Come monsoon, we love going on long drives, eating pakoras and sipping hot tea, while enjoying the cold showers. However, if we aren’t careful, we may fall ill quite easily during this season. Here’s how you can enjoy the rains while staying in the pink of health!
Tip 1: Avoid roadside food
Roads are filled with dirty stagnant water that harbors bacteria, and roadside food stalls become home to these infection-causing germs.
Tip 2: Drink purified water
Waterborne diseases may affect you at this time, so keep yourself hydrated with only boiled or purified water.
Tip 3: Disinfect bath water
Once you get home from a long walk in the rain, bathe in warm water mixed with a few drops of a disinfectant like Dettol. Or wash your hands and feet thoroughly with disinfected water.
Tip 4: Keep mosquitoes away
Stagnant water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Keep all filled water pots and buckets covered at home. If there are open drains nearby, use a good mosquito repellant for protection.
Tip 5: Skip the seafood
If the fish you eat is sourced from contaminated water, it could lead to waterborne diseases like diarrhoea or cholera. Therefore, it’s best to stay away from the seafood delicacies for a few months, or at the very least restrict their intake.
Tip 6: Wear comfortable clothing
It is best to avoid tight clothing, which may provide a humid, damp habitat to fungi in the rains. Wear loose, fast-drying apparel this season.
Tip 7: Boost your immunity
To fight infections, increase your immunity with Vitamin C rich foods like oranges, sprouts and fresh green vegetables.
So go ahead, follow these tips and enjoy monsoon to the fullest!