Health & Wellness News and Tips
Priya K + Follow 26 Aug 2013
Keep Safe This Monsoon

Little things can go a long way in preventing disease and keeping you safe.

  • Wash your hands  - Wash your hands as frequently as you can with soap and warm water. And carry a hand sanitiser with you to use as required.
  • Keep feet clean - During the rains, your feet get wet. Do not forget to clean the feet especially your toe nails as not doing so can lead to foot infections. If your feet get wet, dry them as soon as you are indoors.
  • Always wash your hair after coming home on a rainy day.
  • It helps to dry your wet footwear under the sun to kill bacteria and germs.
  • Wear fresh clothes every day.
  • Drink water - You might think the heat of summer is past us so drinking water is not essential but that’s not so. Drink sufficient quantities of clean, purified water, 8-10 glasses a day, so that your system is hydrated and cleared of toxins clean.
  • Drink Herbal Teas – They have curative and healing properties which help keep common problems like coughs, colds and sore throat at bay. Apart from green tea, jasmine tea and chamomile tea are also good bets. Try adding ingredients like ginger, pepper, basil , cloves and mint as they have body warming qualities.
  • Avoid eating unsafe food - And finally, as tempting as it may be in this weather to dig intopani puri, pakoras, and the like, avoid eating outside food, especially from streetside food hawkers or eateries with inadequate hygiene provisions. Vegetable or fruit salads and golasand kulfi from the street are also included in this list. The unhygienic food handling results in bacterial contamination and this might lead to indigestion, severe food poisoning, typhoid and more dangerously, cholera.
  • Avoid entering air conditioned rooms with wet hair and clothes as you should try to keep your body as warm and dry as possible.
  • Those who have asthma should avoid staying anywhere with damp walls as the moisture can exacerbate their condition.

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