Are you a Pluviophile? Well, Pluviophile is someone who finds joy and peace of mind during rainy days. So today, you learned a new word. Right? Okay, enough! We won’t bore you now. We are here to share some important rainy season precautions to avoid falling ill this monsoon. So yeah, the blog is all yours now.
Would you like to know if we like monsoon season or not? Did you just say yes? Great!
Monsoon season is what we say “relief”. That bluish cloudy weather and the curtain of rain dropping across the land from the heaven feels so calm and beautiful although, at the same time, there is messiness around.
You know what’s the most mesmerizing part of the monsoon? Think! I know you know. Think hard! Okay, let me tell you. That exquisite smell of moist soil. One can’t get over it.
Anyway, we all know how important rainy season is for agriculture. In fact, not only for agriculture but for living too but we are not here to discuss that. Right?
This blog is about precautions which you need to take during the rainy season. This season comes with the number of infections. With the increase in humidity, the chances of infections rise. You need to take special care of yourself and your loved ones during monsoon season.
So, let’s head on towards rainy season precautions.
Take a break from street food –
As mentioned in an article by The Health Orange, “a street vendor’s bucket of water serves as a petri dish for a wide range of bacteria. Some of the most common bacterial contaminants in street food include Bacillus cereus, which causes diarrhea and vomiting, E. coli which cause food poisoning, and Salmonella typhi which causes typhoid fever”.
Yeah! We hear you. Street food is what you can’t live without but we are not asking you to do break up with the street food here. We just want you to take a break during monsoon season as you might fall ill. This contaminated water is not only used to clean dishes but in street food also. So, once again we ask you to take a break from street food during the monsoon.
Drink boiled or filtered water-
Don’t think that this is a rainy season so even if you won’t drink much water, you will be fine. Does that even make sense, what we just mentioned? Never mind! Water in the rainy season is highly contaminated so make sure to drink boiled or filtered water.
Take shower if you get wet in rain-
Dancing in the rain is a childish fantasy that we all cherish. Though, if you reside in a city area, rainwater comes with pollutants from the atmosphere. It is recommended to take a shower immediately after you get wet in rain to avoid infections that might affect your health.
You might be a fan of Batman or Superwoman but You are not one. Come on! We are not discouraging you or something. We are just asking you not to showcase your super powers with your bikes or cars when it is raining heavily. You know what can happen if you do so. Right? Moreover, follow some monsoon driving tips and drive safe.
Wash your hands-
You should not only wash your hands during the rainy season but every day. Monsoon comes with infections so you need to take some extra precautions. Wash your hands before eating food and even when you return home from outside.
Use mosquito repellent–
We all know how dangerous mosquito bites can be. It can lead to various deadly diseases. Using a mosquito repellent is one of the most essential rainy season precautions. There are many ways to guard yourself against mosquito bites –
Burning camphor or dry neem leaves work wonders. Use one of either two and keep it in your room and don’t forget to close the room. The smoke and smell of camphor and neem are strong enough to keep mosquitos away.
You can also boil garlic in water and fill it in a spray bottle. The smell of garlic, when you will spray will cover the area and keep the deadly little mosquitos away.
Now comes my favorite technique. Buy an electric mosquito bat and watch them die with some cranky sounds.
Lastly, you can always use a fine mosquito repellent especially for your kids like –
Serve yourself ‘Hot N Healthy’ soup-
You read it right. Monsoon is all about hot and healthy eating. In the case of soup, I would say drinking. But you know what is that one ingredient which you should add in your soup this monsoon?
Garlic. Yes well, Garlic is known for its immunity boosting, anti-bacterial and cholesterol-lowering properties. So, drink hot and healthy soups but don’t forget to add garlic to it.
Okay, so we are out of points now. If you have any monsoon precaution tip to share with us, please do comment below.
Let the pungent smell of moist soil refresh your soul this rainy season.
Happy Monsoon! Stay safe! Stay fit!
Share this blog with your friends and family so that along with you, they too won’t fall ill this monsoon.
You pray for rain, you got to deal with the mud too. That’s a part of it. – Denzel Washington