The list of drugstores in the Philippines and availability of affordable medicine helps parents and their children combat sickness to avoid high absenteeism in school during the typhoon season.
Thankfully summer has rolled around and sicknesses brought about by the typhoon season is less of a threat. But this doesn’t mean parents can now rest from defending their child’s health and wellness because the scorching heat bring a new set of diseases to look out for.
Here are some of them:
According to the Department of Health (DOH), sore eyes can be characterized as the redness and inflammation of the membranes covering the whites in your eyes. Trauma, chemicals, bacteria, and a viral infection are some of its causes. It can spread from individual to individual, which is why it should be treated as quickly as possible.
Cough and cold can be caused during summer months (as well as during the rainy season). This is because sudden downpours can occur from time to time.
Measles is often caused by the virus known as paramyxoviridae. It is quite common amongst children. There is a high chance that they could die if this disease was left untreated.
The World Health Organization (WHO) says its symptoms is consist of red and watery eyes, cough, runny nose, high fever, and small white spots that can be found inside the cheeks. Eventually, it can erupt to a rash that can spread all over the body.
There are various kinds of food and water-borne diseases to lookout for this summer. A few of them are:
Typhoid is characterized by a severe fever caused by the salmonella typhi bacteria. The symptoms you need to be on the guard for are weak bodies, weight loss, headache, and abdominal pain.
Food spoilage is quite frequent in the summer. Consuming these foods eventually leads to diarrhea and its symptoms, which involves malaise, vomiting, fever, loose bowel movements, as well as abdominal bloating and pains.
Hepatitis A or jaundice is caused by consuming unhygienic food items and drinks.
The summer heat can cause your body’s temperature to rise, which can unfortunately leads to heat stroke. This disease can be fatal if it was left untreated. A number of its symptoms involve confusion, high body temperature, rapid pulse, and difficulty in breathing.
Be wary of all these diseases this summer. Remember that some of these could affect adults as well. If you notice any of the symptoms, please consult with your doctors so they can give you the best treatment possible.