Monsoon Health Guide

By on July 20, 2016
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The monsoon is a season of excitement, greener environment and fun. But it also brings along its share of woes. Staying healthy during this season requires particular care. Here are some health tips to be kept in mind

Monsoon is a refreshing season as it provides respite from the sultry summer heat. The first shower and the smell of the mud gives us an ecstatic feeling. But as actor Denzel Washington put it rather succinctly, “You pray for rain, you gotta deal with the mud too. That’s a part of it. ”

Similarly, the monsoons come along with health issues that need some mindful preventive action, especially the food we eat and the water we drink. A few common conditions to deal with are diarrhea, cough, cold, flu, jaundice, and typhoid, in addition to skin problems like eczema.

Pay attention to what you eat!
Avoid eating street food as pollution of water is common and one could easily fall ill. Wash all fruits and vegetables thoroughly especially leafy vegetables, cauliflower, and cabbage which can contain larvae, worms and dirt from the streets and soil.

Drink filtered or boiled water, after cooling it or warm – as preferred! Germs may find their way easily into the various water bodies - dams, wells and the like; and acquiring an infestation may not be so difficult. A good ‘boil-to-the-roll’ of drinking water will help ward off most of the water borne diseases.

Read the full article in 'Viva Goa' magazine copy.
Viva Goa magazine is now on stands. Available at all major book stalls and supermarkets in Goa.

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