Preventive Measures to Avoid Infection

Summer & school brings bout of illness. Usually the complaints are of common cold such as cough, runny nose, fever and sore throat. Summer is the most vulnerable time for human body since the weather helps spread of infections. Also children starting school bring in newly emerging infections.

You can avoid aggravation of these ailments by taking simple preventive measures.

A.    Consume natural Vitamin C products such as Oranges, Ginger tea, Lime Juice etc.

B.     Drink warm fluids and avoid cold drinks.

C.     Practice doing warm saline gargles

D.    Do steam inhalation for nasal block cases & chest congestion

E.     Isolate yourself from those who are infected

F.     Always cover your mouth while coughing or sneezing

G.    Practice good personal hygiene & wash your hands properly

H.    Keep yourself and the temperature around warm, but not hot. Excess heat will lead to sweating, further making you prone to sickness & dehydration

I.       Stay Hydrated

J.       Eat a healthy balanced diet

K.     Get adequate rest and de-stress yourself

If any symptom lasts for over 3 days, see a medical specialist who is better informed to advise on how to prevent the condition from worsening.

*Courtesy : Aster Clinics