Preventing Monsoon Illnesses

Nearly everything is pleasant about monsoons, barring the some common illnesses such as Cold & Cough, Viral Fever, Sore Throat, etc. Please keep in mind that most of the monsoon related illnesses are common, easily preventable and curable; and that there is no need to panic. Follow these simple yet affective prevention tips to avoid illnesses during this monsoon season –

·         Maintaining proper hygiene:  Make sure you wash your hands before and after your meals, after sneezing, coughing, petting, gardening, using the washroom etc. Also, make sure you don't pick your wounds or cuts to avoid spread of bacteria.

·         Eat fresh home-cooked food :  Home cook During monsoons, a good idea would be to eat foods that give a boost to your immunity. Avoid eating food from outside during the rainy season. It is likely to have stayed in unhygienic environment with a lot of germs breeding over it.
·         Wear a mask : Medical Mask or a Home made three layered face cover can save you from many illnesses (not just Covid-19) during the monsoon season.

·         Practice Physical Distancing: Physical Distancing measures such as staying atleast 6 ft away and Greeting with Namaste instead of a hug or a handshake; and not sharing food with others -  will stop the spread of contagious common diseases related to monsoon season.

·         Stay Hydrated: Keeping yourself well hydrated is an evergreen health tip that will always work in your favour. It will make you feel healthy and prevent onset of diseases. Along with aiding weight loss, staying hydrated can help in fighting germs and infections.

·         Watch out for water contaminated sources: Drink only filtered and boiled water. If possible use a chlorine tablet to make water germ free;

·         Keep your immunity UP: Follow immunity boosting measures of Ayush; Eat Fresh and good food, exercise and stay cheerful. This will go a long way in keeping your immunity intact and protect you from monsoon related common illnesses

In case you fall ill

Consult your nearest General Physician or Clinic Doctor in case you do not feel ill.
Remember, monsoons come with a lot of delight, barring a few common illnesses which are easily cured. Have a blast this #monsoon season

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