Health Tips for Rainy Season

Many of us have fond memories of the rains from our growing up years – holidays from school, splashing about in muddy puddles, or maybe simple getting wet. The fresh new leaves on the trees and the smell of the damp wet ground are a welcome sight after the hot summers. But with all these joyous moments, the rainy season also brings with it certain diseases. With a little care you can enjoy this beautiful season and also stay away from illnesses.

  1. Always carry an umbrella or rain coat to protect yourself from the downpour.
  2. If you get drenched by the heavy rain, dry yourself as soon as possible. Do not enter air-conditioned room when you are wet.
  3. Always keep the surroundings dry and clean, neat and tidy. Do not allow water to get accumulated around your house for it becomes a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
  4. Avoid playing in stagnant polluted water filled puddles.
  5. Keep your body warm as viruses attack immediately when body temperature goes down. Dry your feet whenever they are wet.
  6. Wash vegetables with clean water and steam them well before eating. Avoid eating uncooked foods and salads.
  7. Drink plenty of water and keep your body well hydrated.
  8. Don’t just wash your hands but also your feet to avoid itching, rashes and skin infections.
  9. Because it is not possible for out-door activities, you need to take special care to have indoor physical activities. Don’t let laziness grow on you.
  10. It makes sense to prefer hot water baths to cold water bath during rainy season.
  11. Cut your nails regularly. Moisture between them, will invite infection.
  12. Make sure to use footwear with good grip to avoid slip and fall.

Taken From: Rishimukh – The Art Of Living Magazine (July 2012). For more details log on to