses lightly.

Can I go to the office with pink eyes?

You should not return to work until you have received permission from your doctor. If you have a headache, fever, cold or any upper respiratory illness, you should stay isolated until you feel better and your symptoms have subsided. In addition to being infectious on their own, upper respiratory infections can induce conjunctivitis in others, even if you don't have symptoms.

Is it possible to avoid getting a cold?

There are many effective strategies to avoid being ill in the first place, including some of the safety procedures that we've implemented in response to COVID-19, such as wearing masks, handwashing, physical separation and sanitizing surfaces.

Should I let diarrhea run its course?

If you experience diarrhea that lasts longer or is recurrent, it might be a sign of an underlying medical issue. Consult your doctor if your symptoms persist for more than 48 hours, you get a fever higher than 38°C and there is blood or mucus in your stool.

Is it possible to cure allergies?

There is no cure for common allergies, but these can be preventable. A skin prick test advised by your doctor helps in determining the cause of allergies in your body, such as molds, pollen, dust mites, animal dander or food.


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