People with asthma need to really take care of themselves as the air becomes thicker and more humid, not allowing them to breathe as efficiently.
Make sure to keep your inhalers nearby, never be afraid to perform a breathing treatment, and try not to be out in the heat for extended periods of time if possible.
Drink your water! Being thirsty already means you’re dehydrated, so make sure to always have something to hydrate you nearby. For my folks who aren’t a fan of drinking water, try infusing your water with fruits or something you like or drink Gatorade or tea.
If you are not a trained swimmer, or can at least do the basic strokes to keep you afloat, be cautious.
Never do anything you’re uncomfortable with and make sure there is either someone who knows how to swim nearby or a lifeguard is on guard. If you are uncomfortable or there is no form of supervision, stay in the shallow end of the pool or body of water.
Yes, it can still happen to us! Everyone has different skin types and sensitivities, so it’s better to just apply your SPF and have a fun day outside!
Whether it be heat rashes or a rash from a plant, make sure you get it checked out and apply some anti-itch cream to avoid scratching the area vigorously.
The summer is a great time to get out, have fun and enjoy, but make sure you’re safe while doing so!