Summers in India are really hot and guarding against the scorching heat must be the concern to be safe. The rising temperature sets off various bacterial, viral and parasitic diseases along with it the unbearable heat and sweating can be challenging. With excess heat and humidity, the immune system may get compromised.
The intense summer heat affects the digestive system, may cause skin problems, flu and other conditions. Severe heat waves are known to cause many deaths in India every year.
In this article we shall learn the common health concerns in summer and the ways to prevent them.
Summer Health Problems
Too much exposure to heat can cause sun stroke and it requires medical attention. Sun stroke causes nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness, and a person may faint.
Wear light and loose cotton clothes and avoid going out in the sun especially in noon. Before moving out in sun keep yourself hydrated and if you experience symptoms of stroke eat fennel seeds or chamomile tea can help, drink aloe vera juice, and eat fruits such as plums, watermelon, etc.
Dehydration is the most common problem during summer. Every one of us have been through mild dehydration. You feel thirsty, may have headache, vision becomes blurred, and may have muscle cramps.
Drink plenty of water and fluids such as coconut water, nimbu pani, buttermilk, etc.
Food poisoning is a common problem in summers as the warm season is a favorable condition for bacterial growth in foods. A person with food poisoning has symptoms of vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, stomach pain.
Be careful of what you eat. Eat fresh and light foods, avoid eating outside foods. Do not keep the foods outside for a long time, refrigerate the food.
It is a common health concern in summers. Too much exposure to sunrays makes the skin red, swollen and patchy.
Apply sunscreen of appropriate SPF whenever you go out. Wear a hat or carry an umbrella while you are out in sun. These measures protect your skin against the harmful ultraviolet rays.
Heat rashes occurs in areas covered with clothes. It commonly occurs in children and the condition causes itching and distress.
Wear loose, airy and light color clothes. Take bath regularly and apply anti-itch creams if problems persist. Stay in cool and dry atmosphere.
Water borne diseases include diarrhea, typhoid, jaundice, cholera, etc.
Carry your own water bottle wherever you go.
Summer is a great time to enjoy with your friends and families. Let not the fear of summer spoil your days or vacations. Taking correct preventive measures will surely help you sail happily and safely through the scorching heat of summers in India.