As the mercury level drops and winter approaches, its time to wrap yourself with scarves and sweaters and also sip in warm beverages. Because several health problems will soon crop up. The health risks during cold weather include cold sores, asthma and sore throat. So, you should know how to deal with these health problems.
Let’s know how to get rid of the following health problems
Cold and cough are the common health problem which follows with the running nose and headaches. The light switches, surfaces of table, doors and other places may be infected. You may pick up the germs while you touch the surface. To prevent yourself from it, you must wash your hands regularly which will destroy the germs that you have picked from those surfaces. Moreover, keep the house and the other household items like glasses, towels, cups clean.
Notable tips: It is advisable to use disposable tissues instead of fabric handkerchiefs to avoid getting reinfected.
During winter, the change in temperature from centrally heated room to the chilly outdoors causes viral infection which leads to sore throats.
Notable tips to follow: One of the simple remedies for a sore throat is gargling with warm salty water. Dissolve a teaspoon of salt in part-cooled boiled water. The anti-inflammatory properties have a soothing effect on your sore throat.
One of the respiratory illness, asthma is also a common health problem that becomes more prevalent during winter. Cold air triggers the symptoms of asthma which includes shortness of breath and wheezing.
Notable tips to follow: You can spend time outdoors and at the same time take precaution. You should cover your mouth and nose with a scarf which will prevent you from breathing in the cold, dry air. Also, you should take medicines and keep reliever inhaler close by.
The norovirus which is also called vomiting bug is an extremely infectious stomach bug. It usually infect people all year round, but is more prevalent in winter. You may get infected by this bug if you visit hotels, nursing homes hospitals and schools. This unpleasant illness lasts for few days.
Notable tips to follow: When it infects people suffer vomiting and diarrhoea, so you should drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration.
During cold days as the temperature falls, it tightens arteries, reduces the oxygen supply to the heart and restricting blood flow. Therefore, in winter people are prone to heart attacks. The cold weather increases blood pressure which puts more strain on the heart. Moreover, your body needs to work harder to maintain body heat.
Notable tips to follow: Stay warm by wrapping up scarves, put on gloves and hats. Heat the room and use hot water bottle, electric blanket to keep your bed warm.
Dry Skin, a common condition that everyone struggles with as the humidity in the atmosphere is low. Moisturising is mandatory during these dry winter days. The skin does not absorb moisturising lotions instead it acts as a sealant to stop the skin’s natural moisture evaporating away.
Notable tips to follow: During winter, warm showers are convenient for the skin as it makes the skin supple.