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Tuesday , 26 September 2017
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Keeping the health right in monsoon

The rains brings back the kid inside us. We feel so happy and refreshed looking at rains that we get filled with joy and start behaving like kids ourselves. Dancing in the rain, having street food, etc. are some practices that are not really advisable, and indeed poses a serious threat on our bodies. Hence, taking good care of our body is all the more important during monsoons.

  1. If you’re fond of street food, the rainy season isn’t the time to indulge. Pollution of water and raw vegetables is very common during the monsoon. You can easily fall ill from contaminants.
  2. Where possible, try to avoid walking through dirty water. Besides leptospirosis, it can lead to numerous fungal infections of the feet and nails. Also avoid walking where water is lying on the road, as traffic will drive by and spray it all over you. Dry your feet whenever they get wet. Don’t continue to wear wet socks or wet shoes!
  3. Apply a strong insect repellent to keep mosquitoes away and prevent getting bitten. It’s also a good idea to take anti-malarial drugs during this time of year, as malaria is at its most prevalent.
  4. Avoid wearing tight clothing or clothing made out of synthetic fabric. Stick to pure cotton or linen.
  5. If you suffer from asthma or diabetes, avoid staying anywhere with damp walls. It promotes the growth of fungus and can be especially harmful.

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