5 Diseases You Might Experience In Summers

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Every one of us is aware of the extreme heat and high temperature we experience every year in Pakistan. Heat is the reason some diseases get more evident. Cold, Cough and flu are most likely to happen in winters. Similarly, there are a few issues which you’ll mostly experience in summers only.

The months of May, June and July specifically brings so much heat that it is hard to handle. The months are the hottest in the subcontinent and the temperature hits 50 degree Celsius. No matter what the situation and the area a person lives in, they will get affected by these diseases. Many of you are unsure of what these diseases are, we’ll get it straight for you!

But always remember ‘Prevention is better than cure’. Take care of yourself and the people around you.

Here Are Some Of The Diseases Who Are Looking Out For You:

  • Food poisoning

There are many things which can cause food poising. The main cause of food poisoning is unhealthy food and water. Food poisoning is caused when bacteria spreads all in our immune system and aggravates viruses and toxins. The consequences of food poisoning can be experienced in the form of stomach pain, nausea, diarrhoea and vomiting.

  • Heat Stroke

Heat stroke is one of the most common issues we experience in summers. A lot of sun exposure brings a lot of issues too and heat stroke is one of them. Heat stroke’s symptoms are a headache, dry skin, cramps, weakness, vomiting, palpitation and upset breathing. If you are suffering from heat stroke, the first thing you are likely to experience in dizziness and nausea. Consequently, you are more prone to issues such as seizures. Try to avoid going in the sun unnecessarily and if you still plan to go, wear the lightest clothes and colours.

  • Sun Burns

Sun exposure is immensely harmful to our skin too. Too much exposure in the sun can cause us various reactions such as sun burns. The UV rays can cause extreme sunburn which can later develop into skin cancer. Sunburns might not look bad but they certainly do feel bad, the skin gets irritated and itchy. It also turns red and dry and develops cracks. The after effects of sunburns are:

  1. Cold
  2. Chills
  3. Nausea
  4. Vomiting
  5. Fever

In case of too much burning, one can experience blisters and skin peeling off. Try to keep your skin hydrated and protected as much as possible. Apply sunscreen and take preventive measures.

  • Skin rashes

Skin rash is a very common problem in both children and adults. These rashes do not need any exposure, they can occur in any environment and atmosphere around summertime. Skin rashes are a result of too much sweating and wearing thick clothes. They are easily visible and cause skin itching and irritation. Contact a doctor for treatment if it does not heal.

  • Typhoid

Typhoid is another common and problematic disease we can face in summers. It is contagious and can be passed to any healthy individual. This is a result of unhygienic food and water, which aggravates bacteria and other harmful viruses in our body.

Thyphoid has many visible symptoms such as:

  1. Weakness
  2. Loss of appetite
  3. Fatigue
  4. Abdomen pain
  5. High fever

To prevent typhoid, there are different medications and vaccines doctors use. We need to be careful about what we eat and drink because in summers, these diseases can quickly upset us.

We have various competent doctors to listen and treat you. If you are suffering from any of the diseases mentioned above, you need to run to the doctor as soon as you can. To contact a doctor, or for any other query call at Marham‘s helpline 03111222398. You can also get your online consultation booked by calling at the same helpline.

Take care of yourself as we have very disturbing weather coming in the days ahead.

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Javeria Adil Chughtai

Javeria Adil Chughtai

A journalist and a medical researcher by profession, badminton player and photographer by passion. You can call me an artist but No, I can't draw you! 😀

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