Holy Week is not just the time when most people go home to their respective provinces. It is also somehow means the start of the summer season. So, the Department of Health is bringing out to the public the six common summer diseases to avoid.
The six common diseases that occurs during summer are sore eyes, skin diseases, sunburn, cough and colds, food poisoning and rabies.
DOH also has this reminder to refrain staying under the heat of the sun from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. because it can cause heat stroke. But, when you need to go out between these stated hours, be sure to apply sunblock 30 minutes before you go and drink a lot of water to prevent dehydration, that’s 8-12 glasses of water a day.
Additionally, DOH warns parents not to leave their kids alone swimming. And, another thing, reminding about food preparation as foods easily spoil during summer season.
Let us enjoy the summer month fun and healthy. Away from any forms of sickness. Just fun, fun, fun!