“I hear thunder, I hear thunder. Oh don’t you? Oh don’t you? Pitter, patter raindrops, Pitter, patter raindrops, I’m wet through; so are you!“
Who doesn’t like the feeling of the coming rain?
The sky covered with dark clouds, showering us with water and pleasant weather. Seems like some movie right, however its way far from reality.
So what is monsoon in real life. On and off heavy rain, many puddles, muddy roads, potholes, stagnant water and many other problems. There’s no proper solution to this difficulty, the only possibility is taking precautions.
Our focus is on the topic above, causes of stagnant water which breed mosquitoes. These mosquitoes then carry forward dengue virus and transfer it to their hosts.
How do we solve this problem related to dengue fever?
Let’s look at some of the possibilities of protecting ourselves from the attacks of these dreadful mosquitoes.
Mosquitoes have certain peak hours of entering our houses, in the evenings at around 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and early in the mornings. No one can keep monitoring the mosquito’s timings and these mosquitoes aren’t really punctual, one of them may get late and enter our house before or after these hours. The best solution to this issue could be to set netted frames on the windows and other open areas in the houses. In case thereafter even one mosquito happens to get pass this shield, I suggest to keep the mosquito killing electric bat handy.
Chemical repellents are very common however they also have their side effects, we can give a try to certain homemade natural repellents. You’ll must have heard about bay leaves, it is said that insects hate the aroma of these leaves, try burning a few of these leaves and make some smoke in the house to shoo away these terrible pests. Also, Eucalyptus oil is very helpful; you can make use of a diffuser to spread the fragrance.
Now let’s look at some other natural medicines we can have to keep ourselves healthy and say goodbye to dengue. Papaya leaf juice (not quite appealing though) does help, just add a little honey to this juice and drink it, you may also try to grind these leaves and form mini tablets either of these can be had regularly. Alternatively, try chewing on a few Basil leaves, they have very high ability to improve overall immunity of the body.
Leaving all the above aside, if you still happen to get attacked by the dengue virus do get in for an immediate treatment from the doctor.
Enjoy the rain, stay safe!