Battling the season of allergies

Follow these tips for a healthy monsoon
Battling the season of allergies

NASHIK: The season of chai and pakodas is here for citizens to relish and spend quality time with each other. However, the season also brings along water-borne diseases that are detrimental to one’s health and well-being. Water-borne diseases like Cholera, Diarrhea, Viral Hepatitis, Acute Diarrhoeal Diseases have ill effects on health, and severe cases lead to the patient’s death.

The diseases are caused by recreational or drinking water contaminated by disease-causing microbes or pathogens. As people say, “prevention is better than cure”, one needs to follow these below-mentioned tips to keep themselves healthy and safe this monsoon. Even though the pandemic has made things worse, following proper tips for both will help residents live a better life.

  • Drinking filtered/boiled water

  • Storing water in a clean container

  • Washing the container/jar daily

  • Always wash hands before and after preparing/ eating food

  • Teach children the importance of handwashing

  • Always clean the hands with sanitiser/soap after using the washroom, changing a child’s diaper

  • Consume warm ad home cooked meals

  • Avoid street food in monsoon

  • Always cover the stored food/beverages

  • Ensure thorough and regular cleaning of water supplying pipes of colony/area

  • Using detergent and hot water

  • Flush the stools properly in the toilet

  • Avoid uncooked meal

  • Avoid contact with people suffering from water-borne diseases

  • People suffering from water-borne diseases should not step out till recovered completely

“Water-borne diseases are caused by microorganisms, and they spread through contaminated water. Diarrhoea, Cholera, and Dysentery are the most common diseases citizens suffer from in India. They spread through the usage of contaminated water for bathing, washing, and drinking. Lakhs of people suffer from these diseases in India. To prevent oneself, drink at least one glass of lukewarm water every day. Drink clean water and wash your hands before and after eating the meal. Maintain personal hygiene and avoid street food in this season. Also, avoid frozen foods like burgers, etc., for a healthier life.” – Dr. Shilpa Bavaskar, BAMS, CGO, Family Physician

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