Are you frequently ill? Going absent from work for days? The rainy season is here and with it comes to the common probable diseases of monsoon. It is the perfect breeding time for germs and bacteria which further leads to various diseases. Monsoon is a welcoming change from the scorching summer heat but it also brings along unwelcome visitors which must be maintained at a strategic distance from, no matter what. We’ve all heard this before – to stay healthy and cheerful in the monsoon, we should avoid the potential risk of falling sick amid rainy season. What’s more, we’re not simply looking at avoiding waterlogged areas near our homes or eating roadside food, we’re discussing general well-being tips to stay healthy during the rainy season, which can make the climate considerably pleasant and us healthier.
Let’s first learn the common diseases in rainy season which affects us and our loved ones.
10 Most Common Diseases During the Rainy Season:
Common Cold and Flu:
The change in weather triggers the fluctuation in temperature and our immune system becomes weak, thus causing common cold and flu amongst us.
Influenza is a viral disease caused when contaminated by a person having a cold and flu. It is a respiratory infection with signs including fever, headache, runny nose, cough, cold, sore throat and joint and muscle pain. Staying hygienic can help avoid the disease.
Getting wet in rains brings not only cold but also fever, if lasted for more than three to four days turns out to be a viral fever. Most common symptoms being body ache, fever, and fatigue, making us weak during the season.
Monsoon causes water logging in the surroundings which give birth to mosquitoes that further result in causing dengue fever in us. Fever, body aches, joint ache, and rash are the symptoms of dengue fever.
Mosquitoes like aedes albopictus, better known as Asian Tiger Mosquitoes, result in causing diseases like Chikungunya in us which is characterized by fever and joint pain.
Malaria is one of the most common diseases caused in the rainy season. Again the reason being mosquitoes, it is advised to keep the surroundings clean and free from waterlogging.
Typhoid is caused due to contaminated water or consuming street food during the rainy season. Poor hygiene and sanitation also cause typhoid. Fever, headache and sore throat are the signs of typhoid, it is advisable to avoid roadside food during monsoons.
Jaundice: Jaundice is also a water and food borne disease. Weakness, yellow urine, vomiting, a pale and yellowish color of skin, and liver dysfunction are the symptoms of jaundice. To prevent this disease, one should drink boiled water and avoid eating street food.
Consumption of street food more frequently upsets stomach and leads to diarrhea during monsoons.
Leptospirosis is an infectious disease caused because of frequent contact with dirty water and closeness with animals during the rainy season. Fever, muscle pain, reddish eyes, and headache are its symptoms.
5 Tips to Stay Healthy During the Rainy Season:
Healthy Food to Safeguard:
Monsoon causes many diseases transmitted by food especially the street food. Eat healthy and homemade food during the rainy season to stay healthy.
Shower after Rains:
Avoid getting wet in the rains. If by chance you are stuck and get wet, come home and take a hot water shower immediately to get rid of the germs and bacteria caused in the rainy season.
Cleanliness is a must:
Keep your surroundings and home clean. Maintain proper hygiene and sanitation to stay healthy in monsoons. Don’t let water stagnate near your home and neighborhood to avoid diseases caused due to dirty water and mosquitoes.
Drink Plenty of Water:
We generally drink lots of water during summer and as soon as the temperature drops due to the rainy season, our water intake decreases too. We should drink plenty of water even in monsoons to drain off body toxins and stay healthy. Try drinking warm water for a good health.
Prevention is the Best Medicine:
You can take Vitamin C, e.g. bananas, to drive away cold and flu faster. If you see any symptoms of fever consult the doctor immediately before the disease grows and affects your health.
So now you know the best possible ways to stay safe in the rainy season. If we missed out any more effective tips to stay healthy during Rainy Season, do let us know in comments section.
This monsoon, stay safe and healthy while you enjoy the cool weather with some tasty and crispy homemade pakoras.
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