Important tips that keep you healthy in the rainy season
Monsoon is the season that brings happiness to our life as it makes the environment cool after the hot and scorching sun rays during the summer. But, even after having the cool splash of monsoon rain, there are some flaws and negative effects from which you need to protect yourself. Many people get sick during the monsoon as the damp and filthy conditions give the insects and pathogenic micro-organisms a good scope to multiply and spread diseases like dengue, malaria, typhoid, conjunctivitis, viral fever, common cold and flu, pneumonia and gastro-intestinal disturbances like diarrhoea and dysentery.
The following tips will arm you against ‘raining’ infections on and after a rainy day.
- Preferably avoid raw vegetables and salads unless they are consumed at home where you can wash and clean them thoroughly.
- This monsoon drink only filtered and boiled water, within 24 hours of boiling. In order to keep germ attack at bay, drink lots of herbal tea like ginger tea, lemon tea etc.
- Exercise to sweat out the symptoms of cold or flu before it develops into a fully fledged fever as exercise makes our immunity stronger by stimulating the blood flow.
- Use a powerful insect repellent to hold mosquitoes away and prevent getting bitten. It’s furthermore good concept to take antimalarial drug during this monsoon.
- Diabetics especially must take extra care and avoid walking barefoot as the ground is rife with all kinds of germs. If your clothes get wet, do not sit in an AC environment or change them immediately.
- Avoid smoking as much as you can as smoking weakens our immunity and also the respiratory system making us more prone to catch common cold and flu. Avoid consuming alcohol as it also weakens our immunity.
- Take Vitamin C to boost your immunity.
- Keep the items like Umbrella, raincoat etc when you are going out.
- Cleanse your skin daily using a soap-free cleanser. Use a gentle scrub once a day to wash off dead cells. Cleansing should be followed by the use of alcohol-free toner.
- Don’t touch your face; the flu virus commonly enters our body through the eyes, nose and mouth. Resist the urge to scratch your eye or wipe your sweaty forehead. Bring a clean napkin or handkerchief instead.
During the monsoon season, it is advised not to consume fast food and the snacks from the roadside stalls. This can give rise to stomach infection. Most of the time people suffer from the problem of indigestion during the monsoon season as the airborne bacteria are very well active in the environment and can easily get inside your body with the food you eat. Since during the monsoon season, humidity is really high in the environment, the ability of body to digest comes down. It will be better for people to avoid the oily food which are prepared in street. Only the healthy food prepared at home must be considered.