Updated: Dec 31, 2019
Mosquitoes are considered one of the deadliest animals in the world with the ability to carry and spread the disease to humans. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), mosquito-borne diseases result in more than one million deaths every year and these diseases are at their peak in the monsoon season. Some of the common mosquito-borne diseases found in India are Malaria, Dengue fever, Chikungunya, and Zika fever. Since these diseases are very deadly, it is impervious to prevent them.
Here are a few of the practices you can follow to avoid these diseases.
Wear a strong insect repellent containing DEET to prevent getting bitten.
Avoid the accumulation of water.
Always keep your surroundings clean to avoid the breeding of mosquitos.
Always take precautionary drugs and vaccinations before going to mosquito prone areas but make sure to check with your doctor first.
Use electric mosquito repellents.
Put screens on your windows to keep mosquitoes outside.
Avoid wearing sleeveless.
Along with these practices, there are also some Ayurvedic solutions you can follow to ward off mosquitoes.
Apart from being a nice anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal agent, Neem oil is also considered a great mosquito repellent. Mix it with some coconut oil and apply it on your body to protect you from mosquitoes.
Another anti-bacterial agent that helps ward off mosquitoes is tea tree oil. Mix it with some coconut oil or olive oil and apply it on your body.
A great substitute for non-electric repellent is garlic. Just crush some garlic and keep near your window to avoid mosquitoes from entering your house.
Another great way to ward off mosquitoes and another substitute for non-electric repellent is camphor. Light camphor in a room and keep it shut for 30 minutes to get rid of mosquitoes.
The best way to stay safe this monsoon is to protect your family from these deadly diseases. But, if you still happen to come in contact with anyone of these, you must seek the proper treatment from a doctor as soon as possible.
Even though these diseases require allopathic solutions, there are some home remedies you can try to expedite your healing process. The best way to tackle diseases is by boosting your immunity.
Drinking a juice made from papaya leaves increases platelet count, improves clotting factor, and repairs the damage done to the liver by dengue.
Eating grapefruit, which is high in vitamin C, can increase the production of white blood cells in your body.
Eating antioxidant-rich foods such as broccoli and spinach will help your body fight infections and viruses.