After the scorching summer, the terrible sweating, the lethargic life, the very onset of monsoon chills our spine, sends cool trickles down us and turns to be the harbinger of happiness and freshness. The cool earth becomes an abode of peace and serenity. Yet rains do have their own bad effects of which we should be aware of.
Health Hazards brought in by Rains.
Rain water brings along with it many diseases caused by bacteria which should be taken care of. Those categories of persons easily affected by the rains are kids as well as elders. The common form of problems affecting them is coughs, colds, allergies and other stomach based problems. Hence every single aspect of life during the monsoon from clothes to food should be very carefully chosen. There can be many places in and around our homes where the rain water gets logged from which disease borne mosquitoes breed. We are at a great risk of Malaria and Dengue Fever from such dirty surroundings. Hence it is a must that we should keep our surroundings clean and hygiene
How To Stay Healthy
In order to stay healthy during the monsoon certain precautions should be accepted and followed. Mosquito repellent should be used and with a doctor’s consultancy certain anti-malarial medicines should be taken. Vegetables and fruits should be washed in lukewarm water. Outside food should be avoided as the ingredients and vegetables used to cook during this season are not hygienic. Kids usually enjoy playing in the rain water by jumping and splashing. This ought not to be permitted as they may cause fungal infections, especially of the feet and heels. While going out in the rains always use an umbrella or a raincoat and rain shoes. Regularity in the check of the body temperature should be maintained. Only warm food and warm water should be consumed. Old food has to be thrown.
Type of Food to Be Consumed
The most commonly and easy ways of the virus being spread during the monsoon is by eating from roadside stalls and consuming fast foods. This may lead to severe stomach infection. If stomach infection is not controlled that further may lead acute dehydration and the person will have to be admitted in the hospital. It is very difficult to digest any kind of food during the rainy season, especially the oily ones. The reason for is that humidity is high in the atmosphere during the monsoon. The safe mode to consume food is by eating only fresh and that which is prepared at home. We are always in need a good supplement of energy which can be had from fruits, but they should be fresh as old and rotten fruits cause severe infection during the monsoon. It is recommended to have guava, pomegranate, apple, and papaya. Watery food like juices from outside should be avoided.
Immunity is to be increased
Come monsoon and our immunity level in the body decreases. This leads to many risks of various diseases. Remedies can be sought out from our home itself. The ingredients in our food should be carefully taken care of. While making good vegetable soups, garlic and pepper should be added and this should be taken warm. Soups prepared in the morning and consumed in the evening is bad for health. Adding too much of salt to food is also not advisable. This leads to skin rashes. Drinking water should be boiled and stored in flasks. A good choice of those vegetables that taste bitter should be added to our food every day
The most important way of keeping ourselves healthy during monsoon is to keep our surroundings clean. This can be achieved by cleaning the water logged holes, tanks or pots. Monsoon is really a boon to man provided it is carefully dealt with.