Summer diseases and their causes

Summer is a time of travel, sunny weather, picnics and swimming. Whatever your summer period is joyful and we recommend reading the following cautions without incident.

Sunburn

Summer sun puts you at greater risk of painful sunburn, but you may not be aware of the long-term effects of these sunburns. Sunburns put at risk of premature aging of the skin, as well as life-threatening skin cancer. The best way to prevent these effects is to reduce intense direct sunlight and wear a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher whenever you leave the house.

Dehydration

As you are sweating more in the heat of summer, you need to replenish your water supply on time. Do not forget to drink plenty of fluids.

Wear open-toed shoes or sandals.

Hot, wet weather affects your skin, especially on your feet. When the sweat becomes sandwiched between the toes in hot weather, it creates an environment that promotes fungal growth.

"Pink eye"

Although this eye infection, officially called conjunctivitis, can happen at any time of the year, you are more susceptible in the summer when your eyes are usually drier. Dry eyes increase the risk of conjunctivitis, which is manifested in inflammation and redness of the whites of the eyes.

Shingles

This red scaly rash is common in summer when sweat and sebum accumulate on areas of the body, mainly on the chest and back where the rash spreads. It can often appear with white spots, which is caused by high levels of yeast growing on the skin.