RAINY SEASON AND ITS HAZARDOUS EFFECT ON HUMAN HEALTH
Rainy season affects both your general and skin health adversely. Diabetic patients should take special precautions in rainy season since old problems may erupt abruptly and further would healing too gets delayed. They should wear open foot like sandals so that dampness dries. Also children should be made aware about diseases that erupt during rainy season and they should be informed of ways and means to prevent them.
PRECAUTIONS TO PREVENT HAZARDOUS EFFECT OF RAIN ON OUR HEALTH
Our body becomes low on immunity due to high amount of humidity in atmosphere. Hence immunity boosting foods should be consumed. Turmeric, Garlic, Papaya, Pumpkin, Dry fruits, beet root are good immunity boosting food. Vegetables and Salad too are required. Diet rich in A, C and E is good for skin. Hot water early in the morning and a glass of milk before going to bed is also suggested. Further humidity makes body loose lots of water in the form of sweat which makes it necessary to stay hydrated.
Further it is important to take proper skin and hair care during this season. Skin should be wiped whenever possible when you get wet due to rain. Further skin in rainy season becomes oily and sticky and hence soap less and powder based cleansers should be used to clean the face of extra oil. Further to prevent skin from becoming dry during this season add sesame oil to bathing water. Wash your face and hands with scrub twice a day. Avoid oily foundation for makeup and also avoid moisturizing cream. Heavy makeup too should be avoided in rainy season. Use antifungal soap during these days since fungal infections are very common in this season. To prevent bacterial infection neem oil and almond oil can be applied after bath. Apply glycerin to hands and face once a week. Facial once a week is also considered useful. Sunscreen too has to be used during rainy season. It is a myth that sunscreens are not required in rainy season, since cloudy skin may hide the skin but harmful UV Rays do pass through the clouds. Further avoid sleep during day time and overexertion during rainy season.
Hair may get spoilt by getting wet in rainy seasons since the pollutant may damage your hair shaft making your hair dull. If your hair type is oily it is very necessary to wash them regularly with mild shampoo.
Special care of feet too is required in rainy season. The feet are not only prone to fungal and bacterial infections between the toes but can be exposed to leptospirosis due to water contaminated in puddle. The area between the toe must be kept dry with a clean towel after washing them with soap and water. Regular pedicure will keep dead skin away and maintain hygiene. As mentioned above open foot wear is needed.
CARE BY CHILDREN IN RAINY SEASON
As mentioned above children require special care during rainy season. Immunity boosting food as mentioned above should be consumed and fast food particularly at stalls should be avoided. Need not to mention that washing of hands and clean personal hygiene should be maintained. Further take care that they carry umbrella and rain coat during the season. Mosquitoes are rampant during, hence full sleeves clothes and mosquito repellent can be useful.