- by Dr Varsha Saxena Anexas Clinic
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- Jun 20 2017
Monsoon rain and illness
Monsoon brings with it welcome solace from the heat, and leaves behind a present of diseases and illnesses, some of which can be life menacing. Children are the most vulnerable to these diseases. At this time this is how to keep yourself and your loved ones guarded this monsoon season.
Mosquitoes thrive during the monsoon season, and cases of and dengue and malaria are on the upsurge. Although varied malaria-prevention medicines are available, these are not always powerful. In addition, in many places malaria parasites have grown unaffected to the drugs. Your best option would be to keep your home mosquito-free.
A mosquito net around the bed not only appears lovely and precise, but also keeps mosquitoes away and is a better choice than sleeping with a mosquito coil right next to you. Frequent breathing of chemicals found in mosquito coils and mats is not too good for you, but is surely a better option than getting bitten by a mosquito and risking malaria or dengue.
Do not take these conditions lightly. Full covered clothes or a mosquito repellent can be used for playing outside. The repellent spray can be used on the clothes instead of directly applying on the skin. Avoid collection of dirty water anywhere in your house or garden.
Significance of drinking boiled water
Sewerage and drain pipes lie adjacent to each other, and in the monsoon these pipes develop leakages - with the outcome that the sewage water comes into contact with normal water. It sounds repulsive, but is a truth. Many diseases like cholera grow through excrement, which is why it is necessary to drink boiled water in the monsoon. Like- wise, at a hotels or if you are planning to eat outside, make sure to drink bottled water or a soft drink instead of normal water. Most hotels here do not retain the levels of hygiene you do at home.
Dressing-up children the right way
Walking in dirty water can also cause many diseases since it brings your feet into direct connect with filthy water. Thus it is necessary that your children dress properly in the monsoon to avoid catching not only diseases, but also the usual cold. Make sure your children wear wellingtons in the monsoon season so that their feet remain clean and dry. They should also wear a rainwear with a cowl, and carry an umbrella.
Precautions while permitting children play in rains
Children relish playing out in the rain, and this recreation need not be refused to them. If they must play in the rain, make sure that they play in an allocated area and not on the road, amongst open filth. They can play in a garden, and change their clothes as soon as they return home. Keep them comfortable when they return, do not let them sit in a cold room until their hair has dried, and feed them warm food. That should take care of any probability of developing the flu.
Other quick tips
Make it a habit not to touch your face with your hands. Make sure you wash your hands after using the latrine and before eating.
Restrain your kids from biting their nails as this will cause them to consume any infection that may be on their hands.
During the monsoon, do not eat uncooked food like salads outside the home.
Storing water in silver or copper vessels is not just fashionable! Doing so eliminates all germs and disinfects the water.
Following complete hygiene during monsoons will not only help you and your kids to prevent common rainy season diseases but also other life warning diseases. So make sure that you can you and your kids follow the above tips to keep away rainy season illnesses and diseases.
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