The monsoon showers are here…! Isn’t it thrilling and refreshing to hear that after the scorching heat of summers? We in India typically experience the rainy season between the months of July and September. It’s the time when children want to enjoy the rains. The tastiest flavors of organic tea on a rainy day with your special someone is the best thing you may need. But amidst the mitti ki khushbo, samosas, pakodas and chai, we need to be a little more cautious about our lifestyle and pay extra attention to any deviation in health before it turns into a major complication.
Diseases spread much faster in the
As refreshing as it may feel, the
risk of being exposed to multiple viruses, bacteria, and other infections and
getting sick is extremely high during the monsoons. The humid weather brings
with it the perfect conditions which serve as the host of many harmful microbes
to thrive and cause wide range of infections and serious health issues for you
and your family. Supporting the
breeding grounds for bacteria and viruses, the season is also suitable for the
rapid spread of the current pandemic causing contagious corona virus, which has
taken over the world this year.
Immunity weakens in the Rains:
Moreover, our white blood cells (WBCs
– the flagbearer of our immune system) tend to weaken due to fluctuations in
the temperature, which obviously reduces our disease fighting power and thus we
fall sick often.
Commonly occurring Monsoon Diseases
Most of the common
health issues occurring in the rainy season can be divided into the following four
1. 1. Air-borne diseases:
Monsoon brings with it multiple air-borne
infections that are caused by tiny disease-causing microbes. They are mostly
mild but may cause more trouble to children, senior citizens or people with a weak
immune system. The most common air-borne diseases are influenza (or common cold
or common flu), viral fever, cough, sore throat, etc.
2. 2. Water / Food-borne diseases:
Intake of unhygienic food and water can cause
several diseases, e.g. Diarrhoea, Typhoid, Cholera, Hepatitis A, Leptospirosis,
etc. According to reports, more than 30 lakh people are affected by water-borne
diseases in India. Children being the easiest victims due to developing immune
3. 3. Vector (Mosquito) -borne diseases:
Vectors are bloodsucking insects that can
transmit infectious pathogens between humans, or from animals to humans, e.g. Malaria, Dengue, Chikungunya, Lymphatic
filariasis, Japanese encephalitis, Kala azar or Visceral
4. Various Skin problems:
Excessive moisture content in the air during
monsoons may increase fungal and bacterial activity, resulting in wide range of
skin and hair problems such as fungal infections, scabies, eczema, dermatitis,
ringworm, acne, allergic rash, folliculitis, hair falls, dandruff and other hair problems, etc.
Prevention is better than cure:
The good part is that many of the above diseases are
preventable by just being better informed and being a little more cautious towards
the health of yourself and your loved ones. Importantly, parents of newborns and small children
need to be extra-careful during rainy season to prevent diseases. Therefore, enjoy
the splash of rains, but do take the following necessary precautions to keep
all diseases at bay:
- Avoid visiting crowded places to reduce your risk
of viral infections.
- Avoid contact with the obviously infected person
- Stay home when you are sick
- Practice good hygiene:
- Take a shower daily
- Keep your nails trimmed
- Keep your hair clean, neat and tidy
- Maintain personal hygiene and environmental sanitation
- Cover your
mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
- Wash your
hand thoroughly, especially after sneezing or coughing
touching your face, eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
- Always wear a face cover when outside.
- Carry a hand sanitizer or wash your hands often.
- Keep a safe distance from people.
- Keep your umbrella or rain coat always with you.
- Have a bath after getting wet in the rains.
- Keep the room temperature optimum.
- Ensure your homes are well- ventilated at all times.
- Protect your children and ensure they practice good
- Wear full-sleeved and light clothes.
- Use mosquito repellents and mosquito nets.
- Don’t allow water to collect anywhere in
and around the house.
- Avoid ice-creams and cold drinks.
- Keep yourself hydrated at all times.
- Drink only boiled water every few hours and carry your own boiled water.
- Avoid outside food and eat a balanced diet.
- Keep your food covered at all times.
- Consume freshly-washed, boiled vegetables.
right precautionary measures and practicing basic hygiene can keep you and your
family stay safe during this vulnerable season.
What has Homeopathy to offer you:
Homeopathy is the second most popular modes of treatment in
the world, used by more than 50 crore people around the world. More and more
people are now increasingly recognizing the benefits of a holistic approach to healthcare
like this. From a holistic perspective, the patient is considered as unique, and
therefore he or she requires individual assessment and treatment. The patient
is viewed as a whole, rather than a clinical condition or a set of symptoms. That’s
the reason that Homeopathy hits the root cause of the disease stimulates the
body’s own natural healing powers to bring health, vitality and well-being. Patients
often report improvement in overall energy, mood, quality of sleep, and
digestion, and the disappearance of other symptoms apparently unrelated to the
condition being treated with homeopathy.
indicated Homeopathic Remedies for the monsoons are Aconite, Arsenic, Belladonna,
Bryonia, Dulcamara, Eupatorium Perf., Ferrum Phos, Natrum Mur, Pulsatilla, Rhododendron, Rhus tox, Sulphur, etc. are some of the frequently used medicines for the health problems of the
never to be encouraged as it can be
harmful, so timely visit to your nearest homeopath can prevent
unnecessary hospital visits and further health problems. For online
consultation or any queries related to monsoon illnesses and other health
issues, consult our expert homeopathic doctors and book an appointment with us.
Note: The author disclaims all liability for any loss or risk, personal or otherwise incurred as a consequence of use of any material in this article. This information is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
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