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Seasonal Colds and Flu: 12 Prevention Tips to Help Fight Viral Infections During Weather Change | health news


The sudden change in weather from winter to summer increases infections and flu-like symptoms. Doctors have reported that people are experiencing symptoms of viral flu, such as headache, fever, sore throat, cough and runny nose.

According to experts, the sudden change in weather from cold to warm temperatures has increased the incidence of seasonal diseases like viral infections and flu.

It is widely known that weather has a significant effect on general health. While the number of cardiovascular conditions increases in winter, the number of viral infections also increases during the change in weather.

Tips to prevent viral infections during seasonal changes

During inclement weather and peak viral activity, individuals can take these preventive measures listed by Dr. Vikas Doshi, Consultant Physician, Vailal Amin General Hospital, Vadodara to protect their health:

– Maintain strict hand hygiene by washing hands frequently with soap and water.

– Avoid direct contact with sick people to reduce exposure to airborne viruses.

– Wear a mask to prevent inhalation-based viral infections, especially when experiencing respiratory symptoms.

– Practice social distancing in crowded places to reduce the risk of airborne infection.

– Consume well-cooked food and safe water sources to prevent ingestion-based viral diseases.

– Wash fruits and vegetables thoroughly before eating to remove potential viral contaminants.

– Avoid eating stale or expired food to reduce the risk of foodborne viral infections.

– Wear full-sleeved cotton clothing and use mosquito repellent to repel mosquitoes and prevent mosquito-borne viral diseases.

– Regularly inspect and eliminate standing water sources around the home to reduce mosquito breeding grounds

– Ensure up-to-date vaccinations as per medical recommendations to boost immunity against specific viral diseases.

– Seek medical advice from a healthcare professional instead of self-medicating, especially if experiencing persistent symptoms.

– Be aware of weather extremes and take appropriate measures to reduce exposure, such as avoiding prolonged exposure to extreme temperatures.