Bid Goodbye to Seasonal Diseases during the Pandemic with 7 Basic Practices

Adding to the insurmountable loss of life the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has brought, seasonal diseases during the ongoing monsoon have risen as another nail in the coffin bringing in a host of fungal, bacterial & viral infections. While a health insurance cover is crucial and will certainly protect you against any unforeseen circumstances that might lead to unplanned financial liabilities, prevention will always be better than cure.

Read More

Policybazaar exclusive benefits
  • 30 minutes claim support*
  • 50,000 claims approved in last 15 months*
  • Schedule home visit with our advisors
  • Get a plan based on your medical needs

*All savings are provided by the insurer as per the IRDAI approved insurance plan. Standard T&C Apply

*Tax benefit is subject to changes in tax laws. Standard T&C Apply

All health plans cover Covid-19 treatment
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

Who would you like to insure?

  • Previous step
    By clicking on “CONTINUE”, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of use
    Previous step

      Popular Cities

      Previous step
      Previous step

      Do you have an existing illness or medical history?

      This helps us find plans that cover your condition and avoid claim rejection

      Get updates on WhatsApp

      What is your existing illness?

      Select all that apply

      Previous step

      When did you recover from Covid-19?

      Some plans are available only after a certain time

      Previous step

      7 Practices that can help you deal with Seasonal Diseases

      In addition to buying health insurance cover, check out the list of 7 basics you should practice to mitigate the risk of being a victim of the seasonal diseases and ensure that you continue enjoying the fruits of the monsoon by staying protected.

      1. Practice Social Distancing Everywhere You Go

      With the lockdown ending and offices gradually resuming, people are back in the open extensively using public transport. Public places like gyms, fitness centres, cinema halls, malls, and markets have also opened up increasing the chances of catching contagious diseases including flu. In such situations, it is very important to take basic precautions that help you stay protected such as:

      • Maintaining social distance with people, especially with those having symptoms of illness
      • Carry face masks everywhere
      • People with weaker immunity, preferably elderly and children should avoid going to crowded places

      2. Ensure a Consistent Fitness/Well-Being Regime for Yourself and Family

      Perhaps the most important and beneficial practice you can do is consistently exercising & taking care of your well-being. A healthy fitness regime can go a long way in helping you stay protected from seasonal days by making your immunity stronger day by day.

      Not only does it make you healthy but also mitigates the risk of Chronic diseases that can arise anytime leading to unwanted stress and medical bills ready to burn your pocket.  

      Having said that, fitness just doesn’t mean hitting the gym for 2 hours every day. Anybody can practice being fitter and in case a gym is something that doesn’t fit your liking, the following are a few suggestions to try:

      • Aerobic activities like HIIT that help to increase your breathing rate
      • High-intensity sports activities like Tennis & Running
      • Yoga
      • Cycling, jogging & brisk walking

      However, choosing the right type of exercise is extremely important which keeps your entire respiratory system healthy. In case you wish to develop stronger muscles, you can opt for resistance/strength training like lifting weights or simply using a resistance band in case public gyms around you are closed.

      3. Take Utmost Care of Your Hygiene

      Personal hygiene has not only become the need of the hour in the harsh times of pandemic, but it is also becoming increasingly essential for individuals to make sure that they do not catch unwanted contagious diseases & become a walking carriers, spreading the risk further. To ensure personal hygiene follow few steps:

      • Making sure that you take periodic baths to wash off the germs stuck on your skin is the best way to stay protected from gaining illness
      • Hands are the single point of contact to transfer contagious diseases. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially before eating meals or after using the washroom
      • Avoid sneezing or coughing without covering your face

      4. Protect Yourself from Seasonal Mosquito Bites as Much as You Can

      The ongoing monsoon season is a season of mosquito breeding resulting in seasonal diseases like Malaria & Dengue. From a small puddle on the street to the bucket in your house, mosquitoes can breed anywhere.

