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Hot tips: To prevent monsoon sickness

The best way to keep yourself from getting drenched to the bone is to use a complete set of rain gear — a hooded raincoat, an umbrella and a pair of waterproof shoes.

health and fitness Updated: Jul 19, 2010 00:51 IST

1 Rain-check:

The best way to keep yourself from getting drenched to the bone is to use a complete set of rain gear — a hooded raincoat, an umbrella and a pair of waterproof shoes.


2 Boiling point:

If you are outside home, opt for mineral water over tap water. At home, boil the water before drinking to kill the germs, or filter it.


3 Sweat it out:

If you get drenched in the rain, jog till you sweat. This will help in keeping the body temperature in check.


4 Wash hands:

To avoid catching a cold, wash your hands frequently with a medicated soap. Using a sanitiser would be useful, too.


5 Vitamin diet:

Supply your body with enough of Vitamin A and C. A healthy platter of steamed vegetables will help prevent the common cold virus.


-Himadree