Monsoon is the season where nature is at its best. Kids love it. While there is greenery all around the corner, we are being received by the most refreshing and delightful climate ever. However, it is also the season of infections and illness and we need to be very careful in terms of the food we intake and the activities we perform. There are certain health risks we can suffer during monsoon. Respiratory, gastro-intestinal illnesses, food and water borne diseases, mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria and dengue are common during this season.
Some healthy habits to maintain during Monsoon
Importance of clean drinking water:
Drinking plenty of water is necessary. During monsoon, there is sudden drop of temperature, which leads to reduced thirst. But drinking more water will help you to remove toxins from your body, but a healthy habit of drinking boiled or purified water is must. So always carry water with you.
Always carry your rain gears where you go:
Rain in the monsoon is always unpredictable. It is better to carry your raincoats, gum boots or umbrella with you. Try to carry a pair of dry clothes in a waterproof bag. You can change your wet clothes, as raincoat or umbrella may not provide enough shelter when there is heavy rainfall.
Keep your body dry:
Always try to keep yourself dry when you get wet. Because there are chances of skin infections and cold when you remain wet for a longer period.
Eat fresh and homemade food:
I know monsoon is the most tempting season to eat pakodas, samosas and all road side food. But there are more chances to get infection, plus our digestion system gets weak during monsoon. So better to avoid fried and spicy foods.
Increase your immunity naturally:
In this season, immunity is at lower state, which get people get prone to various illnesses. Use ginger, garlic, clove, turmeric in your food. Also increase vitamin c consumption, like taking lime in your diet. Regular intake of herbal tea will also help to increase immunity.
Avoid going in rainy water:
Walking in rainy water may cause fungal infection of feet like leptospirosis. If there is no option, then use gum boots.
Stay away from Mosquitos:
Use mosquito repellents or Neem candles in the rooms. Don’t let any stagnant water collect anywhere in your house and garden; especially flower pots and water coolers. Because it’s the place where mosquito breeds.
Special care for asthmatic patients:
In monsoon percentage of humidity is more compare to other seasons. This moist or humid weather is responsible to grow fungus on damp surfaces, which aggravates the asthma. So asthmatics should use de-humidifier and also avoid damp, wet places, basements or cellars as far as possible.