      To save yourself and your family from such diseases you need to keep a check of a few things during this season:

      • Avoid accumulation of stagnant water in your water coolers, tanks and spaces on the terrace and balconies
      • Wear full sleeves clothes and trousers, especially while going out
      • The use of mosquito repellents and nets is highly recommended
      • Whenever possible, keep fumigating the home to remove mosquitoes and bugs

      5. Make sure to Intake Healthy & Hygienic Food            

      Health is wealth, everybody has heard this but very few abide by it. The best gift you can give your loved ones is a healthy you, and to do all you need to do is:

      • Be mindful of what you eat and drink
      • Avoid roadside food and stick to fresh home-cooked meals
      • Carry your water bottle, drinking boiled and purified water is recommended
      • Eat seasonal and immunity-boosting recipes
      • Incorporate a balanced diet. It is very common to say this but it never gets old. Following a Vitamin-rich balanced diet is difficult but it is crucial for one’s wellbeing.

      6. Practice Maintaining a Healthy Respiratory System

      Nowadays, increasing pollution & deteriorating air quality is already harming our lungs and air-borne infections are already an additional complication to that. Following are certain home remedies that will not only give you a sigh of relief but also keep a regular check on the health of your respiratory system:

      • Make a habit of consuming a glass of warm water post-dinner and waking up
      • Take steam inhalation at least once a day
      • Practicing yoga and breathing exercises such as pranayama is your best prowess for maintaining a healthy respiratory system

      7. Make Disinfecting Surfaces Frequently Your New Habit

      Regular cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces at your home and workplace can do wonders by keeping you safe from seasonal diseases as most of them are contagious and easily carried through surfaces.

      Cleaning with disinfectants is prescribed as a better alternative than regular soaps or detergents to kill germs to up to 99%. Here are some tips for you to use disinfectants the right way:

      • Ensure safety by following the directions on the back of disinfectant
      • Adequate ventilation is needed
      • Keep it out of reach of children and pets
      • Do not mix it with chemicals

      Wrapping it up

      The monsoon season with heavy rains certainly brings in a lot of joy but also carries with it unwanted perils. The best way to continue enjoying the many emotions the monsoon evokes in us without the fear of catching a seasonal disease is to practice these above tips.

      Also, in case you don’t already have health insurance for yourself & your loved ones, now might be the right time to invest in one, as no matter how many precautions you take care of, even the slightest involuntary mistake can end up landing you or your closest kins in a hospital with a stack of medical bills.

      Stay protected, stay safe.

      Disclaimer: Policybazaar does not endorse, rate or recommend any particular insurer or insurance product offered by an insurer.

      Health insurance articles

      Recent Articles
      Popular Articles
      Monkeypox: Dos and Don’ts of the Disease That You Should Know

      15 Sep 2022

      Monkeypox has slowly and steadily spread to more than 85 countries...
      Read more
      Why is It Important to Disclose Pre-existing Diseases to Your Insurer?

      06 Sep 2022

      As we grow old, the chances of developing a disease or a medical...
      Read more
      Benefits of Multi-Year Health Insurance Plans

      25 Aug 2022

      Ever since COVID-19 entered our lives, health insurance has come...
      Read more
      Does Health Insurance Cover Monkeypox?

      25 Jul 2022

      Monkeypox is the latest disease to make its way to India while we...
      Read more
      List of Diseases Covered by Bajaj Allianz Health Insurance Plans

      05 Jul 2022

      Barely any person has remained unaffected due to rising health...
      Read more
      PMJAY Scheme: Ayushman Bharat Yojana Eligibility & Registration Online
      Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi announced the launch of (PMJAY) Ayushman Bharat Yojana in his Independence...
      Read more
      Best Health Insurance Plans in India 2022
      Finding the best health insurance plan from so many different health insurance companies can get confusing for many...
      Read more
      How to Apply for Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY)?
      Ayushman Bharat Yojana is a flagship health insurance scheme launched by the Government of India to offer universal...
      Read more
      Best Maternity Insurance Plans
      Maternity insurance offers comprehensive coverage for medical expenses incurred during pregnancy, including the cost...
      Read more
      Best Health Insurance Plans for Senior Citizens in 2022
      Senior citizens are the most prone to diseases. Considering the medical inflation in India, buying health insurance...
      Read more

      Download the Policybazaar app
      to manage all your insurance needs.