The summer is a great time to have fun, soak up all the vitamin D and enjoy not wearing a 2-pound heavy winter coat. While it’s something a lot of people look forward to, there are still some things to be cautious of in the summer.
Here are the top health concerns/illnesses to watch out for in the summer!
Insect bites/stings and Lyme disease
Get out your bug spray and OFF! Insects love the summer and just like us, it is their time to thrive. While most of the time a bite from a mosquito or spider might just be annoying and itch, just be careful.
It can easily turn into an infection from too much scratching, you could be allergic, or the type of insect that bit you might have its own set of issues, like ticks. Be cautious, especially for my people who have allergies to certain bugs.
Keep hydrated and watch the temperature. Being outside when it’s warm is okay, but when it starts to push 90 and above, proceed with caution.
Some symptoms of heat exhaustion are dizziness, fatigue, cramps. It’s best to get heat exhaustion under control quickly because it can turn into heat stroke if left untreated.
Picnics in the summer are super fun and cute! As cute as a picnic basket is, maybe try for a cooler instead.
When certain foods get warm and are left that way for a while, it can increase your chances of getting a foodborne illness. Just remember to keep your foods cool, and maybe opt for more fruit and vegetables and less meat.