Monsoon is finally here to give us some much-needed relief from the heat but its arrival often coincides with infections and allergies.

The sudden dip in temperature and the increase in humidity starts to affect your health. Allergy flare-ups are common during monsoon as allergens like pollens, dust and fungi are floating in the air. You can however keep the allergies in check this monsoon by following some simple tips and tricks. Here’s how to survive monsoon allergies....
Only boiled water
 

Only boiled water

Drink lots and lots of water and make sure its boiled first. You can also spice it up by adding a few pieces of ginger and few mint leaves. Also, drink green or herbal drinks.

Watch what you are eating
Sticking to a no-street-food diet during monsoon is a good idea but you have to consider other things as well, like rinsing fresh veggies and fruits thoroughly before consumption. Fresh fruits and vegetable sold by the street vendors are likely to have allergens and dust particles on them. Also, stay away from oily, fried foods during monsoon.

Have you washed your hands?
 

Have you washed your hands?

Yes, we know you wash your hands before eating but to stay away from the allergies, make sure you also wash them every time you come back indoors. This will help you get rid of the allergens on your hands and lower the chances of allergies. Also, take a shower before hitting the bed.

Add some garlic to your food
As you all know, garlic is a superfood and helps boost your immunity. So, add some garlic to your curries and soups to stay allergy-free this season.

Roll up that window
 

Roll up that window

Allergens are kicked up by wind, so close the windows when there is a dust storm or you are travelling in a car. This will help you to keep the allergens away.

If you suffer from skin allergies during monsoon, you should stay away from spicy food as it can aggravate your condition. Spicy food can increase your body temperature and stimulates blood circulation, which can cause allergies to flare up and irritate your skin.