If you want to enjoy the rainy season without falling sick, here are some monsoon hygiene and diet tips for you to stay safe.
Monsoon has arrived and the rain showers have started in different parts of the country. If you are a Pluviophile or rain lover, you must be rejoicing this time and planning to dance in the rain but don’t forget the health problems that come along. Rains certainly lower down the temperatures but they also proliferate bacterial growth which causes various diseases. People with poor immunity are attacked the most which makes them feel sick. If you want to enjoy monsoon without felling ill, here are some monsoon hygiene tips to follow.
Monsoon Hygiene Tips
To enjoy monsoon happily and healthily, maintaining monsoon hygiene is a must. Here are some monsoon hygiene tips:
- Always carry an umbrella and raincoat with you to prevent getting wet when you are out. If you remain wet for longer periods, you can catch cough, cold and fever which may lead to serious illnesses.
- When you come home, wash your hands and legs with antibacterial soap as bacteria breed in this humid and moist season.
- If you got drenched in the rain, make sure to clean your feet well or else fungi may develop as we mostly ignore feet care. If bitten by a mosquito, rub banana peel.
- After getting wet, don’t bath with cold water. Take a shower with warm water to not let your body temperature fall.
Healthy Monsoon Eating Tips
As much as hygiene is important, diet also plays a pivotal role in warding off monsoon illnesses. Here are monsoon diet tips:
- It is better to drink only boiling water to kill the germs in the water.
- Forget milk tea and drink herbal teas to boost immunity and keep diseases at bay.
- Instead of milk, consume curd or yogurt. They have probiotic properties that help in protecting bacteria and germ attacks.
- Before cooking any vegetable, soak them in warm salt water to get rid of worms and larvae.
- Say no to oily or street food. Since these are kept open, they may have germs in it.
- Prevent meat consumption as they are hard-to-digest and may cause stomach discomfort.
- Keep yourself hydrated by drinking water, juices and healthy fluids.
Be Mosquito Safe!
This season is also the breeding season of mosquitoes. Not to forget, mosquito-borne illnesses like malaria, dengue and chikungunya are at its peak during the rainy season. Here are some tips to become mosquito safe:
- Get rid of all the standing water around your residential area be it a pot or cemented bath or gutter. Anything that is filled with water can breed mosquitoes.
- Keep your windows closed to prevent mosquitoes from entering the house. You can also keep mosquito-repelling plants at the windows and indoor plants to keep mosquitoes at bay.
- Always apply mosquito-repelling creams and sprays before heading out. This would create a protective layer on your skin to prevent mosquito and bug bites. You can also make natural mosquito repellent cream at home.
- Another important thing is to wear light-colored and light fabric clothes. Mosquitoes get attracted to dark colors the most. Also, it is better to wear loose clothes as if you get wet, they won’t cause friction to the skin.
Read More Articles in Mind and Body
All possible measures have been taken to ensure accuracy, reliability, timeliness and authenticity of the information; however Onlymyhealth.com does not take any liability for the same. Using any information provided by the website is solely at the viewers’ discretion. In case of any medical exigencies/ persistent health issues, we advise you to seek a qualified medical practitioner before putting to use any advice/tips given by our team or any third party in form of answers/comments on the above mentioned website.