Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Useful Health Tips During Monsoon Season

Be healthy throughout the monsoon season in India needs particular care to be taken. Cough cold, flu and water-born illnesses for example cholera, gastroenteritis are often observed health issues throughout wet days. Handle them effectively together with your regular kitchen elements. Just a little care will keep the monsoon troubles away.

Incidence of water borne diseases like dysentery, cholera and gastrointestinal infections is high during rainy season. Hence it is necessary to take precaution during this season.
  • Clean both hands correctly having a medicated cleaning soap pre and post eating food
  • Choose cotton and artificial materials throughout monsoon and use talcum powder that are anti-fungal in areas more prone to fungal infections
  • Drink boiled water and steer clear of consuming uncovered Food
  • Start your entire day having a ginger root tea or tulsi tea that has medicinal value and functions as a safety measure for gastric problems, cold and cough
  • Wash all fruits and vegetables thoroughly, particularly leafy vegetables and cauliflower, which not only contain larvae and worms, but also collect dirt from the streets
  • Close all the doors and windows at evening time if not mosquito’s and other insects come inside your home. And Use mosquito’s nets in the kids rooms instead of mosquito coils
  • Maintain feets clean and dry
  • Change your socks frequently and dust the insides of your footwear with talcum or antifungal powder
  • Bathing in warm water protects from seasonal fever, cold and cough. Moreover, it’s relaxes, strengthens immunity and kills bacteria that might have stuck to your skin while splashing in the rain
  • Use a light shampoo and conditioner to cleanse the hair and prevent frizziness. Also, use a silicone-based serum to give hair a smooth texture and protect it from heat caused by blow drying
  • Body massages are very beneficial in these months
  • Isabgol has been described as a mild cooling and diuretic, and what a great home remedy for constipation. It may take as a supplement to a diet deficient in fiber
  • During the monsoons, stick to soups and stir fried or cooked steamed veggies instead of raw salads
  • To avoid stomach ailments and other water-borne diseases, avoid eating street food
  • Always carry something to protect yourself from the downpour. A raincoat or an umbrella will do
  • Do not enter air conditioned room with wet hair and wet cloths
  • If you are suffering from asthma or diabetes, avoid staying anywhere with wet walls. It promotes the growth of fungus and can be especially harmful
  • Drink lots of warming herbal teas, especially those with antibacterial properties such as holybasil leaves
  • Bathrooms should be well sanitized. To keep your bathrooms clean, use a diluted antiseptic liquid at least once a day
  • Eye problems like the dryness; eyes styes are the common diseases which people get during the monsoon, people should wash their eyes regularly so as to prevent these diseases
  • Avoid Sleeping During Day time
  • Garlic, pepper, ginger, asafoetida (hing), jeera powder, turmeric and coriander help enhance digestion and improve immunity
  • Psyllium husk allows for increased absorption of water during digestion resulting to softened stools and reduced pain associated with hemorrhoids
Hence one can enjoy monsoon carefree if they follow these few simple tips in day to day life. Health is wealth and why to do mistake losing your wealth this monsoon. Proper prevention and monsoon precaution is enough to avoid the major health issues and stay fit enjoying the rain and awesome weather.

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