Pre-prepared food should be handled hygienically, stored safely and kept cool if possible. It’s also better to choose foods that don’t spoil as easily or can be freshly prepared at your destination.NHS Choices explains that most cases of food poisoning can be treated at home and do not require medical advice, and that most people will feel better in a matter of days. It is however important to replace fluids lost through vomiting and diarrhoea.
Heat rash is a red or pink rash usually found on areas of the body that are covered with clothing. It happens during hot humid conditions and is most common in children. Heat rash develops when sweat ducts become blocked and swell up, looking like dots or tiny pimples on the skin. It often causes discomfort and itching.Heat rash usually heals on its own in a matter of days and doesn’t require medical attention. In some cases the rash gets infected with symptoms like pain, swelling and pus. If this happens, be sure to contact your doctor.
Football, tennis, lacrosse, and many other sports all start up as soon as spring comes. Still, this also means more people will get injured while trying to stay in shape. So, before you go to your tennis practice or an occasional jogging session, make sure you do everything you can to prevent sports injuries. This includes wearing appropriate protective gear and warming up before you start (especially if you have a history of sports injuries). Also, make sure you rest at least one day in a week in order to give your body an opportunity to recover.
Maki adds that apart from natural bodies of water like rivers and lakes, pools and hot tubs can also be sources of gastrointestinal problems; skin, ear and eye infections; and respiratory, neurological and viral problems. The safest places to swim are pools that are regularly checked for their chlorine levels.
All the flowers, bushes, and budding trees start releasing pollen into the air as soon as spring starts. Depending on your location, this can even start in February and trigger your seasonal allergies. There are plenty of medicines that can help you deal with seasonal allergies, but they work the best before pollen actually enters your system. That’s why doctors recommend starting your therapy at least 2 week before spring weather starts. And as long as you get the best air purifiers you can find, controlling your allergies when inside of your home shouldn’t be too difficult.
We all know that asthma, just like seasonal allergies, tends to flare up in spring. Pollen, insect repellants, and air temperature changes are just some of the things that can trigger asthma in spring. If you have trouble controlling your asthma and use your rescue inhaler more than twice a week, make sure you talk to your doctor. Experts advise always having a peak flow meter with you, so that you can measure how well air moves out of your lungs.Be prepared for any of these issues and make sure you’re ready to act in case you notice signs of any of them. Only that way will you be able to enjoy a healthy start to the season.
Heat stroke or hyperthermia results from prolonged exposure to high temperatures. It can happen for example when children are left in hot cars during summer.Emedicinehealth defines heat stroke as a condition where the body’s cooling mechanisms are overcome by heat, resulting in a core heat of over 40°C. Heat stroke is preceded by signs of heat exhaustion like headaches, dizziness and weakness, and results in unconsciousness, organ failure and eventually death.
With summer comes the danger of sunburn, which can be extremely serious. Sunburn is caused by ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun that damage your skin cells. The risk of damage depends on things like the time of day, the amount of time spent in the sun and if you use sun protection or not.