Monsoon is already here. Rainy Season is the season of excitement, fun and greenery environment. However, the season also invites a number of health problems which is very difficult to be dealt with such illness. You should take proper precautions to avoid such health problems peeping into your body. Kids need extra care during this season to stay healthy.
The Rainy Season is prevalent with a host of infections and most seasons are related to respiratory infections, food and water borne diseases that must be taken care of. Cough, cold and flu are common problems of this season that attacks the children faster due to the fluctuating temperature. Students, office goers and moms’ of little kids, needs to maintain a proper healthy diet and hygiene to avoid falling sick this season.
When the rain starts pouring in, you first look for a shelter and try to save yourself from getting drenched. However, a shelter can save you from getting wet in the rain, but it will not protect you from catching any kind of infection. This is especially when your immune system is very weak.
8 Most Important Tips That Keep You Healthy In The Monsoon
1. Drink Boiled or Filtered Water
Drink only filtered and boiled water. In order to keep germs attack at bay, Since water borne diseases are quite common during the monsoon season, try not to drink water that is not purified. Even after filtration, it is better to drink the boiled water as this will kill all germs and bacteria that have formed in water.
2. Drink Herbal Tea
Herbal tea has curative properties for coughs, colds and sore throat — common ailments during the rainy season.
To make it extra good for your body (not to mention pleasant and delicious), you can add body warming ingredients like cloves, ginger, pepper, basil and mint.
3. Eat Clean
Pay special attention before consuming any fruits & vegetables, especially leafy vegetables, as they play host too many larvae, dust and worms. To get rid of all these bacteria’s run them under water.
4. 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.
5. Eat Cooked Food
Cook your food thoroughly. Eating raw or uncooked foods means you are inviting trouble for yourself. Instead garam-garam bhajjiyas, try freshly cooked or freshly cut fruits and vegetables.
6. Avoid Eating Street Food
Non-veg lovers prefer light meals like soups and stews rather than heavy non-veg dishes. Though it’s difficult to resist the street food during monsoon, but stay as far as possible as they can be unhygienic.
7. Keep Mosquitoes Out
The mosquito population grows during monsoon because stagnant water — their choice breeding ground — becomes more common.
To keep mosquitoes out of your life, do some housecleaning. Look through flower pots, fountains, ditches, nooks and crannies that may be holding stagnant water. Clean them out and cover them until the end of the season.
Slather mosquito repellent over your body, especially when you go outdoors.
8. Take Bath As Soon As You Reach Home
Take bath when you reach home in the evening to protect yourself from infections. You can use Dettol or Savlon during your bath. Also, wash your hands and feet as soon as you reach your office to eliminate germs. You can also take vitamin C supplement to improve your immunity.