The monsoon has arrived and causes particular challenges to your health, so we have some essential hygiene tips for your health and your home which can help you keep healthy and disease free this season.
Impact of Monsoon On Health
The health challenges presented by the monsoon are usually connected with the impact of having lots of stagnant water present, which makes it easy for mosquitoes to breed and potentially spread malaria and dengue fever. Because of the increase in stagnant water present in the environment, there is a marked increase in food poisoning and gastrointestinal ailments. It compromises with your immunity thus causing an increase in coughs, colds, and flu during the season.
Moreover, fungal infections and athletes foot are on a rise this season. If you suffer from asthma, the excess water in the environment and warm air can promote dampness and the growth of fungus on walls which can aggravate the condition.
Top 4 Ways To Stay Healthy In Monsoon
- Close Attention to Food and Drinks
- Eat well-cooked food: it may be worthwhile to avoid raw foods and salads unless you can guarantee that they have been washed in clean running water, or a sanitising solution, to kill any harmful bacteria
- Avoid street food during this time, as there is a greater potential for them to contain harmful bacteria
- Keep yourself well hydrated with clean and safe drinking water, as you are more likely to dehydrate during the season.
- Keep Yourself Clean and Dry
- Carry an umbrella or windcheater and wear suitable clothing to keep dry in wet conditions.
- To avoid fungal infections in your feet and toenails, steer clear of walking in puddles or getting your feet wet.
- Keep yourself dry and avoid getting splashed with dirty, stagnant water as it may contain harmful bacteria which can lead to diseases like dengue or malaria.
- Practice good hand hygiene, remembering to clean hands thoroughly with soap after using the toilet and before preparing and eating food. This is important every day, but is particularly helpful during the monsoon to combat the spread of viruses and bacteria.
- Be. The Solution hand sanitizer and hand wash can help you stay clean and diseases free by killing the bacteria on your hands. We also have a Aqua shower gel to keep you fresh, clean and healthy this monsoon.
- Home Hygiene Tips
- Damp walls are a huge problem in monsoon. Avoid contact with damp walls, as these can be a breeding ground for moulds and other fungus.
- More regularly disinfect surfaces in your home, particularly those areas that come in contact with food as well as damp areas such as bathrooms where excess moisture in the air can give rise to mould & mildew
- Keep mosquitoes at bay
- Use plenty of mosquito repellent, and reapply frequently.
- Use coils/devices to keep mosquitoes out of your environment.
- Sleep under a mosquito net if required, particularly if you have a young baby or elderly.
- Invert unused containers, coolers, vases, etc. so they don’t collect stagnant water and act as a place for mosquitoes to breed.
- Get Pest Control done in your home before monsoon to avoid infestation of insects.
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