Posted on Apr 19, 2022
Summer brings cheer to children & the family in the form of vacations and gives them an opportunity to visit new places. This travelling exposes the family and the kids to two factors – heat and food & water related illnesses, e.g. Dianoia (food poisoning) as micro-organisms grow very fast in hot weather.
Heat and Illnesses:
Heat related illness includes minor conditions like heat cramps, heat exhaustion, heat syncope & severe conditions like heat stroke, in which patient becomes disoriented and requires admission to the hospital. These can be presented or treated in early stages by taking plenty of fluids & electrolytes, keeping skin cold by taking bath or spraying water on the skin. Hypertensives, heart patients, renal failure patients, diabetes are at an increased risk of heat related illness . They should avoid travelling during peak hours of the day. More over many drugs that these patient take also put them at risk of heat related illness like diuretics.
Travelling can affect your health:
Travelling to new placers increases our interaction to out-side food and our dependence of other people. If we keep fine things in mind while eating outside food, our chance of falling sick will become less, but may not be eliminated.
Health Tips for Summer Travel:
Note: Alcohol, Soft Drinks & Sports Drinks can make dehydration worse.