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Tips to Avoid the Most Common Summer Diseases

My Doctor Finder
July 21, 2017

Summer diseases such as sore eyes, sunburn, colds and cough, diarrhea and vomiting, skin disease, and rabies are prevalent this season. But, don’t lose hope! Prevention for these diseases is as easy as 1, 2, and 3. To know more on how to prevent these diseases, follow the tips below.

  1. Sore Eyes
  • One must wash their hands as frequently as possible
  • Avoid touching your eyes and face if you hadn’t washed your hands
  • Don’t forget to wash any material such as towels, eyeglasses, or any item that was used by the infected person
  • Do not use eye drops without seeking medical attention

       2. Sunburn

  • Make sure your skin is protected before exposing it to the sun
  • Avoid planning any outdoor activity between 10 in the morning to 2 in the afternoon
  • Apply sunscreen 30 minutes before sun exposure
  • Wear clothing that can protect your skin (long-sleeved shirt, pants, hat, and sunglasses)
  • Drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water

       3. Colds and Cough

  • Frequently wash your hands
  • Sleep for at least eight hours
  • Have a balanced diet and sufficient sleep
  • Exercise regularly
  • Drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water

       4. Diarrhea and Vomiting

  • Be mindful of food preparation and storage methods
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Seek early consultation to prevent dehydration

       5. Skin Disease

  • Take a bath daily
  • Practice proper hygiene
  • Do not urinate in pools
  • Keep your skin clean and dry at most times

       6. Rabies

  • Make sure your pets are vaccinated
  • Once scratched, wash the wound thoroughly with soap and running water
  • Seek medical attention as soon as possible

The spread of the following diseases can be prevented as long as you are observant and well-informed. Practice the following prevention tips to avoid acquiring such diseases.

References:

Tan, L. (2015, April 22). How to avoid summer's most common diseases. CNN Philippines. Retrieved from http://cnnphilippines.com/lifestyle/2015/04/22/Summer-diseases.html

Leong, A. (2014, April 07). Summer diseases: What you need to know. Rappler. Retrieved from http://www.rappler.com/life-and-style/wellness/54651-summer-diseases-prevention