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Low on immunity during monsoon? These 7 tips will ensure you stay healthy during this season

Published on:26 July 2021, 16:10pm IST
The monsoon season brings with it a host of health issues. But there's no need to worry, because with only a few precautions, you can protect yourself!
Aayushi Gupta
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Prevention is always better. Stay covered and safe in the rainy season! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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The monsoon season promises respite from the scorching summer heat. But, did you know common infections like flu, skin and eye issues are more prevalent during this season? The high humidity levels and infectious bacteria and viruses in your surroundings make you more prone to falling sick.

Therefore, the need of the hour is to take precautions and pay attention to your health to avoid any issues. So, let’s take a look at some simple monsoon health tips, so that you can enjoy the season to the fullest. 

1. Keep yourself well-hydrated

The monsoon season can lead to dehydration. Therefore, staying hydrated during the monsoon is a must to keep the body in top shape and ward off seasonal infections too. Keep yourself hydrated by not just drinking water but also with healthy beverages, for example, nimbu paani or fruit smoothies. In this manner, you can also ensure the consumption of the nutrients. 

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Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration during the monsoon. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
2. Avoid eating food outside

Light home-cooked food eaten in moderation is most suitable for the monsoon season, as it is easy to digest. You should strictly avoid eating outside food, because it is exposed to an open environment. This can make it a breeding ground for bacteria and germs. Therefore, every time you eat them, you’re more likely to contract a disease.

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3. Maintain good toilet hygiene

Use a strong tile and floor soap to clean the toilet seats and floors. Also, disinfect the toilet bowl once a week to keep germs away. You can also bathe with a disinfectant like Dettol or Savlon, every time you get wet in the rain. 

4. Use a mosquito repellent

With a few precautions, you easily find a way to have a mosquito-free residence. First, use insect repellent generously, as mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue and malaria are rampant during the season. Second, ensure there is no open water storage in your home, because mosquitoes are born in stagnant water. Lastly, keep your windows and doors closed to prevent them from entering the house. 

5. Wear full-sleeved clothes

Apart from wearing full-sleeved clothes, avoid wearing cotton clothes because it absorbs water much faster. Get your clothes ironed to dry out the moisture present in your clothes.

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Wear full sleeved clothes to avaoid mosquitos attack on you. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
6. Avoid visiting crowded places

Since a majority of people tend to suffer from flu or the common cold during the monsoon season, it’s important you maintain distance from such people. Whenever you’re traveling, make sure you stay extra protected during this time. 

7. Maintain personal hygiene and keep your surroundings clean

Maintaining personal hygiene is a must at all times; it’s a mandate to follow basic hygienic practices. During the monsoon, use an umbrella or raincoat when you go out, take a shower when you come back, drink something to warm yourself, and wash or sanitize your hands carefully before you eat something. Make sure to also keep your surroundings clean and disinfected.

You need to be extra careful to protect yourself from diseases during the monsoon. These tips can definitely help you!

Aayushi Gupta Aayushi Gupta

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