Pub­lic warned vs sum­mer ail­ments

Sun.Star Davao - - TOP STORIES - By Ka­rina V. Cañedo

City Health of­fi­cer Dr. Josephine Vil­la­fuerte warns the pub­lic against heat stroke and other ail­ments that can be ac­quired dur­ing sum­mer.

Vil­la­fuerte said symp­toms of heat stroke in­clude dizzi­ness and weak­ness.

"You must drink lots of wa­ter, stay in shape and wear pro­tec­tive gears and um­brella," she said.

She also added that con­junc­tivi­tis or sore eyes are also among the highly con­ta­gious dis­eases that tend to in­fect more dur­ing sum­mer.

Another one is di­ar­rhea, es­pe­cially in hin­ter­land ar­eas where potable wa­ter is scarce.

"Kung saan-saan na lang sila magkuha ng wa­ter so pwede sila magka­roon ng di­ar­rhea," she said.

She said hot sea­son also brings about food poi­son­ing since food spoils eas­ily if placed un­der hot tem­per­a­ture.

"When pre­pared, food should be eaten within two hours, and max­i­mum of four hours," she said.

Vil­la­fuerte ad­vised the pub­lic to prac­tice per­sonal hy­giene prop­erly. Also to avoid heat stroke, one should not go out un­der the sun af­ter 10 a.m., she ad­vised.

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