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5 illnesses you must fight during the winter season

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Hurricane season is due to end next November 30 bringing winter along, this is why you must be ready not only coats but also by consuming high-vitamin-C food. Your health is in your hands to enjoy the season.

Below are the 5 illnesses you must fight this season. Detect them from the symptoms below:

Common cold

Symptoms become evident between 3 to 5 days. This affects the nose directly; stuffy or runny nose, sporadic sneezing and uncomfortable burning throat.

Remember to cover your mouth when sneezing, wash your hands frequently, and wear a mask if you work in a busy environment, this will prevent the cold from spreading.

Pharyngitis

This is one of the most common illnesses and is caused by a swollen pharynx, almost always because of virus or bacteria in the environment or contaminated objects. Increase your vitamin C ingestion and cover your throat.

Pneumonia

This the most complicated illness as symptoms include fever, back pain, coughs with mucus and body aches. Avoid sudden temperature changes, drink plenty of fluids to clear your throat and clean your lungs. If you have any of these symptoms seek medical help and rest to get better soon.

Influenza

This type of flu is more extensive than a common cold; in fact, symptoms are more extensive. It is easily communicated and the recommendation includes maintaining precautions because the bacteria are very strong.

It is important to be immunized as a preventive measure. See your doctor regularly to keep your family immunization chart updated. Drink plenty of fluids and do not stay outdoors for long periods of time.

 

Bronchitis

This illness affects the bronchi directly. Symptoms vary from a cold, fever, dry coughs, or thick nasal congestion. The recommendation includes avoiding tobacco at all costs as this may worsen the discomfort.

 

In every case, it is mandatory to seek medical assistance because self-medication may increase the pain or extend the illness, do not put your health at risk.

 

In short:

  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Take medication prescribed by your doctor
  • Avoid smoking or stay away from people who smoke
  • Cover your mouth when coughing and wear a mask if possible
  • Avoid sudden temperature changes
  • Keep warm