The weather forecast is foretelling that in most parts of the country we are going to experience light rain throughout this week and next week. So we should exercise healthy habits to stay safe.
1. Wash your hands
Bacteria and viruses come alive during the monsoon and you can come into contact with them just by crossing the road or holding on to an infected railing or bench. Wash your hands as frequently as you can with soap and warm water.
2. Don’t touch your face
The flu virus commonly enters our body through the eyes, nose, and mouth. Resist the urge to scratch your eye or wipe your sweaty forehead. Bring a clean napkin or handkerchief instead.
3. Protect yourself from dirty water
Clogged gutters and dirty puddles are a common sight during rainy season. Unfortunately, they are sources of water-borne diseases like diarrhea, influenza, cholera and fungal skin infections.
4. Avoid eating street food
Avoid eating samosas, homemade cream doughnut, flitters or any other homemade food sold in the street. Food cooked and sold in the open air are likely to come in contact with airborne and waterborne diseases and bacteria.
5. Keep mosquitoes out
The mosquito population grows during monsoon because of stagnant water — their choice breeding ground — becomes more common.
6. Drink herbal tea
Herbal tea has curative properties for coughs, colds and sore throat — common ailments during the rainy season.