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Melford MillerParticipant20/02/2017 at 04:53Post count: 22
Good day to you all.
I am 75 years of age and a Medical Practitioner of 45 years experience.
I have personally witnessed an obvious change in the weather in and around Lagos.
You might have also witnessed it in your area as well.
But if you have not then please take note of these important advises to help guard your health and protect your life.
The weather is very cold in the morning, dry (humid) and hot in the afternoon.
These dramatic changes occurring in the weather poses many health risks and dangers upon us.
And we need to take critical look at them so we don’t develop any complications.
As a result of these changes.
People are at a high risk for upper respiratory infections as a result of inhalation of dust
Epistaxis; bleeding through the nose as a result of humid air that cause blood vessels in the nose to break.
Dehydration due to dry air or humidity
Eye infections like conjunctivitis due to dryness and dust.
Dried skins cracked lips and other lesions
High tendency of bleeding
Poor water hygiene may also occur leading to other gastrointestinal effects like vomiting and diarrhea.
Preventive Measures are:
Wear protective clothes such as jackets, trousers, socks and stockings wherever appropriate and necessary
Drink more water of 6 to 8 sachets or more in a day.
Use appropriate skin cream , the best I can recommend is Shea butter.
Apply them on areas that are prone to dryness like the lips, hair, face heals of the foot etc.
Please don’t expose your body
Do as much as possible to avoid dusty areas.
You can help us sprinkle some water at dusty areas in your Community.
Cover your mouth when sneezing or coughing to prevent spread of infectious micro organisms.
Do as much as possible to prevent any form of injury since this can cause a lot bleeding.
Reduce strenuous activities that may lead to high oxygen demand.
Ensure good personal hygiene.
Take in more fruits and vegetables to help boost immunity.
Take enough time to rest.
Please let us spread this vital information so we can save lives.
Remember prevention is better than cure.
By Dr. N. Ade Ekemode.
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