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Summer Problems

Posted by elifedoctorservices@gmail.com on March 14, 2018 at 4:05 AM Comments comments (4)

Summer problems

Studies suggest that 85% of children get ill at least four times a year, and each time a new infection rears its head. One parent is likely to need to take time off from work to care for their poorly progeny. Since cold spread so quickly through schools, children are more likely to fall ill than their parents and may have weaker immune systems to fight off infection. This means that parents need to be prepared for illnesses all year round. Not just when the weather outside is of the frightful variety.

At Steroplast Healthcare, we are aware that the summer can bring just as many health dangers as the winter. Below, we list 5 of the most common summer illnesses and health concerns to help you prepare.


Hay fever

The most common summer health concern will be hay fever, and just because you or your children have never had it in the past, it doesn’t mean you will be safe from the perils of pollen. Many people develop hay fever spontaneously and in turn are completely ill-equipped to deal with it. It is therefore wise to have antihistamines on hand to ease symptoms should they arise. Air pollution, increased stress levels and genetic predispositions have all been blamed for the rise in hay fever cases. But no matter why it arises, if it does it can wreak a great deal of havoc with both personal and working lives.

Food poisoning

Food poisoning is far more common over the summer than in the winter. The heat and humidity offer the perfect conditions for bacteria to breed and flourish. During warm spells, always keep perishable food refrigerated. Also ensure that you adhere to sell-by dates even more strictly than usual.