Come Monsoons, everything turns live and brightness sets in. The season , the poet just waits for , Lord Shiva is offered milk , festivals like Teej , Raksha Bandhan and Janmashtami , there is a lot to cheer and wait for. But, at the same time, this very season of rains, cold breeze, lightning and thunder which provides us with the much awaited relief from the summer heat, there comes the risk of waterborne diseases and infections. Gmento mobile app, an online mobile app based platform connecting professionals and service providers with users in 72 + categories, has identified certain simple precautions we can take to stay in peak health condition during this tricky season. Just have a glance at these:
1. Wash your hands at regular intervals
Bacteria and viruses come alive during the monsoon and you can come into contact with them just by crossing the road or holding on to an infected railing or bench. The simple remedy is to wash your hands as frequently as you can with soap and warm water.
2. Avoid street food
Avoid eating uncooked food and leafy vegetables and fruits. During the rainy season, the chances of germs and infections spreading are higher. Cooking food properly destroys these germs. While Tikki , Samosa , Gol Gappe sold in the streets sound like a good idea any time of the year, the rainy season is when you should stay away from them. Food cooked and sold in the open air are likely to come in contact with airborne and waterborne diseases and bacteria. Better to eat fresh, home-cooked meals.
3. Avoid touching your face
Since the flu virus commonly enters our body through the eyes, nose and mouth, let’s avoid the urge to scratch our eyes or wipe your sweaty face. Again, the remedy is very simple, bring a clean napkin or handkerchief instead.
4. Stay away from dirty water
Well, during Monsoons, it’s a common sight in our cities – Clogged gutters and dirty puddles. And these exactly are sources of water-borne diseases like diarrhea, influenza, cholera and fungal skin infections. Covering up is the best way to protect yourself from these diseases, otherwise limit your exposure and take precautions.
5. Keep mosquitoes at bay
The mosquito population grows during monsoon because of stagnant water which acts as breeding ground and to keep mosquitoes out of your life, do some housecleaning. Have a look through flower pots, fountains, ditches, nooks and corners that may be holding stagnant water. Clean them out and cover them until the end of the season.
Gmento mobile app has listed some of the best, verified, trustworthy and background checked health professionals, doctors, fitness and wellness experts who can be contacted for any advice and appointment. Download the Gmento mobile app from Google Play Store or visit website www.gmento.com for detailed information and enjoy the rains, have fun !
Simple precautions will take you a long way in having a safe and enjoyable monsoon. Happy Monsoons !!!