First showers of monsoon are heartily welcomed by everyone after experiencing the scorching heat of the summer. However, the rains bring along with them a multitude of health problems. Our body whose immunity has already been reduced due to the dehydration during the summer season becomes more susceptible to the diseases normally associated with this season. The diseases normally associated with this season are malaria, dengue, jaundice, gastrointestinal infections like typhoid and cholera, and also the viral infections like the cold and the cough. So it is very important to boost our immunity and take proper precautions against these diseases during the rainy season.
Follow the following guidelines to maintain health and safety during the rainy season and enjoy this beautiful season to the fullest:
• Monsoon diseases are mostly water-borne. Therefore our first concern should be drinking pure, boiled and filtered water. Avoid drinks and ice that is not made from the properly purified and filtered water.
• Do not allow the kids to play in stagnant water.
• Do not enter air-conditioned room with wet hair and damp clothes.
• Dry your feet and hand with soft dry cloth whenever they are wet and keep the surroundings dry and clean.
• Food poisoning during the rainy season is very common. Eat only homemade and well-cooked food. Avoid food from the vendors.
• Throw out the food having strange odor or mold. Eat raw vegetables and fruits only when properly washed and freshly peeled. Food should not be kept open as it attracts insects and bugs.
• Take a balanced and protein rich diet. Avoid seafood and all dairy products until they have been properly pasteurized.
• Avoid fruits and vegetables that have been pre-cut or peeled and kept in open. Always remember that raw chopped vegetables and fruits get spoilt fast.