Ilonggo Health Tips: How To Stay Healthy this Rainy Season

We can’t just sing rain, rain go away to shun the heavy downpours these days. We have to prepare and protect our health and those of our loved ones, what with work and school in full gear.

Always Bring Your Umbrella

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Getting wet from a sudden downpour can cause sudden change with body temperature that may lead to fever and colds. To avoid getting sick, don’t forget to bring your umbrella with you wherever you go. It’s not only the best rain gear, but also a sickness shield against cough, colds or fever when you’re caught up on a rainy day.

Eat Healthy

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Eating healthy food is the cheapest way to protect you from sickness. You can cook a hot soup to invigorate your body or eat Vitamin C-rich foods to boost your immune system to help repulse flu and infection. Watch out for diarrhea, one of the common rainy-day diseases often caused by eating spoiled or contaminated foods, so always remember to wash fruits and vegetables thoroughly to be safe. A delicious and healthy food is what makes rainy days a little warmer.

Wash Your Hands

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To keep you from getting colds, cough and influenza, regular hand washing is the best way to prevent the spread of viruses and bacteria and keep away diseases. Wash your hands properly by lathering soap between your fingers, under your nails and the top of your hands. Rinse and dry your hands thoroughly to get rid of the germs.

Drink Clean Water

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Water-borne diseases are very common during the rainy season. Be cautious of contaminated water sources that could bring water borne diseases such as amoebiasis and cholera. If you’re unsure of the water supply, boil it or buy purified drinking water to be safe.

Keep Your Surroundings Clean

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Dengue, a fatal disease caused by mosquitoes, is the most rampant disease during the rainy season. Don’t leave any water stagnant and throw away the things that may promote mosquito breeding. Keep your waterways clean. Besides dengue, leptospirosis is rampant because of floods that may contain animal urine causes bacterial infection. Avoid wading in floodwaters to protect yourself from this disease.

Article Source: http://www.manilatimes.net/5-tips-to-stay-healthy-this-rainy-season/13195/

Shei

Shei

Shei is currently the admin of IloiloBlog.com. The blog started as a high school project in one of her English class. Her primary goal of putting up an own domain is to share Iloilo to the whole Philippines and to the world.

2 comments
Chrinstine
Chrinstine

I have read this post and it's very helpful especially this rainy season. Perhaps you can write more articles about tips. I want to read even more things about it!

Shei The Admin
Shei The Admin

Hi Chrinstine! Thanks for your comment. We are happy that you find the article helpful. Please stay tune for more upcoming tips! -Shei The Admin

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