Summer brings with it sunshine, warmth and fresh burst of energy, positive growth and dreams. It is a time to unwind, de-stress, de-clutter, relax and rejuvenate. Summer time can be enjoyable if you take some precautionary measures.
Summer time is for splashing around. All this fun and frolic in the water can lead to swimmer’s ear. Water gets into the ear while swimming and makes a moist atmosphere which encourages bacterial growth in the external ear canal. This can be very painful. Always wear a protective gear when you step inside the water.
It’s the first degree burns which are caused by excessive exposure to the sun. The more severe type of sunburn is sun poisoning which includes fever, chills, nausea, headaches and vomiting. Avoid venturing out during the peak hours. And always use a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more.
The itchy rash is red or pink and is found in areas of the body covered by clothing. Prickly heat powders can provide some relief. The best relief efforts would be to cool your skin and prevent sweating. Severe forms of heat rash require a visit to the doctor.
Tick and mosquito bites
Summer time would be ideal for camping to catch the lost moments with the wild. But tics and mosquito bites do bother your oneness with nature. Vaccines and drugs can help you prevent the harm associated with tics and mosquito bites, of course with your doctor’s advice. Mosquito repellents and general protective measures can prevent the nuisance at bay.
Food borne illnesses
High temperatures can cause the food to be spoilt quickly. Unwanted guests in the form of pathogenic bacteria, viruses and parasites may end up in your system causing vomiting and diarrhea. Always eat fresh foods and never leave foods at room temperature.
It is the excessive loss of water from the body. It results in headache, decreased blood pressure, dizziness, fainting and even delirium. Keep yourself hydrated by drinking lots of water. Avoid strenuous exercise in the heat of the day. The more you sweat the higher the chances of dehydration.
It is regarded as a medical emergency. It causes death and harms the brain and other internal organs. People with certain health conditions, infants and older people are vulnerable to heat stroke. Always remain in cool areas with plenty of fresh air.
Have a great and safe summer!