Once again, it’s the rainy season and as expected, the rains are here. And that’s a good thing. The weather can get a little cooler, and crops will grow. The grass will get greener. Also, as a result of the excessive moisture in the atmosphere, you will be prone to cough, cold and fever. To counter this, see what you can do:
One of the most prominent diseases that occur in this season is malaria due to stagnant water breeding mosquitoes. Always look around your yard or locality to check if there’s any place where there is stagnant water. Rainfall leads to the filling of excess water inside unused tyres, dust bins and any other materials which are not in use. Clear these spaces immediately to prevent mosquitoes from breeding. Use mosquito repellent sprays and cream. Try to sleep in a mosquito net if you aren’t already.
Avoid Street Food
Street foods are another cause of infection during rainy seasons as they are directly exposed to the environment and can be prone to air and water-borne diseases. The damp weather leads to the rise of germs and diseases. According to experts our immunity tends to take a dip during this season. Therefore, it is not safe to eat roadside food at this time. As a matter of fact, you shouldn’t eat food at the roadside if the environment and vendors are not neat, regardless of the season.
Drink Clean Water
Drink lots of water because it helps cleanse your body of germs and bacteria and wades of coughs, colds, and so on. However, ensure you are drinking treated water as it is easier for water contamination to happen during the rainy season. Water boosts your body with potassium and magnesium which are essential for good health. When you are out and about, you should keep yourself hydrated.
Wash Your Hands Regularly
Bacteria and water-borne diseases like diarrhoea and dengue are more active during the rainy season because of the moist environment, which is why it is important to wash your hands. Keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Many diseases and conditions are spread by not washing hands with soap and clean, running water.
Protect yourself from the cold. Don’t expose yourself to bad weather. You could drink more hot fluids if the weather gets too cold. Fit some exercise into your week – it’s good for you year-round and it’s great for keeping warm.