There are so many enjoyable things that you can do on a rainy day. But the rainy season can be tremendously dangerous for you, health wise. Due to constant spells of rain, humidity settles in and that allows infectious bacteria and viruses to spread faster than ever. So when you’re out there, enjoying a rainy day, be sure to take certain safety measures. The following tips will prevent you from ‘raining’ infections on and after a rainy day.
Extra Clothing, Extra Care
It is so easy to get drenched on a rainy day. Some light to moderate rain, a heavy downpour, or a short and sweet passing shower, they all have one thing in common: they leave your clothes wet! Walking around in wet clothes is like begging to fall sick. It is suggested that you carry an extra pair of clothing with you at all times during a rainy day. You can at least have a life-saving hankie in your bag. A phase of relentless shivering is usually followed by a fever and common cold. Congrats! You just invited virus into your body.
Avoid getting damp in the rain! This may sound laid off yet many people forget to carry an umbrella or proper rain gear. Hold rain-repulsive items and lower the chances of any disease catching you by surprise. In case your feet get wet, wipe dry with a towel right away as moisture can lead to fungal infections.
Wash Your Hands
You can overlook this very basic directive a hundred times and yet it’ll come back to haunt you. So washing hands remains at the top of the list when it comes to taking extra care during any season. During monsoon, bacteria and viruses become pro-active and there are countless ways in which you can come in contact with these microscopic monsters! So go in advance, tap that liquid soap, carry a sanitizer, and act ‘hygienic’ before every meal.
Face Touching Is A Big No
Handkerchiefs are in fact functionality based. Yes, they’re not about manners or filling pockets, they dish up a purpose. Flu virus can enter your body through the nose, mouth, and even your eyes. So do not touch your face very often. So resist the urge to scratch (we know its difficult!), use the hankie to wipe your face, don’t dig your nose (argh! You do that?), and try to keep your hands off your face.
Distance Street Food to the Streets
Now this one is a bit difficult to ‘digest’ but so is the food on the streets these days. The tempting, oily and unhygienic load of everything spicy and tangy isn’t fit for a rainy day folks. Your favorite street food items are set in open air, out on the streets, and are carriers of waterborne diseases and ‘Delhi Belly’ inspired stomach infections. Pack your lunch, switch to healthy (yes boring) choices, and stop looking at those roadside stalls with such hungry eyes.
Herbal tea has a medicinal effect on your body and can do wonders to your overall health. If you anyhow ended up getting drenched in the rain, quickly prepare some herbal tea for yourself. Just add pepper, cloves, cinnamon, basil, and ginger to that brewing beauty and gulp it down. These are body warming ingredients which have other health benefits too.
‘Shoe’ Those Infections Away
A rainy day fills gutters and fills road craters with dirty water thereby leaving behind a dirt cocktail. Now your feet, if left exposed to all this poison, can cause unwanted, hideous, and irritating skin infections. Exposed areas of your body are a platform for water-borne diseases as well. So keep yourself protected and be sure to ‘shoe’ those bacteria and viruses away!