How To Enjoy Summer with Health

Summer is, for many, the best season of the year. However, it brings with it an increased risk of contracting diseases that it is convenient to know and prevent.

Despite being one of the most anticipated seasons of the year, in summer, there are factors that can affect our health. Among them, the high temperatures, the air conditioning, the long days at the beach or the baths in the pool. For this reason, if we want to enjoy the summer period with health, it is convenient to know what diseases it is and what we can do to prevent them.

SUNBURN

In summer, solar radiation is more intense. So, you should apply sunscreen whenever you are going to stay outside and not only when you are on the beach or pool. Otherwise, you will run-the risk of suffering burns on the skin; you will favor premature ageing of the skin, and, most dangerously, you will increase the chances of developing skin cancer in the future.

OTITIS

Bathing in the sea and the pool can easily end in otitis, an inflammation of the ear canal usually caused by an infection, and that is usually very painful. Otitis is especially common in children. To try to prevent it, it is important to avoid bathing in waters that may be contaminated. Keep your ears dry after bathing avoids immersing your head underwater repeatedly. It may also help to use earplugs.

CYSTITIS

Spending a-lot of time in a wet swimsuit increases the risk of cystitis (urine infection), especially in the case of women. In this way, whenever possible, change your swimsuit to a dry one. Also, make sure you follow proper intimate hygiene habits.

CONJUNCTIVITIS

The eyes also suffer, especially with the sun, air conditioning and chlorine from the pool. All of these factors can cause eye irritation or conjunctivitis to appear. In this way, use sunglasses, diving goggles and, if necessary, artificial tears to prevent dry eyes.

COLDS

Diseases of the respiratory tract are usually associated with winter. However, sudden changes in temperature derived from air conditioners can favor colds, but also pharyngitis and tonsillitis. Although these pathologies sometimes have a viral origin and, therefore, cannot be avoided, there are some measures that can help prevent them. Among them, follow a balanced diet, wash your hands regularly and try to avoid sudden changes in temperature, too dry environments and tobacco.

FOOD POISONING

The heat makes food poisoning much more frequent in summer. As a consequence, gastroenteritis may appear, which usually occurs with vomiting and diarrhea. For this reason, wash all the fruits and vegetables you are going to eat raw, try to keep food and drinks well refrigerated and do not consume anything that has remained for more than two hours outside the fridge.

INSECT BITES

The risk of developing-an allergic reaction to a wasp or bee sting increases during the summer months due to the increased presence of these insects. In this way, it is important that you take extreme precautions when you are outdoors and be careful when eating in the field because insects go where there is food. In the case of mosquito bites, it is advisable to use repellents of proven effectiveness, avoid areas of stagnant water, and, if necessary, put mosquito nets.

FUNGI

Excessive sweating, keeping your feet wet for a long time, not drying them properly after showering, walking barefoot in wet areas and sharing shoes or nail lacquer favors the appearance of foot fungus.

So, if you want to prevent this annoying infection in summer, avoid the aforementioned risk factors. In case you have planned to travel to a distant destination, inform yourself well in advance about whether it is necessary to take into account specific preventive measures. Also, be sure to bring a travel kit with you and, if you must take medication daily, don’t forget to include it.

Finally, enjoy the summer and the holidays, but do not neglect your diet and try to incorporate some type of-physical activity into your day today—for example, a walk, an excursion or a game of shovels on the beach.