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By Ritika Nath . 28th June 2018 10:00pm

Who doesn't love the little droplets escaping from a grey sky falling right in front of our toes?

Monsoon is everybody's favourite season. Those tasty samosas with a cup of tea are just hard to miss. Cool windy air soothes us after the heated months of May and June. But along with those perks come some unseen dangers. Called the ‘Season of Allergies’, the monsoon brings many health irritants along with it like pollens, dust and fungi. [caption id="attachment_40963" align="alignnone" width="1536"]monsoon allergies Source[/caption] Most of us get cold and sore throat because of not taking certain the required precautions. Ignorance can also lead to serious health issues like conjunctivitis, diarrhea, typhoid, cholera, malaria and dengue. It can also lead to sinus and fungal infections. So here is a list of tips to keep you safe from all the dangers that travel with the romantic season!

What to stay away from?

Monsoon is too tempting to oversee the tasty samosas, pakoras and jalebis getting fried on the roadside. These roadside cheap thrills can contain pollens and allergens that can cause allergies and cold. Also, our digestion system gets weak in monsoon, making it harder to digest foods. [caption id="attachment_40969" align="alignnone" width="640"]jalebi Source[/caption] Avoid consuming too many mangoes in one go since they can heat up your body and get you pimples. Those who have skin allergies should not consume spicy foods.

What are the magical ingredients?

Since our digestion system is weak during this monsoon, we should consume green leafy vegetables. They are not just powerhouse of our immunity system, but also light on the stomach. Also, add garlic to your meals. Its consumption boosts immunity and prevents infections. It is very popular for its anti-parasitic and anti-fungal properties. Be careful to clean all the fruits and vegetables thoroughly before consuming them. [caption id="attachment_40970" align="alignnone" width="920"]healthy food Source[/caption] Those who have severe sinus allergies should drink boiled water. Also, don’t forget to wash your hands before savoring the feast!

What about the environment?

Many of the allergens, germs, pollens and dust particles reside in the air enveloping us. This is why it is very important to keep your surroundings clean and hygienic. Close all the door and windows before dust storms. Also, avoid any humidity in your house. Don’t keep wet clothes, shoes, rugs inside your home. Humidity is the home of gems, fungus and algae, which cause severe allergic reactions. [caption id="attachment_40975" align="alignnone" width="999"]Humid window Source[/caption] Whenever it is sunny outside, try to expose the maximum area of the house to the sunlight. Sunlight is a very efficient killer of germs and fungus that don’t get eliminated from any other method.

Here are some extra tips to keep you healthy this monsoon!

• Keep your shoes outside your home to minimise your exposure to dust particles. • Don’t keep stagnant water, whether clean or unclean. Empty the water collecting containers from the freezer of your refrigerators. • Get rid of pulpy walls, which are caused by humidity inside the walls. Get them repaired with wall putties and other necessary replacements. • Empty your dustbins regularly and also don’t throw the garbage around your neighborhood. It can become a breeding house for mosquitoes and spread diseases like malaria and dengue. • Make sure to use clean rugs and blankets. Stay healthy and keep reading on Gabruu.com! #HealthyHacks, #LoveMonsoon, #HealthyMonsoon, #BeatTheHeat, #RowdyRains, #Lifestyle, #MnsoonMelodies