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Things to do after got caught in the rain

Update : 12 Oct 2022, 15:17

There are days when you go out without an umbrella because it is sunny, but then it suddenly rains. Rain brings many infectious problems like typhoid, diarrhea, jaundice etc. Mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue, chikungunya and malaria also increase during the monsoon. But rain can come in any season and off-season rainfall is more detrimental to our health than seasonal showers. Most people get cold, cough and fever after getting wet in the rain. For this, take special care of health this season.

Here’s how to care of you after any sudden downpour

Change clothes immediately

If you get wet in the rain, change your clothes as soon as you reach home. By doing this the body temperature will return to normal.

Wipe your hair 

After changing your clothes, wipe your head with a towel. If your head is wet for a long time, you may catch a cold, or cough.

Shower after the shower

If you do find yourself wet from the rain, no need to worry because as we already mentioned, rainwater won’t inherently make you sick. Take a shower as soon as possible. Taking a shower will allow you to stabilize your body temperature. Followed by soaking your feet in warm water to remove any germs and dirt and to slowly take your body’s temperature back to normal.

Use an Antiseptic Soap

It’s not the rainwater that will make you sick but the viruses and bacteria in your surroundings that will. When the rainy season starts, there is one important thing you have to do, whether you get soaked in the rain or not: wash with antibacterial soap. What this does is wash away any bacteria or virus on your hands and body, preventing it from entering your system.

Drink Something Hot

One of the best solutions to avoid getting sick after a strong downpour is to drink something hot. It is proven that taking something hot can help provide warmth to help withstand the chill. A hot drink can clear up the phlegm accumulated in the nasal cavities and the throat, making it easier for you to breathe. It also makes you feel warm and cozy. You can drink warm water with honey or lemon, ginger tea, or any kind of hot broth or your favorite soup as these can warm you from the inside out while also providing you with natural healing properties.

 

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