Summer heat brings a plethora of diseases with it!
With mercury levels rising to new heights daily, it is very important to know about these summer diseases so that we can take better care of our health!
- Chicken Pox – One of the most common summer diseases, that develops usually in children below age 12. Some of the symptoms of chicken pox include high fever, sore throat, itchy pustules. As chicken pox is highly contagious, one must avoid meeting the infected person as virus can spread easily. If usually happens once in a life, but if it happens again in adults, the symptoms are even worse and take more time to recover.
- Diarrhoea – Though Diarrhoea can strike at any point, but in summers, the chances of diarrhoea are doubled. In scorching summers, diarrhoea can especially hit children and young people. One needs to be really cautious in summer to avoid this disease! Drinking unsafe water and eating contaminated food increase the chances of diarrhoea, so avoid eating foods from open stalls and go for fresh food. Also, boil the water before you drink it. All these precautions would help you prevent this problem.
- Measles – Measles is also a viral infection, which flares up in summer. Usually this also strikes in children, and if the child gets infected with it, keep him/her indoor and keep him properly hydrated. There are vaccines which help you prevent this disease.
- Food Poisoning – Food poisoning is a major summer problem. The risk of contamination from food increases in summer heat, therefore it is important to keep the leftover food in the fridge and then consume it. Milk should also be boiled properly; ensure that all the food which you intake is fresh and properly cooked.
This summer, don’t let diseases haunt you! Stay safe and healthy! Take care!