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Getting ready for the monsoon season

After the scorching heat of the summer, finally monsoons have appeared. Rains do come as a relief but also bring with them countless number of diseases! From indigestion to allergies and infections. Rains create favourable climate for the growth of bacteria and germs, thus increasing the chances of sickness. So here is a list of precautions to help you tackle any kind of monsoon related health problems.

1

Avoid food from the street vendors

Avoid food from the street vendors

Food from these vendors maybe tasty and people enjoy eating them, but they should be avoided in rainy season as the water that they use use to cook the food in is usually tap water which may contain large amount of germs that cause various water borne diseases.

2

Avoid heavy oily food

Avoid heavy oily food

According to the doctors eating heavy oily food should be avoided as humidity levels in monsoon are high which reduces the digestion process in the body.

3

Avoid dairy products

Avoid dairy products

Dairy products are more likely to get infected by germs, limit dairy intake. You can use yogurt instead of milk. Avoid consuming dairy foods like paneer, cheese, etc. especially outside at a street vendor.

4

Avoid getting wet in the rains

Avoid getting wet in the rains

Moisture and humidity leads to different fungal and bacterial infections. If you get wet unintentionally, take a bath after getting wet in rains – this is the best solution for the problem.

5

Avoid spicy food

Avoid spicy food

Spicy food tends to stimulate the circulation and raises body temperature, which leads to skin irritation and allergies. Hence, people suffering from such skin problems are advised to keep away from spicy food.

6

Avoid half cooked foods

Avoid half cooked foods

Avoid eating half cooked food and leafy vegetables. During the rainy season, the chances of germs and infections spreading are higher as cooking food properly destroys these germs.

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Avoid puddles

Avoid puddles

Try to keep your feet as dry as possible. Moisture can lead to fungal, bacterial and other sort of infections and most importantly, athlete’s foot. if you are diabetic, you will have to take special care of your feet.