Say goodbye to the traces of an unforgettable summer like tan lines and sunburns and say hello to the sweet life-giving precipitation as the great seasonal wheel turns yet again. Rainy days have arrived. June marks the beginning of the rainy season which means sudden downpour, followed by a thunderstorm, and the all time pressing issue, flood. Though we can’t just sing rain rain go away to shun the heavy downpours these days, at least what we can do is prepare and protect the health of our loved ones on the downside of the colder weather such as water-borne diseases, respiratory infections, and other illnesses brought about by the rain. Here are some tips to make us “Rain-Ready” as lifted from skymetweather.com.
1. Extra Clothing, Extra Care
Due to unforeseen chances of getting soaked this season, better carry an extra set of clothing with you at all times because walking around in wet clothes is like begging to get sick. A life-saving towel in your bag could be a hack too.
2. Rain – Repulsive Gear
Always bring your umbrella with you as this rain repulsive item along with raincoats, and other rain gear items can lower the chance of any disease catching you by surprise. In case your feet get wet, wipe dry with a towel immediately as moisture could lead to fungal infection.
3. Wash your Hands
No matter how many times you ignore this very simple directive, it keeps on coming back to haunt you because this basic hygiene routine still remains as the top contender in taking precautionary measures during any season. During this season, bacteria and viruses become proactive and there are countless ways on how you can come in contact with these microscopic creatures. So tap that liquid soap, carry a sanitizer, and be hygienic before every meal.
4. Street Food Should Stay on the Streets
The oily and tempting load of everything spicy and tangy isn’t fit for rainy day folks because our favorite street food items are prepared in open air, out on the streets, and are carriers of waterborne diseases and stomach infections. A healthier alternative though is to pack your own meal to avoid these diseases and infections
5. Herbal Dosage
Herbal tea has a therapeutic effect on our body that if you got drenched in the rain, quickly prepare an herbal tea, gulp it down and relax as its body warming ingredient can do wonders.
6. Shoe the Infections Away
Floods everywhere?! If your feet get caught in this menace, it can cause unwanted, ugly, and irritating skin infections. Moreover, exposed areas of your body are a platform for water-borne diseases, so keep your feet covered and make sure to “shoe” these bacteria and viruses away!
By: Ms. Lalaine L. Mañosca