Summer Health Tips

  • Heat Stroke

Heat stroke, a severe form of hyperthermia, occurs when the human body absorbs more heat than it can dissipate. This is a serious condition and needs immediate medical attention.


Health Tip: It is important to lower the temperature of the body, hence immerse yourself in ice if you have too or take a cold shower. You can prevent heat stroke by wearing loose and light clothes, drink water and do not exert yourself during summer.

  • Heat Cramps Symptoms

Muscle pains or spasms usually occur in the abdomen, arms or legs. Spasms usually occur in coordination with strenuous physical activity.
Health Tip: Rest in a cool place. Drink clear juice or electrolyte-enriched drinks. Do not go back to strenuous activity even after cramps subside since it may lead to heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

  • Heat Exhaustion Symptoms

Heavy sweating, weakness, dizziness, headache, nausea, fainting, muscle cramps, fainting.

Health Tip: Rest. Have cool non-alcoholic beverages, a cool shower, bath or sponge bath. Use light clothing.

 

  • Dehydration Symptoms

Dry mouth and eyes, dry skin, a condition where sweating nearly stops, muscle cramps, nausea, heart palpitations and light headedness.

Prevention: Re-hydration with water, clear broths, and any other water replacements that contain electrolytes, like Gatorade.

Health Tip: Fluid replacement and control through diet and medication. Fever medication.

  • Skin care: Sunburn 

    The ultra violent radiation burns the skin when you spend long hours under direct sun. Sunburn symptoms are patches of darkened skin peeling away.

    Remedy: It is recommended to stay indoors during 10am to 4pm when the sun light is at it peak.

    Health Tips:

     

    • Mix together the juice of six peeled cucumbers, two cups powdered milk and two teaspoons dried lavender flowers.
    • Apply the above paste directly on the affected areas of the skin.
    • One cup of the mixture added to lukewarm water can be used as a skin smoothening balm.
  • Skin care: Prickly heat

    Prickly heat affects everyone; it is a result of sweat and humidity that causes bacterial infection on the skin.

    Health Tips:

    • Having cold showers, wearing loose clothes, putting talcum powder after a bath, applying calamine lotion on the rashes.
    • Apply medicated talcum powder.
    • Keep the area dry and clean.

 

  • Skin care: Foot Infection 

    Sweating and humidity can increase your chances of foot infection during summer.

    Health Tip: There are several anti-bacterial powders available in medical stores. And scrub your feet and the toes thoroughly to wash off the bacteria. But for dire skin ailment consult a dermatologist.

 

 

source: healthmeup