Monsoon is just around the corner and we are already welcoming the change in temperature. However what we don't know is that the rains not only bring on the much needed water but also a whole host of health problems. The number of flies and mosquitoes suddenly seem to increase all around and in the house. In order to protect ourselves from these health hazards we need to know what are the dangers and how they can be prevented.
There are number of diseases which seem to surface during the monsoon season. We constantly hear of the deadly diseases like Malaria, Typhoid, Cholera, Leptospirosis etc. These diseases need to be treated immediately with the appropriate treatment supported by symptomatic homoeopathic remedies. As you all know that In Rainy season we all face common health problems like Epidemic cold & cough, Influenza, Viral Fever, Due to infected water Diarrhoea, Dysentery, Typhoid, Jaundice, Cholera, Due to Mosquitoes Malaria, Dengue, Chikangunya, Leptospirosis etc. So its time to give special attention towards Rainy Season complaints & how to manage those.
Here are some quick healthcare tips for Monsoons:
1. During the Monsoon season you need to be extremely careful about the water you drink because maximum illnesses are caused by water. You must boil the water for at least 20 minutes and store it in a bottle or stainless steel jug. Also protect your child by making him or her carry their own bottle from home and avoid drinking the school water.
2. Do not eat things made of water outside like chutneys, pani-puri, juices and raw salads. There is a definite risk of getting Jaundice and other terrible gastro-intestinal infections.
3. Wear long pants and long sleeve T-shirts.
4. Keep your society clean and make sure the gutters are cleaned by the Municipality before the rains begin.
5. Collection of dirty water outside your house is very dangerous as it allows the mosquitoes to breed. Keep your child warm and covered at all times. Make them wear special monsoon shoes and raincoats in order to protect them from getting wet. If at all they do get wet, dry the head immediately preferably with a hair dryer and change all their clothes. This way you will not only be preventing them from getting colds and coughs but also other fungal infections.
6. Avoid sending your child to swim during this season.