4 Common Summer Health Concerns

4 Common Summer Health Concerns

Healthcare Concerns to Avoid This Summer Season

Summer is in full swing which means most of us are spending our free time swimming in the ocean, laying by the pool, hiking nearby trails, and grilling at parties with friends and family. Unfortunately, the joys of summer can also be met with sunburns, food poisoning, and other unpleasant health issues. A bit of prevention can keep you safe this summer.

  • Sunburns

A long afternoon spent outside in the warm sun playing games or lounging by the pool is one of the best ways to spend the summer. However, it’s not the best strategy when it comes to protecting your skin. Always be sure to apply sunscreen, wear a hat, cover up, and stick to the shade.

  • Stay Hydrated

Dehydration occurs when more fluids exit the body than are taken in. With the hot temperatures and more physical activity (often) on the cards, dehydration becomes all the more likely, especially in young children and older adults. Be sure to replace lost fluids by drinking plenty of water and avoiding diuretics like coffee and soda.

  • Prevent Food Poisoning

Summertime is the perfect time for barbecues. Unfortunately, the sweltering heat means it’s harder to keep perishable foods at safe temperatures. Be sure to keep perishable food items chilled at all times when not cooking.

  • Avoid Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac

Camping, hiking, and time spent in the great outdoors is a great way to experience nature but also one that can increase your chances of brushing up next to poison ivy, oak, or sumac. Doing so can develop an unpleasant, itchy rash. Keep yourself rash free this season by learning how to spot these plants, keeping away from them, and washing your skin immediately if you do come into contact with them.

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