Tips to Avoid Common Summer Diseases



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.


1. Heatstroke:

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.


3. Dehydration:

Dehydration occurs when water intake does not compensate for water loss. This is the most common condition in summer.


4. Mumps:

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.


6. Measles:

Measles is the most common summer disease, a contagious respiratory infection caused by a virus.


7. Typhoid:

Typhoid is the most common summer disease caused by bacteria. This is a waterborne disease passed on through the orofecal route.


8. Sunburn:

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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