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Protecting Against Heat, Virus, and Waterborne Diseases: Essential Tips for Summer

As the summer begins, the heat wave has started. Currently, temperatures are rising day by day in the city. During summers, the general temperature becomes very hot. People go out during the heat, leading to various diseases, especially skin-related ones. It’s crucial to know about the diseases caused by heat and how to prevent them.

Increase in Skin Diseases

Dr. Rajesh Shah pointed out that due to the heat, especially in young people, the incidence of skin diseases increases. The amount of skin disease increases due to perspiration in summer. Fungal infections and sunburn cases also increase during this time. Therefore, it’s essential to know how to prevent all these diseases caused by the increasing temperature.

Preventing Diseases in Summer

It’s essential to take extra care of the skin during the hot summer season. The main reason for increased perspiration in summer is follicles on the skin. It leads to oily skin and small pimples due to the clogging of pores. Hence, one should wash the face with lukewarm water at least two to three times a day and use soap sparingly to prevent bacterial infection, which causes pimples.


Cases of sunburn increase during the summer. Avoid going out in the sun from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during this time as the temperature causes our skin to tan. Especially, children and senior citizens should avoid going out during this time to prevent sunburns.

Heat Rashes (Prickly Heat)

Heat rashes commonly occur on the body during the summer. For this, the emphasis should be on taking the least possible perspiration. For this, one should not bathe more than twice a day. Wherever there is perspiration, powder should be used.

Sun Stroke

If a sunstroke occurs, one should know how to recognize it. Primary symptoms include severe headache, dizziness, feeling restless, perspiration, and vomiting, eventually leading to unconsciousness and dark urine. At this time, the person should be taken to a cool place immediately. Loose clothing should be removed, and a wet cloth should be placed under the fan. Cold water should be applied, and plenty of water should be consumed along with lemonade.

What to Do, What Not to Do

During the hot summer season, it is advisable to drink at least 3 to 4 liters of water daily. This helps in maintaining skin hydration. Along with water, it is also recommended to consume fruit juice or natural drinks available seasonally. Consumption of cold drinks should be minimized as they contain harmful substances. Instead, natural juices should be preferred. Additionally, heavy makeup should be avoided during the summer season as it clogs pores, leading to skin problems. If proper care is taken during the summer season, one can prevent skin diseases.

Spread of Waterborne Diseases

It has been observed that during the summer season, there is an increase in the cases of skin diseases such as dermatitis due to excessive heat. In this season, waterborne and viral diseases are also prevalent. Cases of heat-related illnesses like heatstroke are also higher. People tend to prefer eating out during vacations, where hygiene standards may not be optimal, increasing the risk of waterborne diseases.

What to Do for Prevention

To prevent waterborne diseases during the beginning of summer, special attention should be paid to hygiene. Before consuming any food or water, it is essential to check its cleanliness. Also, observe how the food is prepared. Ensure that cleanliness is maintained. If all these precautions are taken, one can protect themselves from waterborne diseases.

Increase in Viral Diseases in Children

It has been noted that currently, there is an increase in cases of viral and infectious diseases among children. These diseases, known as mumps, are currently being seen in larger numbers among children. Symptoms include swelling of both cheeks, fever, and discomfort, which is a distinctive feature of this disease. Additionally, earaches are also being observed in the beginning of summer.

Precautions to Take

Currently, with the increase in cases of mumps among children, those children who show signs of discomfort or swelling on the cheeks and have an infection on the cheeks should not be sent to school. This is because children are the primary carriers of such diseases, and viral diseases are very common among them. According to medical advice, such children should take medication.

Anusha Aggarwal

My name is Anusha Aggarwal. With a deep fascination for the science behind health, hair care, skin care, and body care, I'm a dedicated writer committed to helping readers achieve optimal wellness. Through years of research and personal experience, I provide expert insights into the latest trends and techniques in the beauty and wellness.