Personal care and hygiene during monsoon
Monsoon – A seasonal shift, that brings cool breeze and relief from scorching heat. But is it really all about enjoying this cool weather. Well, not quiet. Personally, for me, it is about increased hair fall, skin problems, wet dirty clothes, ruined shoes and a lot of possible health issues.
How can we forget that stagnant water with mosquitoes and diseases!
Let us discuss certain ways to stay healthy during monsoon.
Get rid of mosquitoes
- A notorious season that brings viral, fungal, and bacterial diseases. From simple flu to some major diseases like dengue, malaria, food poisoning, pneumonia and many more. Some of these diseases are spread by mosquitoes and some are air-borne diseases spread by infected water and food. So need to apply mosquito repellant and frequently reapply them.
- Use coils so that you can keep mosquitoes away from your surroundings
- Make sure that there is no stagnant water around your home.
- If you are using air coolers, change the water daily.
- Also adding a few drops of kerosene oil to stagnant water prevents mosquito breeding.
Eat safe and stay safe
- Avoid street food.
- Make sure that raw vegetables and fruits are washed in clean running water and eat well-cooked food.
- Keep yourself hydrated and drink safe drinking water.
- Before eating or drinking make sure that your hands are properly washed.
Be clean and dry
- Avoid your contact with wet walls and floors as these wet areas can be breeding places for fungus and moulds.
- Do not forget to wash your hands after toilet and before cooking. Make it a regular activity as during monsoons viruses and bacteria spread easily.
- If not wearing proper covered shoes avoid walking in puddles as they may cause fungal infections in the feet.
- Use anti-bacterial soaps and body wash as they kill bacteria.
- Properly clean your house with Anti-bacterial floor cleaners.
Do not forget to carry umbrellas and suitable clothing to stay dry and healthy in this wet season.