Dos and Don’ts of Monsoon Care
Monsoon season is when people eagerly look towards the sky, for
the cool refreshing showers which come as a relief to the scorching
heat of the summer. Although it rejuvenates every living organism,
one should be careful about the health problems it brings. If you
aren’t prepared for it, you may get sick. Flu, cough, cold, malaria,
typhoid are some common companions during monsoon.
Don’t let these reasons dampen your spirit to enjoy monsoon.
Simple precautions and small changes in lifestyle will keep you
healthy and help relish the joy of this season. Here are some dos
and don’ts of monsoon care.
• Wash your hands often. Maintain good personal hygiene.
• Drink plenty of water to overcome dehydration.
• Eat moderately to avoid abdominal discomfort.
• Consume fresh, homemade food and drink boiled water.
• Fruits and vegetables must be consumed only after washing
them thoroughly with potable water.
• For your daily exercise routine try simple stretch exercises,
sit-ups, yoga, etc. at home, if you can’t go out due to rain.
• Use a moisturizer to protect your skin from getting dehydrated.
• Wear loose, dry clothing. Prefer cotton clothes as they dry quickly.
• Consult your doctor if you are suffering from fever to avoid
• Keep an umbrella handy when you go out to avoid getting
• Avoid consuming outside food and water, particularly in the streets.
• Do not eat heavy and oily food as it can upset your stomach.
• Avoid close contact with people who have cold, cough or flu.
• Do not walk barefoot, especially if you
are a diabetic, as it might increase the
chances of infection.
• Do not wear wet shoes. Keep an alternate
• Don’t let water stagnate in your
neighborhood as they are breeding
grounds for mosquitoes.
• Avoid getting bitten by mosquitoes; use
mosquito repellants, nets etc.
Staying healthy, enjoying hot food,
beverages will make this monsoon and the
coming ones more memorable.