Health measures to take during Holi celebrations...

S Venkateshwari
Health measures to take during holi celebrations...

The celebrations of holi have started off to a great start, but doctors caution that the recent rise in temperatures may increase the danger of heat-related ailments like heatstroke and dehydration. holi, a national festival celebrated with colors and water, marks the start of warmer weather. On the other hand, playing holi outside for a long time without consuming any water can cause dehydration by raising body temperature. To lessen the chance of heat-related ailments during holi, it is recommended to pair your meals with cool beverages like lassi and thandai. Limit alcohol intake to lower the chance of dehydration. 

"Holi, which is mostly observed in the summer, increases the risk of heat-related disorders such heatstroke and dehydration because it falls during a period of rising temperatures. According to Dr. Swarupa Deulkar, Consultant & Head of Emergency, Ruby Hall Clinic Wanowrie, "The consequences can be severe, with body temperatures rising to dangerous levels within minutes, potentially leading to coma and even death if left untreated."


The specialist offers the following advice to avoid health problems during Holi:

1. Drink plenty of water: Remaining well hydrated is essential to avoiding dehydration and lowering the risk of heat-related diseases. Make sure you drink enough water or electrolyte-rich drinks on a regular basis to replace the salts and minerals you lose via perspiration.

2. Choose your time intelligently when holding outdoor events: To minimize exposure to high temperatures and lower the chance of heat-related illnesses, schedule outdoor events during the cooler hours of the day, such as early mornings or late evenings.

3. Use natural and organic holi colors: These colors are gentler on the skin and eyes and reduce the possibility of allergic reactions and irritation. They are made from flowers, beetroot, and turmeric.

4. Guard your eyes and skin: liberally apply coconut oil to exposed skin to provide a barrier against colors that will make removal easier and shield the skin from harm. To further lessen the chance of irritation and discomfort, wear goggles or sunglasses to protect your eyes from colored powders and water.

5. Prevent water waste: Use dry or environmentally friendly alternatives instead of water balloons and guns during holi celebrations to reduce water waste and pollution.

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