Things That Make You Ill In Sri Lanka

I’m learning new and exciting things about medicine while being here.

I’m not a doctor, I have no medical training. But I do suspect that some of these things aren’t true. Some may be true. Some may not. But all of them are things I’ve heard (from many different people) while I’ve been here.

Things that make you ill

  • Bathing in the sea
  • Bathing after dark
  • Bathing in the rain
  • Bathing in a tank in Anuradhapura
  • Simply going to Anuradhapura
  • Eating yoghurt (it gives you a cold)
  • Eating too much rambutan and mangosteen
  • Walking in the rain (even only a few steps in a very light drizzle)
  • The climate
  • Dust
  • Working too hard and being tired
  • Reading
  • Lying down (it doesn’t make you ill but it does make a headache worse)

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