Spring has finally arrived but it sure comes with its fair share of health problems plenty of us experience every single year. Rather than getting ill year on year, you should try to detect any of these issues as soon as possible and make sure they don’t ruin spring for you. That’s why we have come up with 5 most common spring health issues and tips on how to deal with them. Make sure you check them all out.
There’s no person out there who doesn’t know about common cold. It strikes you when your body is the weakest and causes headache, coughing, sneezing, and fever. And as the wintertime ends, our immune systems are not yet as strong as they should be, and catching a common cold isn’t too much of a surprise. It’s also important to mention that colds are contagious, so be very careful if a family member or a friend of yours suffers from it. Staying hydrated all the time and sticking to a healthy diet is a great way to prevent common cold.
Cold sore or herpes labialis is a type of infection that affects the lips. It’s caused by herpes simplex virus and it causes tiny blisters both on and around the mouth. They can be caused by season change and last up to 3 weeks. People suffering from cold sores usually experience up to 3 attacks per year. The likelihood of this issue can be reduced by washing hands frequently and not sharing items that come in contact with your mouth, but generally you can never be 100% safe. Using cold sore creams can stop the sores, that have already appeared, from progressing.
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.