Monsoon trims down the immunity of the body and makes us vulnerable to many diseases including Malaria. Hence, the best way to fight against the disease is to keep our body resistant against illness by enhancing the body-immunity. We can better do it by taking precautions against Malaria.
Methods used to prevent malaria include medications, mosquito eradication and the prevention of bites.
Tips to fight against Malaria in Monsoon:
Puddles of water formed due to rain during the monsoon become breeding grounds for mosquitoes. So, always keep the surrounding dry and clean.
Do not allow water to get accumulated around.
Keep your body warm as viruses attack immediately when body temperature goes down.
Do not enter air conditioned room with wet hair and damp cloths.
Dry your feet and webs with soft dry cloth whenever they are wet.
Wash vegetables with clean water and steam them well to kill germs.
Avoid eating uncooked foods and salads.
Drink plenty of water and keep your body well hydrated.
Do not allow kids to play in sluggish polluted water filled puddles.
Mosquito net should be covered around the bed to get rid of the mosquitoes.
One can use mosquito repellants like mats and coils.
Use mosquito repellant cream when you are away from home.
Fumigating the house with smoke of dried neem leaves in the evening hours is good to keep
away the mosquitoes.
Pollution of drinking water during monsoon is very common but in spite of that it is very
important to drink clean and pure water to keep away the peril. Drinking boiled water at home
is strongly recommended. Mineral water can also be preferred.
Drugs like Chloroquine, mefloquine, doxycycline, combination of atovaquone and proguanil hydrochloride or combination of Doxycycline and the atovaquone and proguanil combination may be taken to keep away with Malaria during Monsoon.