Monsoon Health Care – Health | Safety | Precautions

Monsoon is pleasant after the grueling hot summer days. It is beautiful to witness and enjoy the drizzle. Monsoon months are essential for the environment, crop production, water resource replenishment and also temperature management.

Monsoon along with many others benefits open the door to a host of health related problems and hazards.

It is important to keep our immune system robust during monsoon with few easy steps and lifestyle changes


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Remain In Good Health During Monsoon


  • Do consume seasonal fruits, wash it well before consuming
  • Consume a lot of vegetables, but take care to wash it well and do not eat raw, atleast boil it well
  • Consume some spices and common food items like garlic, ginger, honey, cloves, cinnamon, lemon, warm milk these helps protect against cough and cold and also boost our immunity

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  • Work-out, yoga helps in keeping us strong and healthy
  • Sleep well for adequate hours (usual advice is 8 Hours)
  • Maintain your sleep cycle
  • Dry hair and skin well after bath or getting drenched in rain
  • It is better to take a bath and use some antiseptic lotion on foot, hands and other exposed area after getting drenched in rain

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Rain Protection Gears

  • Carry umbrella
  • Get yourself a rain coat if required
  • Rain protection boots and foot wears are also required for some

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General Hygiene

  • Keep your feet, between fingers clean
  • You can use an infection protection powder or lotion
  • Do get leave skin and hair wet for long
  • Wash your hand well before consuming food
  • Wash all food items before consuming
  • Keep your surrounding clean, do not let water accumulate in pots, pipes etc. Do clean air conditioners regularly.
  • Use disinfectants oils and powder, sprays in your surroundings
  • Do not use towels for long or keep wearing wet clothes and reduce chances of fungal infections

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Health Problems and Hazards During Monsoon


Health problems from contaminated water , food items and hands

Occurrence of diseases and infections like

  • Hepatitis A
  • Cholera
  • Typhoid
  • Diarrhea
  • Jaundice
  • Stomach upset
  • Nausea
  • Stomach Pain

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Mosquitoes or Vector Borne Diseases are also common

  • Malaria
  • Dengue
  • Chikungunya

Common Cough and Cold

  • Cough and Cold
  • Fever
  • Hypothermia

Other Health Problems

  • Infections in respiratory tract
  • Asthma
  • Respiratory problems
  • Fungal infections

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Driving Safety

  • Drive slow and within speed limits
  • Follow traffic signals and instructions
  • Try to drive by the usual road
  • Do check the vehicles tyres, brakes, engine oil, brake oil, coolants and other such things regularly
  • Clean your Airconditioner regularly to avoid respiratory infections
  • Maintain your vehicle in good condition
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Commuting Safety – For People using Public Transport and Walking

  • Start with some extra time in hand
  • Do wear proper clothes that support traveling in monsoon
  • Travel by usual route that is known to you to avoid potholes construction sites etc
  • Follow traffic signals while crossing roads
  • Take special precaution and be more alert in unmanned or areas with traffic signals
  • Special caution while crossing railway tracks
  • Practice patience while getting into and getting down from vehicles

Electrical Safety

  • Do use electrical items with caution at home and office. Check if it is dry and there is no leakage on water
  • Check if all electrical points are fitted well and in good condition
  • Be cautious of electrical items and points near leaking or damp walls
  • Stay protected from lightening during thunder showers

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Personal and Community Care

  • Do keep a 24 Hours Emergency Hospital Contact Number handy. In monsoon during heavy showers it is difficult to commute and at times attendance is low in many places, so this is very important. During emergency it may save your life or people around you.
  • Have the ambulance number in your mobile phone, telephone dairy etc
  • Know where the closets 24 Hours pharmacy shop is ; during monsoon the condition of medicines may not be at their best due to inadequate storage, so get it from a pharmacy that maintains Cold-Chain
  • Know the hospital where you can full time specialist doctors during any medical emergency and also with fully functional OT (Operation Theater) facility 24 Hours

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 Travel and Vacation Safety During Monsoons

  • Read well about the destination and location you are traveling
  • Get your travel tickets confirmed and travel if it is possible
  • Gets your hotel booking and other travel facility like cars, buses etc as required confirmed
  • Carry dry food, drinking water and your regular and essential medicines, first-aid while traveling
  • Signage on roads may not be visible, or at times uprooted or damaged, so you can use GPS navigation, compass and other location trackers. Get it right
  • Carry your plastic currency and use proper gear to store them
  • Portable charges, torches, mosquito repellents (creams, machines, lotions) come handy
  • Get a list of Police Stations, government offices, ATMs, Hospitals, Pharmacy Shops and Restaurants etc while traveling to a location or destination.
  • Get proper and suitable clothes and gears to travel as per the requirement of the destination

Health Awareness Post By Desun Hospital and Heart Institute