When it is the monsoon time, the changes in the weather make us all vulnerable to different types of health disorders. Due to this reason, it is necessary to follow a number of precautions to keep the body healthy. Here are some ways in which you can prevent health issues in the monsoon season.
- During the monsoon or the rainy season, water borne illnesses are actually quite common. Therefore it is always important to drink safe water. People of all ages should drink only boiled water as this prevents any disease from affecting the body. Alternately, water purifiers can also be used at home for drinking clean water. Once can also use alum for getting purified water.
- Mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria and dengue are also very common in the rainy season. Therefore it is necessary to use mosquito nets and repellents so that they do not bite under any circumstances. It is to be remembered that dengue transmitting mosquitoes generally bite during the day time; either during the early morning hours or in the late evening. Malaria mosquitoes generally bite at night. Make sure that there is no stagnant water in your home or areas of water logging nearby as they can serve as breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Use DDT powder in the drains and sewages near your home.
- It is always better to avoid eating junk foods during this time of the year as they can cause illness or enhance the possibilities of contamination.
- Do not store foods for a long period of time as pre-cut fruits, salads and vegetables or uncooked foods may go through contamination. By avoiding such foods, you can reduce chances of digestive problems to a great degree. Instead, stick to fresh fruits as much as possible.
- Make sure that you wash all vegetables and fruits thoroughly before consuming them. Also when you are buying these vegetables and fruits see to it that they are fresh. Before consuming them, soak them properly in salt-water for about 5 to 7 minutes and then rinse them thoroughly with lukewarm fresh water before eating.
- Change your hand towels and sanitation napkins after every alternate day’s use. Make sure to use hand sanitizers when you are travelling.
- Cover your nose and mouth properly with a handkerchief before sneezing or coughing.
- Consume as much water as possible since it helps to remove toxins out of the body. Drink warm water after every 2 hours and make sure to carry home-boiled water when you are travelling.
- Make sure that you keep away your soggy and wet shoes and clothes away from all the dry garments
- Avoid getting wet or drenched in the rain.
- Make sure that you cover your nose properly while travelling on a vehicle in order to prevent the smoke and dirt from entering your lungs.
- Stay away from crowded places like theatres or exhibitions as they may lead to infections.
- Use different types of spices and herbs regularly in your diet. Herbs can help in boosting immunity against diseases during the rainy season. Consume herbs like Tulsi, Mint, Lemongrass, Turmeric, Ginger and on a daily basis.
- Make sure that you always maintain your personal hygiene as this can help you to avoid diseases and contamination of food. Wear clean clothes at all times and wash hands properly prior to handling food.
- Consume as much citrus fruits as possible as they can help to enhance immunity. Some popular forms of citrus fruits include lemon, orange and gooseberry. The vitamin C in these fruits can strengthen the immunity system and help the body fight against cough and cold.
Consult a Doctor immediately if you are experiencing persistent cough, fever or other any complaints.