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Monsoon Precautions You Must Follow

Monsoon is the time to rejoice the cool breeze, the petrichor and the relief from summer’s scorching heat. But the rainy season is also the most precarious time of the year when it comes to your health.  It’s the time when incidences of diseases like dengue, malaria, typhoid, etc. are very high. Here are some precautionary measures that will help you stay fit and fine this monsoon.

  1. Avoid Outside Food

Road side chats and pre-cut salads might be quite enticing but indulging in them could lead to food poisoning and diarrhoea. These foods mainly contain raw fruits and vegetables which might be unclean. Also, raw foods lying in the open become a good breeding spot for germs and worms especially when the atmosphere is wet or humid.

  1. Avoid Oily Food & Sea Food

Due to humidity, our digestion slows down making the stomach more susceptible to bloating and tummy upsets. In such a scenario, munching on samosas, pakodas and bhajis can take its toll on your already weak digestive system. Coming to sea food, monsoon is generally the breeding season for fish and other water creatures due to which getting a fresh catch is difficult. Therefore, chances of consuming comparatively stale fish are high that can lead to stomach infections.

  1. Stay Hydrated

Drink a lot of water to flush out the toxins and to improve your immunity. But make sure to consume only safe and purified water as monsoon is the season for water borne diseases like cholera and typhoid. Boil the water if needed and avoid direct consumption of tap water. It’s also advised to stay away from fruit juices and iced drinks prepared at food joints. Drinking carbonated drinks can reduce the amount of minerals in your body thus making you more prone to contracting diseases.  Instead, relish a cup of green tea or ginger tea which is not only healthy but also soothing and warm.

  1. Maintain Personal Hygiene

Wash your hands thoroughly before meals. Take cautious care of open wounds to keep them germfree. Keep yourself dry always. Have a bath immediately whenever you get wet during a downpour.  Wear closed shoes that allow minimum contact of your feet with puddle water. Also, don’t forget to wash your face regularly in the day to remove excess oil and to avoid pimples and other skin problems.

  1. Keep Mosquitoes Away

Use mosquito repellent sprays, coils etc. to keep mosquitoes from biting you as they are the carriers of malaria, dengue and chikungunya. Wear full sleeved clothes to reduce the chances of getting bitten by them. Apply mosquito repellent creams. Try to keep your surroundings clean by keeping garbage bins dry and covered and by not allowing water to stagnate in the balconies, compound and streets. Water clogging is only an invitation for diseases as it serves as a perfect source for mosquito breeding. Therefore, cover water pits and puddles with sand or mud or insecticides.

While these suggestions will definitely help keep illnesses at bay, you might still experience symptoms like fever, weakness, body pains, sore throat, etc. In that case, visit your doctor and a diagnostic centre such as Apollo Diagnostics and get tested immediately. The pathological technicians at Apollo Diagnostics will be able to diagnose your condition accurately using their expertise, experience, and state-of-the-art technology. Apollo Diagnostics even provides a free home collection service for your ease and convenience.

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Patient Testimonials

“Excellence of Apollo Diagnostics is already a recognized fact across India. Adding more strength to their reputation is their caring nature and supportive attitude. I’ll always prefer to take their services than selecting mediocre quality making any compromise with my health.”

Mr. Shahul Hameed, Chennai

“The way Apollo Diagnostics kept me at ease during the sample collection process, the way they supported me to be at my convenience and confidence is really something I’ll always remember. They were also flawless in maintaining the hygiene. Hats off to them!”

Mr. Laxmi Kantham, Hyderabad

“Awesome is probably the one word to express my views about Apollo Diagnostics. Efficiency, punctuality, compassion, sincerity…I’ll give high marks to them in all of these. Great going, Apollo!”

Shivaraj Kadam, Pune

“Thanks for the seamless service. Based on my experience I can assure that, be it quality or punctuality, Apollo Diagnostics is one name to trust and depend on.”

Mr. Thomas, Mysuru

“Excellent sense of timing! The technician arrived right on time. He was really well-trained, in terms of his skill and manner, as well. Apollo Diagnostics is doing a great job.”

Subbalakshmi, Vizag

“Appreciate the quality of service that I’ve received from Apollo Diagnostics. Their competence, caring nature, sincerity, valuing customer’s time – all these together have shaped them as the most trusted diagnostic service provider in the country.
Keep up the good work!

Mrs. Pravati Dash, Bengaluru

“My mother needed a blood test, but was unable to walk due to pain in her leg. A Phlebotomist from Apollo Diagnostics came home and collected the sample. I was informed, via SMS, that the report could be collected from any of the 3 centres in Dibrugarh, downloaded online or even delivered home for a nominal fee. Although the rates were reasonable, my mother also received a senior citizens discount too! This saved my time, money & energy. My aachhe din really seemed to have arrived! Thank you Apollo Diagnostics and hats off for displaying true professionalism.”

Mr. Alokk Kar Dowerah, Dibrugarh

“Whenever I need to have a blood sample collected from home, I ask for Vasu. He is punctual, courteous and so skilled I hardly feel any pain when he draws the sample. Plus, I truly appreciate how quickly the reports are delivered. Thanks Apollo!”

Mr. Sukumar, Film director, Sriram Nagar, Hyderabad

“Their accurate understanding of customer’s needs is one thing that set them apart and ahead of all others. As a result, it becomes easier for them to deliver the right service, that with their matchless efficiency and care to ensure less pain and easily accomplished sample collection. Apollo Diagnostics is simply doing an amazing job!”

Soundarya Abhirami, Hyderabad

“The overall service standard of Apollo Diagnostics is admirably high. The technician was punctual and well-behaved, and has the genuine skill to collect the test sample without troubling the customer. These are probably some of the major reasons for them to be the best in India.”

Mrs. Lakshmi, Chennai

“The most crucial factor with Apollo Diagnostics is that they always train their Phlebotomists so well that the team consistently remains efficient and punctual and we receive a premium quality diagnostic service. Good job. Keep it up.”

Mr. Amit Kumar Patil, Bengaluru

Service they deliver is no less than the promise they make. Be it quality, respect for customer’s time, or efficiency of their technicians…simply matchless. I confidently recommend Apollo Diagnostics to everyone.”

Nanjappa, Mysuru