The most beautiful season of all is the monsoon. It gives us a relief of change from hot burning summer to cold rainy days. It is important to make sure that we take care of our health during this time as people tend to fall sick and get infections. We are here to help you avoid them and enjoy the monsoon to the fullest:
Who is susceptible?
Everyone can get affected by the infection if not taken necessary precaution, but it is seen more in children and the elderly.
What can I be infected with?
Waterborne diseases such as dysentery, typhoid, diarrhea, viral fever, gastrointestinal infections and common infections such as respiratory infections, cold, flu etc.
How can I avoid these?
Avoid getting soaking-wet in rain. You will catch the cold and viral infection if you get wet in the rain
During the rainy season the roads fill up with water and it is not healthy to eat street foods as they don’t take any precaution while handling food.
Do not wear wet clothes. Germs and bacteria love damp and wet places as these provide the perfect breeding ground for their multiplication, that’s why wearing wet and dirty clothes will accelerate the process and help the germs to spread.
Dirty hands are villains. It is mandatory that your hands should be clean all the time. Wash your hands before and after you eat and when you feed someone. You should also not touch your face or wipe your sweat with dirty hands. The infections in your hand will have a direct ride into your mouth.
Keep an eye on mosquitoes. mosquitoes breed and become more in number during this time. Take necessary precaution such as mosquito net, repellent cream, anti-mosquito devices etc to keep you away from diseases such as dengue and malaria.
Do not roam around with wet hair especially in an air-conditioned room which will give you cold, viral fever etc.
Your feet are the first contact with dirty waters on the road. Make sure you avoid walking in dirty water. If your feet are soaking wet due to stagnated water, make sure you clean your leg thoroughly with water and soap. Your feet should always be dry and clean. You can do this by applying talcum powder which keeps it dry. Remember to check and clean your feet nails regularly. If you have any open injury in feet it is advised not to go out.
You can apply antiseptic gel or creams to your feet to keep it away from fungus and bacteria.
Remember to clean your footwear when you come home from a rain as dirty water will accumulate all corners of the footwear. Avoid any closed footwear as this helps the water to slip out. Do not share your footwear with anyone else.
Enjoy this beautiful season and take care of yourself at the same time.