Along with annoying tan, sweat and sultriness, summers can cause a handful of health problems if one doesn’t take proper care. Most common being dehydration and sunstroke, other problems caused by harsh summer heat are discussed along with tips to handle the same, below.
Make sure you follow these tips to Prevent and Handling Most Common Summer Problems
Avoid Harsh Sun To Avoid Sunburns
- Overexposure to sunlight causes painful reddening of the skin which is called as sunburn.
- Always wear a sunscreen and try your best to avoid sunlight during peak hours of the day, i.e, 11 am to 4 pm, to avoid sunburns.
- If you get sunburned, take a cool shower and apply vinegar to the affected areas to ease pain, itching and inflammation.
Dizziness Due To Dehydration
- Dehydration is the most common effect of harsh summer heat. It caused dizziness and lightheadedness.
- It is important to drink enough liquids to make up for the water loss which occurs in the form of sweat.
- Severe Dehydration can lead to heatstroke during which a person may pass out or experience seizures.
- To prevent dehydration, drink plenty of fluids and avoid the sun as much as you can during peak hours.
- If anybody suffers heat stroke, take them into shade and cool them off with cool cloths or ice packs
Summer Heat Rashes
- Heat rashes are are either red or pinkish pimples which form on body areas covered by clothing. They form as a result of blocked sweat ducts, leading to itching.
- To get relief from heat rashes, apply baking soda or cornstarch directly on the rash. This absorbs moisture and sweat from it and heals.
- Wear loose clothes and use prickly heat powders to avoid summer heat rashes
- Blisters are raised portion of skin filled with fluid. These are often painful and very uncomfortable.
- These are usually caused by ill fitting footwear, and are the most common summer problems.
- If you get any blisters, try covering them with bandages to protect them from breaking so as to prevent infections.
- Never puncture blisters.Keep it as clean as possible and allow the fluid to seep back.
- Using Aloe Vera gel on blisters also helps.
Dry, Rough and Frizzy Hair
- Summer’s harsh heat and can a toll on your beautiful tresses too. Extreme summer heat can make your hair dry, brittle and frizzy.
- Covering your hair from direct exposure to sunlight is one effective way to reduce the sun damage.
- Use mixture of raw avocado paste and wheat germ oil as a conditioner after hair wash. Leave it for 15 minutes and wash off for healthy and sun damage free hair.
As the saying goes, “Prevention is better than cure”; taking precautionary measures is far better than employing healing tips later. Follow the above given tips for handling most common summer problems. You do have an obligation to do your part to save yourself from ill effects of this summers’ heat and enjoy an overall good health for a happy life. So, act on it and stay healthy and protected.
The above are the tips to Prevent and Handling Most Common Summer Problems