Winter has arrived, and along with foggy mornings and chilly evenings, the season also brings diseases with it. The winter ailments occur due to a weak immune system and flagging health. Most of the people think that the common cold is the only common disease in winter, but actually they are mistaken. Here are some common winter illnesses and some tips on how to keep your family healthy this winter.
Some Common Winter Diseases-
A cold is a viral infection caused by different types of virus. Some of its symptoms include runny nose or nasal congestion, sore throat, cough, or headache. It worsens over 3-5 days and then begins to improve in about 7-10 days. To prevent cold, wash your hand regularly to avoid bugs that you may pick up from touching anything. If someone is ill in the house, then make sure to keep the house and household items clean. If you get a cold, then use disposable tissues to avoid constantly re-infecting your own hands.
Most of the people are unaware about the fact that winter is one of the prime seasons for heart attacks. The reason behind this is that when the temperature falls, the arteries become constricted, making it difficult for the heart to pump the blood. To avoid this, stay warm and avoid exhausting in winter season. Also, avoid overeating in winter and eat in small quantities.
Asthma people should be especially careful in winter as the asthma attacks mostly happen during winter. The reason behind this is the cold and dry air leads to tightening of airways and makes worse while breathing. To avoid this, stay indoors on windy and cold days, and if go out, wear a scarf over the nose and mouth. And also keep your home smoke free and wash your bed covers at least once a week.
There are many people with arthritis, or without arthritis, who says their joints become more painful and stiff in winter. The reason behind this is not clear and there is no scientific evidence to joint pains in winter. To avoid this joint pain, keep yourselves and your feet warm. Exercising is also another way to get rid of joint pain and stiffness.
Dry & Itchy Skin
Dry & itchy skin is one of the most common problems that people face during winter. The cold temperature with lower humidity results in the skin dry and itchy. The best way to avoid dry and itchy skin is to apply moisturizers after bath and at bedtime. Also try to avoid oily food, apply almond, coconut or olive oil on the skin to avoid flakes and use warm water instead of hot water for taking showers.
Sinus headaches, congestion, running nose, coughing, inflammation, and post nasal drip symptoms reach to its peak during winter. To get rid of this miserable health issues make sure to get enough rest, eat healthy food, drink plenty of fluids to avoid catching cold, and stay away from dust.
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