We normally associate illness with winter, mainly because it’s the time of year we tend to get colds and flu.

However, there is no shortage of ailments and conditions that make life unpleasant and spoil our fun during the summer months.

The following are examples of health issues associated with summer:

1. Food poisoning

According to the CDC (Centre for Disease Control), every year around more than3 000

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people die from foodborne diseases

Warm weather encourages bacteria to multiply, and who doesn’t enjoy barbeques and picnics during summer? Food that is prepared in advance and allowed to stand in the heat creates the perfect conditions for contamination and food poisoning.

Precautions
*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.

*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.

*If symptoms are severe, you may need to be admitted to hospital for a few days and given intravenous hydration.

*Rehydration is essential to replace the enormous amounts of fluids lost during food poisoning.

Homoeopathy remedies helpful are:-
Ars ,nux vom ,china ,puls etc.

2. Heat rash

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.

Homoeopathic remedies helpful are:-
Sulphur,nat.mur, aconite,hep.sulf,apis,chamommila etc.

3. Water-borne conditions

We all like to spend time in the water during summer.
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.

Following are most common and alarming water born ailments ….

A)     Cholera

Cholera is a water-related disease, and is diarrhoeal in nature.It can kill in hours if left unattended.Cholera strikes when one ingests water that is infested with the Vibrio Cholerae bacterium.
Remedies helpful :- ars,verat.alb,etc.

B)      Diarrhoea

Diarrhoeal infection is spread through food and drinking water that has been contaminated.A diarrhoeal attack can last up to 2 weeks and leave the person completely dehydrated.

The sign of severe dehydration :
 The person appears drowsy & dull.
 The hands & feet of the person become cold and body is warm.
 The pulse is rapid & thready.
 Eyeball sockets appear sunken.
 The mouth & tongue are dry.
 The person feels very thirsty.

Remedies helpful:-podophyllum ,ars ,aloes,china etc.

C)      Malaria

Malarial fever is spread by the Plasmodium parasite mosquito that breeds in water bodies like lakes, paddy fish and stagnant water.

Remedies helpful:-chinn.sulf,ars,nat.mur ,eup .perf etc.

D)      Typhoid

Fluctuating high fever, exhaustion, sleepiness, diarrhoea etc are signs of typhoid.   The infection spreads through contaminated food and water or through close contact with an infected person.

Remedies helpful:-chionanthus, podophyllum, chelidoneum etc.

4. Summer colds

There is a kind of virus that produces cold-like symptoms, which tends to rear its ugly head during the summer months. It is called enterovirus and can cause more complicated symptoms than the typical winter cold.

*Symptoms of a summer cold caused by enterovirus include fever, headache, and sore throat, and sometimes mouth sores or a rash. Treatment is basically aimed at relieving symptoms.

Remedies helpful:-bryonia , gelsemium,arum tryphillum etc.

5. Headache

An unfortunate result of summer activities that involve spending a lot of time in the hot sun can be a spitting headache. A survey by the National Headache Foundation indicates that headache sufferers consider summer to be the worst time of year for headaches.

As the temperature goes up, so does your risk for getting a headache. One theory is that the heat makes blood vessels in your head expand, causing them to press against nerve endings. Dehydration and strenuous exercise in hot weather can also lead to headaches.

 

 

 

Remedies helpful:-glonoine,bell ,spigelia etc.

6. Heat stroke

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.

Hyperthermia is primarily treated by outside cooling of the body with the help of water, cold air or ice packs. Internal cooling by flushing the stomach or rectum with cold may also be used. Persons with hyperthermia need to be hospitalised in order to be tested for complications like muscle breakdown, which can damage the kidneys.

Remedies helpful:-nat.carb ,glonoine, gelsemium etc.

7. Sunburn

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.

Sunburn can lead to long-term skin damage and even skin cancer.

MedicineNet.com explains that there are three major kinds of skin cancer:

Basal cell carcinoma (most common type)Squamous cell carcinoma (second most common)Melanoma (less common but considerably more dangerous)

The best and simplest way to avoid sunburn is to stay out of the sun. Other ways to be sun-safe is to stay out of the midday sun, stay in the shade, use a good sunscreen and wear a hat and protective clothing.

Remedies helpful:-calendula, cantharis,urtica urens etc.

Summer Diseases and Prevention

The primary reason behind the outbreak of diseases in summer is the presence of favorable weather conditions for bacteria, virus and other parasites to breed. Here is the list highlighting the best summer health tips to immune oneself from diseases in summer.

#Try to avoid activities outside the home during peak sun hours.
#Avoid exposure to direct sunlight and crowded areas.
#Increase water or liquid intake so as to prevent dehydration.
#Use sunscreen with a higher SPF to prevent skin damage.
#Avoid roadside food or contaminated water.
#Increase the consumption of fruits and vegetable.
#Wear wide-brimmed hats to avoid the direct exposure to the sun.
#Prefer light-colored, loose clothing as dark colors absorb heat.
#Keep your premises healthy and clean.

Summer is a beautiful time to enjoy vacations and spend time with family, friends, making memories only if you are healthy. All that you need to do to stay fit is the little awareness and few precautions to enjoy the good times with homoeopathy.

 

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