Heat affects the whole body, including the eyes, skin, gastric system, etc. Here is a list of some of the most common diseases in summer and tips to avoid them.
Heatstroke is a typical summer condition that results from prolonged exposure to high temperatures.
2. Food poisoning:
Food poisoning is one of the most common summer diseases. The warm and humid weather provides a suitable environment for bacterial growth leading to food contamination in summer.
Consumption of contaminated food or water leads to food poisoning.
Dehydration occurs when water intake does not compensate for water loss. This is the most common condition in summer.
Mumps is a highly contagious viral infection which is most in summer.
5. Chicken Pox:
chickenpox is a viral infection which is one of the most common summer diseases.
Measles is the most common summer disease, a contagious respiratory infection caused by a virus.
Typhoid is the most common summer disease caused by bacteria. This is a waterborne disease passed on through the orofecal route.
Sunburn is caused by the harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun. Overexposure to these harmful rays may lead to painful rashes on the skin.
9. Other waterborne diseases:
Some of the other common summer diseases include diarrhea, dysentery, cholera etc
Tips to avoid common summer diseases:
· Drink lots of water and increase fluid intake (like coconut water, buttermilk, and lemon water). Make sure you have at least 10-12 glasses of water all day to stay hydrated.
· Apply ice packs in case of sunburns caused due to sun rays.
· Maintain basic hand hygiene while handling food to prevent infections.
· Do not eat undercooked and street food, and avoid eating outside to prevent food poisoning. Try to eat fresh fruits and vegetables.
· Vaccination with MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) is helpful against infectious diseases. If you or your child are not vaccinated against these three infections, vaccinations should be acquired at the earliest.
· Keep your skin covered and protected by sunscreen with at least 15 SPF.
Follow these tips to avoid common summer diseases!
Content Source: Neuberg diagnostics
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