Summer is here! As our environmental conditions change during this season, our body can’t easily fight against diseases due to high temperature and humidity. That is why public must be aware and be careful about these “summer diseases”.
Summer diseases are those illnesses that strike our body during summer. Here are some of the summer diseases: (source: Wikipedia)
• Sore Eyes – medically known as conjunctivitis which is inflammation of the thin covering of the eyeball and the inner eyelid brought about by a viral infection which may be highly contagious.
• Skin Rashes - may cause the skin to change color, itch, become warm, bumpy, dry, cracked or blistered, swell and may be painful.
• Dehydration – excessive lose of body fluid or literally the removal of water.
• Heat Stroke - a body temperature of greater than 40.6 °C (105.1 °F) due to environmental heat exposure with lack of thermoregulation. When we say thermoregulation is the ability of a human being or an organism to keep its body temperature within certain boundaries, even when the surrounding temperature is very different.
• With all these summer diseases, we need to make sure to be healthy through:
• Drinking 8-10 glasses of water everyday
• Staying away from the sun especially during 10:00am – 4:00pm
• Eating fruits and vegetables
• Drinking vitamins too
• Being stress free and always have time to rest
• Keeping our backs dry especially kids
• Staying away from people with contagious summer diseases like sore eyes, chicken pox or other skin lesions
• Remember, during summer, too much exposure from the sun will not only make your skin dark but it can be prone to skin cancers. So better stay at home.