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The beauty of the monsoons invariably ushers in a fair share of diseases as well.  Malaria, jaundice, and dengue are already raising their ugly heads. But one can stay safe and prevent diseases, particularly vector, water or food-borne with a few stringent measures.

Ensure that all your fruits and vegetables are all properly washed before consumption. This can prevent you from contracting water-borne diseases that spread during this season. To avoid getting seasonal allergies, infections, viral fever and more, stay away from eating unhygienic street food. 

Ensure that the place you are staying in including its surrounding is clean and hygienic and free from the garbage. Water stagnation leads to mosquito breeding. Carry your own mosquito repellent in any case.

Diseases like cholera, diarrhea, dysentery, typhoid are quite rampant during this time of the year. These are water-borne diseases. It is therefore vital that you drink clean, filtered or boiled potable water. 

Drink only filtered or boiled water during Monsoon

Avoid drinking water from unknown places. If you are travelling, it is advisable to carry your own water bottle or buy purified bottled water.

Additionally, avoid drinking juices or other liquids from roadside vendors as it could be risky.

Another thing to remember is that if you order for ice ensure that it’s made from filtered water.

Street food may seem tempting during the monsoons, but it is something that needs to be avoided. Similarly, raw foods like salads are also prone to contamination and should be avoided.

Avoid the Street Food during Monsoon

You could also have a memorable holiday in the monsoons by following these few tips.

  • Carry an umbrella, raincoat or wind-cheater when going out
  • Keep your feet clean and dry to prevent rash and fungal growth
  • Avoid air-conditioned rooms if your hair or clothes are damp
  • Wear warm clothes and keep your body moderately dry and warm
  • Herbal teas with antibacterial properties are ideal beverages in this season
  • Consult a doctor if you get a fever, cold or other persistent symptoms

Source: TOI | Business Standard

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