Rainy season is all about getting relief from the summer heat and dancing in the rain. But for most of us, it comes as physical and mental tension. Children and adults get cold, cough and fever. Fungal infections on various parts of the body become very common. People with joint pains see their symptoms getting worse with the rainfall. Diarrhea, allergies, and many such complaints increase exponentially with the rainy season. So a very common question arises. How can a person stay healthy in rainy season? The answer is by taking necessary precautions.
If you take following precautions during the rainy season, majority of these diseases will not touch you.
Clogged gutters and muddy streets are common sites during the rainy season. They are the storehouse of many bacteria and viruses. They become the source for various waterborne infections like diarrhea, influenza (flu) and various fungal infections.
So wear raincoats and try to cover as much body as possible. Some people wear only upper part of the jacket. This allows the dirty water to touch their pants, pajamas, and jeans. Wearing rain boots are also useful. Wearing slippers or open sandals will keep a large part of your feet exposed to harmful bacteria and viruses.
Your hands generally touch a thousand things while being outside. You can contact harmful bacteria when you touch infected railings, infected seats in bus or trains, or just while shaking hands with someone. So washing hands with warm water and soap is advisable frequently.Avoid outside food
Outside food is the main culprit in many waterborne diseases and food poisoning cases seen in the hospitals nationwide. Food prepared in the open comes in contact with various infective agents. Some foods are prepared on wet contaminated floors. There is no guarantee that the person who is preparing the food is keeping the hygiene himself. So it is better to avoid outside food as much as possible in this season.
Prepare warm food at home and don’t forget to drink plenty of water. Because of change of weather from summer to rainy, many people don’t feel like drinking water. But you should drink at least 10 to 14 glasses per day to avoid problems like urinary infections and constipation.
Avoid wearing tight undergarments, tight jeans and T-shirts etc. in this season. Fungus needs two main things to grow, heat and humidity. By wearing tight undergarments you are providing them a good habitat. So it is very common to get fungal infections in the genital area, neck, underarms etc during this season. So it is better to wear loose clothing and try to keep the part dry as much as possible.
Above mentioned precautions will keep you and your family safe in this season. But still, if you encounter infections and diseases visit your nearby doctor as soon as possible.
Homeopathy has many remedies to safeguard your health in the rainy season. Any of the above-mentioned illnesses can be effectively and safely cured by the use of homeopathic medicines. Also, it increases your body’s capacity to fight these infections so you don’t suffer from the same illness again and again. So, if rainy season is bringing you diseases and symptoms every year, it’s the time to consult a homeopath and get your immune system boost up by homeopathy.