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Monsoon woes

Here's how you and your little one can stay safe and healthy this rainy season.

Monsoon is the most awaited season of the year, but it comes with a bagful of woes too. Here are some tips to help you and your little one stay safe and healthy this rainy season.

EAT HEALTHY:
Say “NO” to street food; it is best to have healthy home cooked meals. Avoid pre-cut food items, instead consume freshly cut vegetables and fruits. Fish and meat should be cleaned and cooked thoroughly to prevent bacterial infections passing on from undercooked food.
Avoid consuming leftovers; eat freshly prepared meals to get all the nutrients in the adequate amounts.

INCREASE FLUID INTAKE:
Humidity during rainy months can cause dehydration. Consume lots of fluids – coconut water, lemonade, fresh fruit juices, vegetable juices, soups, sorbets, etc. – throughout the day. Plain water should be boiled and consumed.

LIGHT CLOTHING:
Opt for an airy and comfortable cotton outfits and choose non-slippery footwear while stepping out. Don’t forget to carry an umbrella, and raincoat.

MAINTAIN HYGIENE:
Clean your clothes using a good quality laundry disinfectant. Have bath twice daily, if possible, to kill the bacteria on your skin. Cleaning your feet, especially nail beds, cuticles, soles etc., as they are more prone to bacterial and fungal infections from the dirty rain water.

SANITIZE YOUR HOME:
Clean your home daily with a good disinfectant and ensure that there is no place where water can collect. Look out for flower pots, coolers, corners of the house, washrooms, and keep these dry because mosquitoes breed in stagnant water.

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