With Few Tips Common Summer Health Problems Can Be Prevented
Posted May 18 2011 12:00pm
The summer months are back and it’s time to have all the ice-lollies and spend hours splashing in the swimming pool. The kids have their summer holidays and will be spending more hours playing in the sun forgetting all about the heat. The summer months bring play and fun in our everyday life but it also brings some health problems. If you are aware about them then you are avoid them with little precautions and little care.
The last thing that anyone wants is to fall sick and kill all the summer fun. Here are some of the most common summer problems and ways to avoid them.
2. Heat Stroke: This is the most common summer problem you must have heard of. If you spend long hours in the sun your body takes more time to cool down which causes heat stroke. The symptoms of heat stroke include loss of sweat, feel delirious, loss of consciousness, and feel faint. Some people also experience high temperature and short of breath. Heat strokes are not very harmful in timely treatment is provided. The patient must be moved to a cooler place immediately and covered in damp sheet. To prevent heat stroke wear light clothes and wear a cap. Carry water at all times.
3. Eyes: UV rays are not just harmful for the skin but they also cause damage to your eyes and may lead to cataract and even macular degeneration. So invest in good sunglasses which offer 100% UV protection. Wear them at all times and do not wear cheap sunglasses from roadside vendors they do more harm than good.
5. Bugs: Summer is also a fun month for ants, bees and many kinds of mosquitoes. So be aware of all the bug bites in the summer. Most of the bites are harmless but some of them can cause infections and health problems. Some people suffer from allergic reactions due to bug bite. First, avoid areas where there are lots of mosquitoes especially after sunset. Wear long pants and make sure they are not bright colored as it may attract the bugs. Make sure there is no standing water in and around your house. And use a mosquito repellent cream whenever required.
6. Food poisoning: The numbers of food poisoning cases go up as the temperature increases. Do not leave food in the open and uncovered. Make sure the food is prepared hygienically and always wash your hands before preparing food and eating it as well.