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Prevent Stomach Infections This Rainy Season

Besides bringing respite from the sweltering heat, rainy season brings with it a host of diseases. With the onset of monsoon, risk of stomach ailments rise high such as viral diarrhoea, bacterial gastroenteritis, food poisoning, etc. Common symptoms include an upset stomach, diarrhoea, nausea, headache, body aches, stomach cramping, fever, fatigue and vomiting.

Here are some ways to keep stomach infections at bay.

  1. Avoid eating street food. Food from roadside hawkers, stalls and restaurants practice unhygienic preparations that pose greater risks for stomach ailments.
  2. Avoid raw and undercooked food. Especially, seafood this reason.
  3. Water sources get contaminated easily during monsoons so it’s safe to drink boiled water.
  4. To prevent germs and parasites, wash your hands regularly at intervals, and before and after food with a good antiseptic soap.
  5. Boost your immunity with a healthy nutritional diet and plenty of fluids.
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