The Monsoon season is nothing short of a blessing in disguise as it helps us escape from the scorching heat of the summer every year. But a little carelessness can leave you with an infection, an allergy, or problems with digestion. Every year, doctors report a significant rise in patients with allergies and other problems during Monsoon. One has to tread carefully during Monsoon as it is widely known as the ‘season of allergies’.
Allergies tend to get aggressive once it starts to rain. These are mostly pollen allergies. But the days preceding the Monsoon season also contribute towards allergies. For example, dust storms are a common sight in the pre-Monsoon period in most parts of the country. This leads to a lot of dust accumulation in urban as well as rural areas. People inhale dust particles on a consistent basis and that aggravates their allergic condition.
But it’s not just allergies which cause problems for everyone during Southwest Monsoon. There are several skin and eye infections which can crop up during the rainy season. A lot of people catch the infamous conjunctivitis during Monsoon while others struggle with rashes and itching. Moist conditions, wet clothes, and other factors also contribute towards the spread of infections during Monsoon.