November rain might deal with smog but not with your health!

Everything you know about ‘November Rain!’


Well, smog is already killing us and it has really become to breath in a gas chamber aka Delhi. Over the past few weeks, Delhi NCR has been engulfed in the gloomy and hazardous shadow of smog and air pollution. The situation has led to everything from respiratory issues to delayed trains. This morning, however, some parts of Delhi received some rainfall including South ex and Gurugram. People took to social media to celebrate what is probably a natural phenomenon that can alleviate the smog issue but there are a few things one needs to take note of.

Rain in November, Representational Image

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This is a time of season change, and air pollution is not all that we have to deal with. With winter approaching, rain in November is not the best thing for your health. When the climate is anyways getting colder by the day, the chill of the rains can be quite an issue.

So, while you should hope that the rains decrease the pollution levels a bit, here are a few things you should keep in mind about winter rain. November rain is not safe at all!

1. Blood pressure issues: The atmospheric pressure drops when the temperature decreases drastically during winter rains. This leads to a narrowing of blood vessels, and means your body needs more pressure to continue the flow of blood properly this result in High blood pressure levels. You should have garlic, bananas, citrus fruits and honey to counter this problem when it rains in winters. Avoid morning walks if you suffer from high blood pressure.

2. Allergies: While bacteria and viruses find it difficult to grow in peak summers and winters, this season change is the time when they thrive. Add rain to the equation, and you have many allergens increasing during winter rains. The moisture in the air also allows fungal infections to develop quite fast. So,use coconut oil because it will heal your skin naturally.

3. Cold and bronchitis: The sudden drop in temperatures plus the moisture and chill from the rains can lead to you contracting a number of respiratory diseases, ranging from a common cold to bronchitis and chest infections. Do not expose yourself to extreme chill.

4. Bone and joint pain: There is a reason why the expression “chilled to the bones” exists. Winter is anyways a difficult time for bone health, what with the lack of vitamin D from sunlight. Add the moisture from the rain to the equation and what you have is both bone and joint aches. While exercise is the best way to deal with joint stiffness, make sure your diet includes foods rich in vitamin D.

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