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Maintaining Health in the Rainy Season

22 Jul

At this time in Indonesia has entered the rainy season. The days of rain often lasted long enough, even in some areas to cause flooding. The arrival of the rainy season is a risk factor for disease occurrence. Some types of disease increase when the rainy season arrives. We should be able to maintain health to stay healthy during the rainy season.

Beware of Diseases in the Rainy Season
There are a number of diseases that increase in incidence during the rainy season. Diseases that need to be followed include infectious diseases such as respiratory tract infections, influenza, diarrhea, and skin diseases that can attack anyone. In addition, areas affected by flooding need to be aware of the onset of leptospirosis. While the disease that must be watched after the rain is dengue fever which may be caused by Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes that nest from the remains of rainwater puddles. In the rainy season, fungal diseases often arise which are mainly caused by moisture in clothes. In addition to infectious diseases, there are also non-communicable diseases that often worsen with rainy and cold weather such as asthma, rhinitis, and other chronic diseases.

Therefore, people are asked to maintain their own health and the environment in order to minimize the risk of getting the disease in the rainy season. Here are some steps for you to avoid disease in the rainy season:
 
1. Ready for Umbrella Before Rain
The above saying is true. The most effective way to avoid getting sick during the rainy season is to wear rain protection equipment such as umbrellas, raincoats or hooded jackets, and waterproof shoes when you go outside when the rain arrives. Try to use rain shield when you are indulging in outdoor activities when it rains so that you are not soaked with rainwater which can risk causing you pain.

2. Immediately Take a Shower After Rain
At first glance, this suggestion seems absurd. However showering immediately after being soaked by rain really made sense and was very beneficial. Disease can occur when your body experiences drastic temperature changes. Bathing will immediately stabilize cold temperatures carried by rainwater while cleansing your body of germs and dirt. When you dry out, the body temperature gradually returns to normal temperature. Then warm yourself by drinking hot tea or eating a hot sauce.

3. Routine exercise Don’t be abandoned
Keep doing regular exercise even though it rains. Although outdoor sports are reduced in intensity due to unfriendly weather, you can try various sports that can be done indoors, such as aerobics, sit ups, push ups, or skipping. Regular exercise will be very good for maintaining your stamina.

4. Maintain Hand Hygiene
According to medical researchers, the best way germs enter our bodies is through dirty hands. We use our hands in almost every activity, so that various kinds of germs can easily enter our bodies at any time. To keep yourself protected, clean your hands regularly. Make sure you are always ‘hygienic’ throughout the day. Wash your hands every time before eating, after going from the toilet, and after doing any activity. Avoid touching your face with dirty hands, because research says that germs usually enter through your nose or mouth.
 
5. Drinking enough water
During the rainy season, cold weather makes you not feel thirsty and lazy to drink. Even though our body still needs fluids every day. Make sure you keep drinking enough water during the rainy season. Drinking water is an indirect form of prevention for all kinds of diseases. Drinking enough water can replace your loss of body fluids so you don’t become dehydrated. Water also cleanses germs through the urinary system, thus preventing urinary tract infections.

6. Enough Rest
Sleep deprivation will reduce your stamina. The ideal sleep time is 6-8 hours per day. Arrange your daily activity time so that you can get enough rest so that your body remains fit and can work optimally …

7. Set the Diet
Take care of your diet. Regular and timely eating with a complete composition will always maintain your vitality. Avoid eating at places of sale that are less clean. Also meet the needs of vitamins and minerals from various kinds of vegetables and fruits. If necessary, add a multivitamin.