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Heavy rains lash Mumbai: 9 tips to protect your health this monsoon

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Jun 7, 2018, 2:29 pm IST
Updated : Jun 7, 2018, 2:30 pm IST

Problems like cough, cold, fever, eye infections, malaria, dengue and hepatitis become very common during the monsoon.

Monsoon sees our health needing special attention. (Photo: AP)
 Monsoon sees our health needing special attention. (Photo: AP)

Mumbai is receiving very heavy rainfall since Thursday morning. Reports of water-logging have been received from Dadar, Parel, Cuff Parade, Bandra, Borivali and Andheri.

Monsoon sees our health needing special attention. The season comes with a variety of waterborne diseases. Problems like cough, cold, fever, eye infections, malaria, dengue and hepatitis are also very common during the monsoon.

 

Here are a few tips to protect your health this monsson.

  • Avoid eating outside food like bhel, pakodas, panipuri etc as consuming such foods increases the chances of contamination and illness during monsoon.
  • Avoid storing food for long as uncooked vegetables and pre-cut fruits get spoilt faster and have more chances of contamination.
  • Wash vegetables and fruits regularly. And make sure your produce is fresh. Make sure vegetables and fruits you use are fresh. Soak them in salt-water (add 2 teaspoon salt in 1 litre water) for 5 to 7 mins. Rinse thoroughly with fresh water before use.
  • Use herbs and spices as they help improving immunity. Tulsi, ginger, garlic, turmeric are good options.
  • Drink boiled safe water as water borne illnesses become very prevalent during the rainy season.
  • Make use of Alum to get purified water, do not drink uncovered water and use water purifiers at home.
  • Wash your hands properly before handling food. Use handkerchief while sneezing, coughing etc. Personal cleanliness should be maintained to avoid contamination of food.
  • Mosquito repellents and nets should be used to prevent insects from biting you.  Monsoon sees the highest cases of dengue and malaria.
  • Boost Immunity with citrus fruits. Include Orange, lemon, gooseberry (amla) in your diet. Vitamin C rich fruits will help in boosting immunity.

 

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