Preventing monsoon ailments | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, July 31, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, July 31, 2018

Preventing monsoon ailments

As much as we all love the rain, especially the excitement that you see in your child's eyes when there's a downpour, the weather also begs for an extra dose of TLC especially for the little ones.

STAYING HYDRATED

Due to the rising percentages of humidity in this time of the year, sweat does not evaporate as quickly as it does in summer and this affects how the body releases heat.

BALANCED DIET

Incorporate vegetables that are high in antioxidants in this weather like bitter-gourd, neem and turmeric because some claim that digestion slows down this time of the year resulting in indigestion or maybe worse jaundice.

EAT C LEAN AND FRESH

Clean vegetables and fruits thoroughly before consumption. Leafy greens usually carry more germs so best to steam them when cleaning.

PROTECT AGAINST MOSQUITOES

Breeding grounds for mosquitoes usually form in stagnant water. So, drain water out from flower vases. Bring out the mosquito nets and repellent ointments to prevent against mosquito borne diseases.

KEEP YOUR CHILD'S FEET DRY

Dampness especially in the monsoon increases chances of fungal infection and athlete's foot. Keep your child's shoes and socks as dry as possible, and their feet clean.

DRESSING FOR MONSOON

Loose, light cotton clothes allow for the skin to breathe. Also apply talcum or prickly powder in areas prone to infections.

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