Summer Diseases: Prevention

 Sore Eyes

a,) To avoid getting the disease, make sure to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before you touch your eyes and face.
b.) Also, any material such as towels, eyeglasses, and make-up that made contact with an infected person should be washed and cleaned.

Sunburn

a.) Apply sunscreen 30 minutes before sun exposure; don't forget to apply it to your ears, nape, and feet, too; pick a sunscreen that reflects both harmful UV-A and UV-B rays, with at least SPF30
b.) Avoid direct exposure between 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; instead, hold outdoor activities in the early morning or late afternoon
c.) Wear clothing that can protect your skin, such as a long-sleeved shirt, pants, hat, and sunglasses

Colds and cough

a.) Keep a healthy lifestyle
b.) Wash your hands often with water and soap. Rubbing hands with alcohol or sanitizers helps as well.
c.) Have a balanced diet, sufficient sleep and enough exercise can strengthen the immune system.



Skin Diseases Athlete’s Foot (Tinea Pedis) and An-an (Tinea Versicolor)

) Keeping the skin clean and dry is always helpful.
) Make sure your clothes, especially underwear and socks, are clean.
) Wash your feet daily and dry them well, Avoid walking around barefoot and use cleac towels and socks to prevent fungal growth.

Prickly heat (Bungang araw)

a.)Taking a bath everyday using mild soap and patting dry after sweating or exercise.
b.) Limiting sun exposure.
c.) Constant drying up of sweat.
d.) Wearing light, loose, and cool breathable fabrics, such as cotton.
e.) Staying in well-ventilated rooms.
 f.) Keeping babies and infants comfortably cool and dry.
g.) Rotating and moving bedridden and wheelchair bound patients to avoid constant sweating and occlusion in the same area.


Sources:
http://cnnphilippines.com/lifestyle/2015/04/22/Summer-diseases.html
http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/461910/lifestyle/healthandwellness/doh-reminds-public-of-6-common-summer-diseases
http://www.rappler.com/life-and-style/wellness/54651-summer-diseases-prevention
http://www.upm.edu.ph/node/1172

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