Monsoon – that time when we enjoy the cool climate, the delicate splattering of rain outside, tasty and hot dishes, tea, coffee, etc. But Rainy season is also the season for colds and flu.
For what reason do individuals fall sick more frequently during Monsoons?
It is very common that as the climate changes we face several health issues. The reason is as the climate changes the temperature also changes and during the rainy season the weather becomes moist as well as temperature comes down. In such a weather only the organisms can grow and survive and also our immune system is weak. Each of these situations increases the chances of becoming ill during the rainy season.
What all symptoms you should be careful about?
Symptoms you need to be attentive of are cold, cough, body ache, loose motions, fever, vomiting, redness, and irritation of eyes, headache, itching, and rashes on the body. If you find any of these symptoms then immediately see a specialist.
Here, we look at some ways you can minimize your risk of catching colds and flu.
WASH YOUR HANDS
Most of the infections are mainly carried by air and are transmitted when someone sneezes or coughs, but germs can also be transmitted by physical contact and can enter your body when your infected hands touch your eyes or touch the food you eat. Washing hands frequently – and drying them on disposable paper towels (or washing hand towels routinely) – can essentially diminish the chances of getting an infection, particularly the rotavirus, which has a tendency to infect youngsters and causes vomiting and diarrhea.
Apart from our natural blood circulation, general exercises increase the quantity of Natural Killer (NK) cells in our bodies. These lymphocytes in the circulatory system and the mucosal layer of the nose and airways travel around our bodies which protect us from bacteria and viruses.
When you work out, the levels of NK cells go up and remain lifted for around 36 hours afterward. This helps in boosting your immune system as well. But don’t exercise too much as it will actually lower the level of NK cells.
Granny always used to say – keeping warm can enable you to cold, cough and flu. After such a hot summer people won’t immediately dress in warm clothes. So if there’s a sudden cold, we will probably feel the chill and begin to shiver.
Due to shivering our immune system becomes weak and we are much likely to catch a cold. We lose up to 30 percent of our body warm through our heads – so wear a cap.
Specialists prescribe to drink around eight glasses of water a day to remain sound. Water helps the kidneys to work appropriately and flushes out the waste that collects in our bodies.
So if you have a cold, so by being drinking plenty of water will help you flush out the infection.
Less sleep makes us more prone to infections. But it doesn’t mean to sleep for a long time. A normal sleep of six to seven hours is enough. If you are not able to sleep for seven long hours than not to worry but sleep each night to make your immunity strong.
‘Mood also affect our capability to fight against germs and infections. As if you are stressed then you are more likely to be ill as compared to when you are happy and relaxed.
ZINC AND GARLIC
The mineral zinc is very helpful to battle colds and gives a boost to your immune system. Great nourishment food includes organic meat, oysters, eggs, fish, tofu, black-eyed peas and wheat germ. Zinc and Vitamin C make an extraordinary chilly busting team. Garlic helps ease chest grievances, and little sums taken day by day may likewise diminish the recurrence of colds and influenza.
Some of the Do’s and Don’t to be done during Rainy season:
a) Wash your hands much of the time.
b) Eat well homemade food only.
c) Wear dry and clean garments. Wear full sleeved night garments and utilize mosquito nets and anti-agents.
d) Drink boiled water.
e) Lastly, wash your feet with disinfectant if you have walked through rainwater.
a) Don’t eat outside particularly roadside food.
b) Don’t eat uncovered and, stale food.
c) Don’t wear wet garments particularly underpants.
d) Don’t drink water from open sources.
e) Do not lay down with windows open.
f) Do not wear shoes and socks.
Keep in mind that you’re at higher risk of falling sick during the rainy season. Despite the fact that everybody should be careful, senior citizens and little kids require additional care as their bodies are more prone to viral infections. If the symptoms are severe, please visit your doctor immediately. Hold back and remain safe being away from a cough and cold.