Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Monsoon... enjoy but take care

Hello everyone.  
As I came out of home to get to work the rain was falling hard and i had to wait to get transport.

Rain comes after a long scorching heat and gives lot of relief. When I see pitter patter drops of rain falling I am reminded of scenes with people in raincoats, umbrellas going about their work and kids with big heavy bags marching to school.

Rain brings out the romantic side also as scenes from Hindi films come to mind with couple holding one umbrella.... pyar hua ikraar hua  pyaar se kyon darta hai dil . hehe 
scenes of wet earth  greenery all around and the rainbow

who can forget hot tea  vada pav and bhajjiyas in the rain. yummy...

However there are other sides too.

You pray for rain, you gotta deal with the mud too. That's a part of it.
Denzel Washington

Well I say not just mud but there is water logging and diseases too which come out of rain.

Some precautions are necessary to keep oneself safe and health from monsoon related diseases

The diseases associated with monsoon are malaria, jaundice, gastro intestinal infections like typhoid and cholera. Apart from these, viral infections like cold and cough also make their presence felt.

Pollution of drinking water during monsoon is very common. It is very necessary to drink clean and pure water when water borne monsoon diseases like diarrhea and gastro intestinal infections threaten us. Drinking boiled water at home is strongly recommended to tap water. Prefer mineral water of government certified companies when you are away from home.

Walking in dirty water during rainy season leads to numerous fungal infections which affect toes and nails. Diabetic patients have to take a special care about their feet. Always keep your feet dry and clean. Avoid walking in dirty water. Keep your shoes, socks and raincoats dry and clean.

Precautions to be taken

•    Drink only boiled water or use a water purifier. Boiled water kills germs leading to water borne diseases    and is safe to drink.
•    Make sure that you cover the food, vegetables and fruits all the time, to protect them from flies.
•    Avoid eating outside as much as possible especially roadside stalls due to hygiene concerns.
•    Do not eat stale food. This pointer is applicable in all seasons.
•    Make sure that you close water and mud pools on the road in your area or even water containers as openings like these lead to breeding of mosquitoes.
•    Always carry raincoats and umbrellas with you and avoid getting wet in the rain because running cold, cough and fever are dominant in this season.
•    People suffering from asthma attacks or joint problems may have their conditions worsened. Therefore stay indoors as much as possible.
•    Vaccinations for kids against cholera, typhoid and jaundice (Hepatitis A) can be taken as a precautionary measure as this season is prone to epidemics.
•    Some people tend to get gloomy this weather therefore try to engage yourself in some work, hobby or activity.
•    Lots of accidents can occur due to slippery roads therefore drive carefully.
•    Make sure that any piece of your clothing is not damp as it may lead to fungal growth. Therefore wear dry clothes at all times and have more than two pieces of personal clothing in case of unforeseen circumstances.

So enjoy the monsoon but with care.

some part of contents referred from:   http://tiny.cc/a8brr


  1. Hi Chatter, monsoons are lovely,love the smell of earth with the first shower of rain. Thanks for all the precautions will make a note of them.

  2. Ya rains reminds be of my school days
    with Raincoats on and playing in puddles.
    College days to get wet and listening to songs and garma garma Tea
    waha waha kya din the

  3. I love the rains Di & I love what u have posted.. Rains make me happy & love the smell of wet soil... So typical na??:)

  4. we pray for rains after the scorching heat of summer in India & when we don't see the Sun for some days, we wish for sunshine !
    at present, I too am enjoying rains :)

  5. i luv the rain..!!..n this time its heavy raining at my site...full day n full night..enjoying it a lot..!!...
    nice post di..:)..thanks for precautions..!!...:)

  6. heheh ur post is funny...it rains so much but there's still shortage of water everywhere!

  7. Sry di..commenting late...Bt yeah rains are awesome.....bt precautions needs to be taken....

  8. Rains remind me of three things... the smell of the wet soil, some hot pakodas and romantic bollywood numbers :)

    Awww i love the rains ...

    But would keep the precations in mind too :)

  9. rainy season is over, so will comment on next rainny season hehehe.
    pata nahi time milta hai ya nahi abhi apne comment kar dete hu hehehe.
    Nice post par, ek shikayat hai tht only few nice things of rainy season n lot of precautions. I agree to wt all ppl comment 2 u.
    i remember of rainy season, wt we use 2 do in ur childhood, would sing loudly the poem "ye re ye re pavsa" n wuld lv to get wet in the rains. n the tragic floods in the 2005. i cnt forget those days. whn i hd 2 stay away frm hm fr 4-5 days.
    But still i lv rainy season


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