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Tips to Stay Healthy and Avoid Illnesses this Rainy Season

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Updated: 13 Oct 2023
Published: 20 Jun 2023
Stay Healthy and Avoid Illnesses this Rainy Season

The rainy season is the most-awaited season for people who live in areas with extreme heat. While the rain provides a sigh of relief from the heat, it may also cause many health risks if they fail to take needed precautions.

People may feel under the weather during the rainy season due to illnesses like the flu, colds, and additional monsoon disease. However, these conditions can be prevented if people take some vital precautions.

Understanding the Health Risks during the Rainy Season

The rainy season may bring numerous health risks that people should be aware of. Dengue, Typhoid and Hepatitis A are the most common diseases spread during this cold and damp weather. Among them, Dengue is a more deadly health condition. High fever, headache, and rashes are some of the early symptoms of dengue.

early symptoms of dengue

Furthermore, the risk for respiratory diseases like flu and colds also increases. These health conditions are contagious that may feel someone chills, fever, and body aches.

Tips to Stay Healthy During the Rainy Season

For many people, maintaining good health throughout the season might be difficult. However, people can keep healthy and stay away from sicknesses during the rainy season by heeding these recommendations.

Maintain a Clean Environment

To maintain a healthy life, the environment must be kept dry and clean. In stagnant water, mosquitoes can reproduce and spread diseases like dengue and chikungunya. The signs of malaria symptoms can potentially become more severe. So, removing any standing water is crucial around your home that includes the places such as flower pots, buckets and old tires.

Practise Good Personal Hygiene

Practising personal hygiene on a regular basis is an effective solution to stop the spreading of illnesses and germs. Including such habits as washing your hands and taking a shower after getting wet in the rain can help avoid the transmission of responsible germs and bacteria.

Take a Healthy and Nutritious Diet

Having a balanced diet during this season is crucial. Foods rich in vitamins and minerals can help strengthen the immune system which helps the body fight against infections. To prevent illnesses, intake hygienic and nutritious food.

Consume Clean & Boiled Water

During the monsoon season, water sources can become contaminated, increasing the risk of contracting waterborne illnesses. As a result, stomach problems and fevers are prevalent health concerns during this period. To prevent such illnesses, it is critical to have a water filter at home or to boil water daily before drinking it.

Stay Physically active

Staying physically active can lead you to a healthy and strengthened immune system. Include indoor activities such as yoga, dance or exercise in your daily routine to stay fit and healthy during the rainy season.

Dealing with Illnesses during the Rainy Season

Ailments such as cold, cough or fever are common health problems that occur during the rainy season. So, taking precautionary steps is essential to prevent these complications. However, these conditions can be treated if people care properly and have more symptom awareness. In case your health doesn't get better, seeking a medical consultation can be a better alternative.

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