Monsoon - that time of the year when we all revel in the cool weather, the soft splattering of rain outside, relishing delicious hot dishes and coffee.
Monsoons are quite enjoyable, right? Well, this time of the year can be fun, until you fall sick!
During the monsoons, you may have noticed that a lot of people tend to take sick leaves at your work place, schools, colleges, etc.
This is because, during the rainy season, the amount of bacteria and virus that affect the human body multiply in the environment.
The dampness in the air becomes a breeding ground for disease-causing microbes which attack the human body, making them more prone to a number of contagious diseases.
In addition, monsoon is also the season when the mosquitoes breed and multiply in number, this can cause a number of diseases like malaria and dengue that are spread through mosquito bites.
Some of the common diseases that affect most people during the monsoon season are common cold, dengue, malaria, flu, respiratory ailments like cough, chest congestion, etc.
Flu is a cluster of symptoms which can include fever, sore throat, cold, cough, fatigue, skin rashes, etc.
So, if you want to avoid getting flu or viral infections during the rainy season, follow these effective tips as suggested in this article!
Ensure that you drink boiled water or filtered/purified water at all times. Water-borne viral infections are very common during the monsoons, so drinking water outside at restaurants and such places can be quite risky.
Make sure that you do not use the same hand towel or body towel for more than a day. The damp weather leads to bacterial growth on the towels and may lead to infections.
Avoid consuming raw vegetables, fruits, cold food items like pani puri, salads, etc, when you are out. Hot food items are a better choice, as most of the bacteria accumulated on them get killed while heating.
Try to drink hot or warm water once every two hours. The hot water will keep your metabolic rate and immune system running active and stronger!
Try to avoid crowded places such as concerts, theaters, etc, as many people are affected by the viral infections during the monsoons and such people can be very contagious.
Last but not the least, avoid getting drenched in the rain. The polluted rain water contains microbes; and when the water directly falls on you, you will be easily prone to flu or other infections!