How can we prevent flu in rainy season?

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How can we prevent flu in rainy season?

Rainy season also known as the season of the flu, it also brings a wave of various infections ranging from uncomplicated ones to others posing serious threat to you and your family. The most common rainy season diseases are transmitted through four primary mediums; mosquitoes, water, air, and contaminated food.

Causes of cold or the flu during Rainy season

Many of us become prone to fall sick with a cold or a cough. This also happens due to change in the weather which weakens the immune system. The damp air also helps in the faster spread of these diseases. It is important to take all the precautions necessary to prevent falling sick during this monsoon season.

What you can do to prevent or reduce your risk of getting sick this season.

Cold and Flu: The sudden change in temperatures during the monsoon season can increase your risk of common cold, cough and other viral infections like the flu. Both a common cold and the flu can cause similar symptoms such as a runny nose, sneezing, body aches, fever, general fatigues, etc. It may be noted that flu symptoms are generally more severe than cold symptoms. See a doctor if you have high fever or breathing difficulty.

Some of the common diseases along with the rainy season health care tips are as follows:

Tips to stay away from various monsoon diseases

Here are a few tips to help you stay healthy during the monsoon:

  • Eat a healthy, nutritious diet consisting of green vegetables and fruits that support a healthy immune system. Opt for fresh homemade food.
  • Drink plenty of fluids (preferably boiled water).
  • Maintain good hygiene and avoid touching face with unwashed hands.
  • Wash your hands before eating any food.
  • Keep your home and surroundings clean to get rid of mosquitoes.
  • Use mosquito repellents and wear full sleeved clothes (if necessary).
  • You can opt for immunity boosters if you have a compromised immunity
  • The hot, humid and wet weather makes it favorable for the micro-organisms to reproduce and multiply. This also results in many respiratory tract diseases and skin infections too.

Monsoon diseases are highly infectious. As discussed above, if you are experiencing any symptoms, don’t delay your diagnosis. Homeopathy is a gentle and non-toxic form of medicine that stimulates the body’s inherent healing mechanisms. During the monsoon, when the risk of infections and seasonal ailments is high, homeopathy provides a safe and reliable approach to enhance our natural defenses and prevent diseases. Refer to Dr Gagandeep Ahuja to get safe and reliable treatment for your ailments.

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