By – Dr Rajnish Monga, HOD, Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Paras Hospitals, Gurugram
During the monsoon season, there is a risk of contracting a variety of diseases because of mosquitoes and water-borne infections. The high moisture content of air encourages the growth of various microorganisms that can cause many ailments, resulting in conditions such as diarrhea, pain, jaundice, and even typhoid fever.
• Take water with you if you’re leaving the house
• Drink water that has been filtered, boiled, or filtered.
• Before eating, wash your hands properly
• Wash green vegetables or salad thoroughly before eating
• Eat cooked food when eating out
• Boil water in case of any doubt in its purity
• Eat only when you are truly hungry & don’t overeat
• Stay away from fried and spicy foods.
• Do not give children outside food, such as golgappas or Chinese food.
• Keep in mind that youngsters should only consume freshly cooked food and should avoid food that has been sitting around for more than 4-6 hours.
• Do not drink fresh juices e.g. Sugarcane juice
• Avoid adding ice to your drinks