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Ensuring a healthy you at home

By: - Reporter / @amyremoINQ
/ 04:02 AM August 01, 2020

While the monsoon rains offer a much welcome relief from the scorching heat of summer, it also unfortunately brings common illnesses typically seen during this season.

Fever, colds, cough, sore throat and even dengue become common during the rainy season as “puddles of rain water, stagnant unclean water and water logging become ideal breeding grounds for mosquitoes, bacteria and viruses.” But there are numerous ways you can help fight off the bacteria and viruses, while keeping yourself healthy and fit even in the comfort of your homes.


Clean your house and your surroundings with safe, but effective disinfecting solutions.

Clean your surroundings

Make sure to regularly and thoroughly clean your house and your surroundings with safe, but effective disinfecting solutions, as well as properly segregate, store and dispose garbage. Remove any stagnant water around your house and clean up the puddles that may have formed after the rain. Not only will these help you fight off the common illnesses, but these may also help ward off the dreaded new coronavirus as well.

Boost your immune system

Load up on natural disease fighters by including fruits and vegetables, particular those rich in vitamins, mineral and antioxidants, in every meal. Not only will these help aid digestion, these will also increase your antibodies, ideal for fighting off common illnesses during this season. Healthy eating will also help you prevent other diseases as well.


Load up on natural disease fighters by including fruits and vegetables in your diet.

Home remedies

If you’re starting to have the sniffles or a scratchy throat, there are simple yet effective home remedies you can do before it gets worse. These include gargling, steaming and drinking water, which are said to do wonders for the body. You can boil ginger, a natural antibiotic that can help boost one’s immunity, and drink its juice. You may also want try adding lemon to hot water as this is said to be another good source of Vitamin C, while helping aid digestion, prevent kidney stones and improve your skin quality.

MACE is a free mobile app that allows you to set an appointment for a rapid test.

MACE app

Of course, it’s always best to be safe than sorry. If you feel the need to consult a doctor, check out Medicard Philippines’ mobile app, which offers a quick, easy and convenient way to access its roster of healthcare services in the comfort of your homes.

The leading health maintenance organization breaks ground with the Medicard Access Express (MACE), a free mobile app that allows you to request for a consultation; request approval for labs and diagnostics; view your utilization; view the status of your reimbursement; and even set up an appointment for a rapid antibody test for COVID-19 to help appease your mind. You can download the MACE app via Google Play or the App Store.

This innovative solution from Medicard is what we truly need amid this pandemic, the continued lockdowns, and our desire to stay at home and be safe, as it will keep you from second guessing your health concerns with just a few taps on your phone.

Source: www.indushealthplus.com, www.medlife.com, www.healthline.com

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