Tip 1: Heat Stroke
Heat stroke, a severe form of hyperthermia, happens when the human body absorbs the extra heat than it can dissolve. This is a serious condition and needs immediate medicinal care.
Home Therapy: It is important to reduce the temperature of the body, hence immerse yourself in ice if you have too or take a cold shower. You can avoid heat stroke by wearing loose and light clothes, drink water and do not exercise yourself during summer.
Tip 2: Heat Pains Symptoms
Muscle pains or spasms commonly occur in the abdomen, arms or legs. Spasms usually occur in coordination with tireless physical activity.
Home Therapy: Rest in a cool place. Drink clear juice or electrolyte-enriched drinks. Do not go back to tireless activity even after pains decrease since it may lead to heat exhaustion or heat stroke.
Tip 3: Heat Exhaustion Symptoms
Heavy sweating, weakness, dizziness, headache, nausea, fainting, muscle cramps, fainting.
Home Therapy: Rest. Have cool non-alcoholic beverages, a cool shower, bath or sponge bath. Use light clothing.
Dry mouth and eyes, dry skin, a condition where sweating nearly stops, muscle pains, nausea, heart palpitations and light headedness.
Prevention: Re-hydration with water, clear broths, and any other water replacements that contain electrolytes, like Gatorade.
Home Therapy: Liquid replacement and control through diet and medication. Fever medication.
Tip 6: Skin care: Rosacea
Rosacea symptom is your skin will turn red due to over contact to the sun and the heat. The redness appears as the extra heat reasons the blood vessels to expand.
Home Therapy: Avoid direct sunlight. Always use a good sunscreen with SPF 30+
Sun tan makes your skin darker which is a taboo for Indians.
Home Therapy: Avoid sun block to be repeated every two to three hours. Skin lightening treatment and therapies like rehydration helps.
Tip 8: Skin care: Prickly heat
Prickly heat affects everyone; it is a result of sweat and humidity that causes bacterial infection on the skin.
Home Therapy: Having cold showers, wearing loose clothes, putting talcum powder after a bath, applying calamine lotion on the rashes. Apply medicated talcum powder. Keep the area dry and clean.
Tip 9: Skin care: Foot Infection
Sweating and humidity can increase your chances of foot infection during summer.
Home Therapy: There are several anti-bacterial powders available in medical stores. And scrub your feet and the toes thoroughly to wash off the bacteria. But for dire skin ailment consult a dermatologist.
Tip 10: Skin care: Dandruff
Dandruff is aggravated during summer heat and sweat. Dandruff causes hair loss and is an unhygienic skin condition.
One must eat cold foods such as watermelon, yogurt, berries and the likes. Such foods are low in calories and additionally require very little energy for digestion. Usually such foods taste better when chilled and are therefore traditionally eaten that way. Naturally, eating such chilled low calorie foods feels good in the summer months.
Tip 12: Summer diet
Importance of including a variety of foods in your diet. All essential nutrients are required in the summer months, particularly the minerals that are lost in the sweat. It is possible to replenish these micro- nutrients only if the diet includes varied food groups such as fruits, vegetables, milk, cereals, meat, pulse and fats.
Tip 13: Summer diet
Importance of choosing fats carefully. In the summer months, a number of people who want to lose weight switch to a zero fat diet. This is not a healthy trend. The essential fats that the body needs are available through diet alone. It is therefore sensible to limit the fat intake to just the essential requirement but to avoid any extras.
Tip 14: Summer diet
Drinking very chilled liquids is not advisable. Food consumed at extreme temperatures, whether hot or cold, is not appropriate for the body. The body has to work extra in order to get the temperature close to the body temperature. Drinking warm or cool (as opposed to hot and cold) liquids are best suited for the body.
Tip 15: Summer diet
Maintain good food-hygiene levels. Many dangerous bacteria and viruses thrive in the summer months as the temperature is conducive for their growth. The bad bugs usually enter the body through food and water. This is why maintaining food hygiene is crucial in this season.