Monsoon Season precautions to Avoid Health problems

Monsoon has become a bit heavier than the past years and of course this is a reason for all of us – parents to worry.

The most important thing that causes worry to us is the health of our family, especially children.

Health problems in monsoon mainly arise due to 3 reasons.

  1. Mosquito Borne DiseasesDengue fever, bird flu, Malaria – don’t raise your eyebrows – these are exactly the cases of patients getting admitted in hospitals these days. These diseases are very serious and are spread by mosquitoes.

You should not be worrying about mosquitoes entering you homes in the evening but also day time because the Dengue carrier enjoys daylight as we do.

With so many cities flooding we surely need more care on how to avoid health problems this monsoon.

  1. Water borne diseases – such as typhoid and dust allergies caused by molds at home is another reason to be a bit scared of in monsoon.
  2. Air Borne Diseases – although the air borne diseases are not specific to any weather, the occurrence of more pathogens in air during this season does not let us check for diseases that can spread through air.

Well, the above list stresses one thing for sure – mosquitoes are our prime foes where health problems in monsoon are concerned.

It is always advisable to be precautious than to suffer pain and stress after being affected. Here are 8 precautions you need to take to avoid health problems in monsoon.

  1. Mosquito Safety Measures

Try to keep yourselves and your children safe from mosquitoes.

During Day

  • Do not let water stagnate in any place in or around your home to ensure not to give space for mosquitoes to multiply and proliferate.
  • Do not let your children out of homes without using child safe mosquito repellent such as Good knight Fabric Roll-On. Just apply 4 dots on your child’s clothes and keep him protected for 8 hours. If you have a new born or toddler make sure to use Good knight Patches on your kid’s clothes to ensure complete mosquito protection.
  • A lemon pricked with cloves (2 is enough) works great for repelling mosquitoes during daytime.
  • Use camphor with neem leaves, keep them in a folded muslin cloth and let it stay in a place in the room. This also is great in driving away mosquitoes during day.

During Night

Mosquitoes love nights and darkness. Remember swarms of mosquitoes flying above your head just before dusk, it is because of their affinity towards black.

Dawn and dusk are specific times when mosquitoes enter your home. They are specifically active at these time slots.

Keep the doors shut at these times. Make sure your windows have proper meshes fitted in.

Take care that your child is fully covered at these times.


  1. Drink Clean Water

Filter water using good water purifiers, boil it and then drink. Water is the main culprit behind diseases like Typhoid and you need to make sure you are not taking in some bacteria every time you drink water.

  1. Food Safety

Do not take food from outside, especially at unprotected eateries. The weather is conducive to all sorts of microbes to grow well, you might not know what goes into your tummy. Home food is the best thing for the season.

  1. Take Enough Vitamin C

Vitamin C and Vitamin E are considered as the best fighters where diseases are concerned. You need to take these vitamins so that you would be fortified from inside.

  1. Avoid Crowds

Although you might not avoid your child from going to school, other public places such as exhibitions needs to be avoided in monsoon. This helps to keep a lot of health problems at bay.

  1. Drink Golden Milk

One thing I always advice parents is to make golden milk a lifestyle especially for children. It has turmeric that acts against viral infections and pepper which is good against bacteria and with milk they are very fine to be had by children.

You can check here on how to make golden milk.

  1. Keep Some Home Remedies Handy

Keep some home remedies for cold handy such as ginger and honey, tulsi, essential oils and so on. You may use them when there is some need.

  1. Consult Physician Without Delay

If there is cough, cold, pain in joints and fever – all or any – do not hesitate to visit a physician. Don’t wait till the situation worsens to go to doctor.

With all the above precautions you would be able to avoid health problems during monsoon

39 Comments on 8 Precautions You Need To Take To Avoid Health Problems This Monsoon

  1. My grandson wears a mosquito patch on his clothes every time he goes out to play. Mosquitoes can bring some nasty diseases and we must protect ourselves from being bit. During the summer I ask my sons to trim the shrubs around our house and get rid of junk that may serve as breeding places of mosquitos. Thanks for this article. Oh, and I love golden milk! I don’t know why but it gives me a real calming feeling after every cup.

  2. I have no idea what golden milk is but these sound like some great tips. I can’t deal with mosquitos when I go on holiday never mind day to day where I live x

  3. I knew Vitamin C could help prevent sickness, but I didn’t know about E. Good to realize. And yes, you want to be careful on the outside, and fortify from the inside. And boo to mosquitoes. I hate them!

  4. Taking Vitamin C is really important to maintain optimum health. And yeah, it is best to always have the first aid kit with over the counter medication.

  5. Your tips are all great. I have family members in the Dominican Republic and they wear long sleeves again the mosquitoes.

  6. Ah, it’s good to prepare yourself for things like this. I can see how prepping your immune system with things like Vitamin C could make a big difference.

  7. I’ve been taking Vitamin C and plenty of liquid which I think works. The holidays are coming, we can’t afford to be sick.

  8. It’s fall here so it’s chilly and we’ve been experiencing lots of rain lately. We do get our daily dose of vitamin C. And turmeric is great for any season!

  9. Really helpful situation. It seems so scary and I hope everyone stays safe!

  10. I’ve never lived in or been in an area where there were any risks of a monsoon but this is very helpful to know. A bit scary people deal with that too.

  11. Staying healthy is so important. These are great ways to keep healthy during monsoon season.

  12. These are great tips. We don’t have to worry about these things where we live fortunately. I’m going to look into the golden milk though.

  13. Great Tips, I keep my child in full clothes and avoid going to gardens since there are swarms of mosquitoes there. ALso whenever we go outside, I apply repellant.

  14. Great information, I don’t live in an area that I’d even need to consider this but it’s good to know an understand the importance. Thanks

  15. I recently read am article about the death tolls to children during the monsoon season, in particular there was a story that had a photo of a man grieving the passing of his newborn nephew during monsoon. It makes my heart ache… I hope everyone will be okay. The loss of a child is something no one should ever have to experience. Stay safe.

  16. These are wonderful tips and suggestions for keeping your family safe during monsoon season,

  17. I’m glad I live in the north and don’t have to worry about monsoons. Mosquitos are a problem in our area though, luckily too far north for Zika, but West Nile is still possible, so those are some great tips to avoid mosquito problems in general!

  18. Wow is there a lot to consider! I live in an area where I do not have to worry about the effects of a monsoon but this is a very helpful blog for those that do live in that region.

  19. These are awesome tips to avoid getting sick, and I especially like the tips you included regarding mosquitos. I live across from a pond, and mosquitos are a big problem here. I get devoured at night! I will try some of these suggestions!

    xoxo, Jocelyn

  20. ALthough I don’t live in an area that has such high risks, these are all great tips to be aware of any environmental risks specific to our own areas.

  21. I’m glad you mentioned golden milk. It is certainly something that helped to keep me healthy in college. Such a well kept secret.

    Aitza B |

  22. This was really insightful! I hate mosquitoes so anything I can do to keep them away and keep myself safe I’m definitely willing to do. Thank you for sharing all of these really good tips!

  23. I have never lived or visited an area that was impacted by monsoons so this is all very interesting information to me. I have never even heard of golden milk. It sounds very important to consider the health risks of this time of year and to protect yourself as much as possible.

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