It is undeniable that there are fairly good reasons to love the rainy season – the cool weather, the reason to wear fashionable jackets, coats and boots, and the joy of having a piping hot ramen.
However, this is also the time you are most prone to diseases, because your immune system may also drop as the temperature changes. The repeated rains also cause humidity to go up, making viruses and bacteria more active.
Before the monsoon takes a full swing, here are the common medicines you should keep in your first-aid kit:
- Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, helps ward of bacteria, viruses and microbes that attack the immune system. Although there is no Vitamin C overdose, too much consumption may cause diarrhea, heartburn and nausea. Limit your intake to 2,000 milligram a day.
- Fever is also common this season. Stock up on The Generics Pharmacy (TGP) Paracetamol, the trusted partner in providing relief from fever. On the onset of fever, paracetamol should be taken every 4 to 6 hour a day. TGP Paracetamol is also best in treating mild on moderate pain, such as headache and toothache. Keep in mind, however, that paracetamol overdose may lead to liver damage. Consult your doctor if fever and pain still persist after a few days.
- The erratic weather may also trigger your allergies. Always keep antihistamine handy. Antihistamine reduces or blocks histamines, or the chemicals released when allergy is triggered. If you feel that the threat of allergy is lurking, take a tablet before it comes. However, sine antihistamine may interact with your medications, read the label first.
- Due to flu, cold virus and allergies your nose may be getting clogged. Decongestant helps relieve stuffed nose. This shrinks swollen blood vessels and tissue, making it easier for you to breathe. As an alternative, you may also want to keep eucalyptus oil. The aroma does not only help you breathe easily, but also relaxes your entire body.
If you are self-treating using these medicines, make sure to follow the dosage indicated in the packaging, as overdose may cause some serious side effects. If your condition does not get any better, consult your doctor immediately.
Keep flu, cold and allergies at bay this rainy season. Dodge these common illnesses with these medicines. For affordable and effective medicines, go to any TGP stores nationwide. TGP also offers maintenance medicines for the heart, diabetes and cholesterol, which are on the average, 80 percent more affordable than branded medicines. With over 1,800 branches nationwide, TGP helps you stay healthy and happy amid the downpour.