COLDER DAYS AHEAD: DOH-6 cautions public vs cold weather illnesses


first_imgConvocar also advised the public to avoidtoo much exposure from the sunlight. * Avoid sudden exposure to cold, from aheated room to the cold outdoors, especially in the evening and morning. Thosewho are used to a morning and evening walk may have to change the routine. DOH Region 6 director Dr. Marlyn Convocarsaid there is a possible increase in cases of fever and other ailments broughtabout by the dropping temperatures. * Wash your hands enough to keep themfree of germs. * If there are infected people in yourneighborhood, avoid being in close contact with them as you might get infectedas well. * Ensure that the house is clean anddisinfected, especially kitchen and bathroom. “We should not be exposed to the heat ofthe sun from 10 to 2 o’clock kay amona ang mainit sa gihapon bisan matugnawsa aga,” she said. * As much as cold weather does not makeyou thirsty, drink enough fluids so that your body stays hydrated. If water isnot appealing enough, drink warm water or tea or lime. DOH advices to help avoid catching coldare following: Earlier, the Philippine Atmospheric,Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said that colder days willbe expected ahead as the country transitions to the easterly winds, also knownas amihan. The amihan, northeast monsoon usually comes from Siberia where snow is being experienced. According to Convocar, cold weatherusually triggers respiratory problems unless appropriate preventive measuresare taken. Children and adults may become susceptible to cough, colds andfever.“With the coming Christmas season ginapaabotnaton nga mag-change ang weather.Those who have compromised immune system –especially ang mga kabataan kag senior citizen – are prone to pneumonia,influenza and they should complete their immunization kag aton  nga mga tigulang they shouldreceive  flu vaccine or pneumonia vaccine para maproteksyonan sila,” Convocar said.center_img * Avoid cold food items such as cooldrinks, milk shakes and ice-creams. * Avoid foods such as sour stuffs,pickles and fried foods. “Indinaton i-compromise if we belong to this age group so we should wearprotective clothing kung matugnaw,” shestressed. * Avoid exposure to dust and pollen asthey carry lot of germs. * Eat small, frequent meals that areprepared fresh, are nutritious and of moderate temperature. Convocar, however, said those who arealready sick with fever, colds, or cough are advised to immediately seekmedical attention and avoid crowded places in order to avoidcomplications.  ILOILO City – The Department of Health(DOH) in Western Visayas has advised the public to be cautious of the commonillnesses that may occur with the holiday season drawing closer. * Having a warm bath, early morning andlate evening is advisable. * Avoid staying in a poorly ventilatedroom; enough circulation ensures germs are not concentrated in one room./PNlast_img

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