How to prevent cold in hot summer

to avoid the occurrence of cold in summer, we should pay attention to daily life, strengthen our own physique and improve immunity through diet, nutrition and physical exercise. Cold is a “minor disease” that can be seen in every season. However, the hot climate in summer adds some discomfort to this seemingly unimportant minor disease, such as stuffy nose, sore throat, dizziness, brain swelling, nausea and vomiting, etc. Therefore, let’s explore the “background” of summer cold, and do a good job in protection from all aspects of life and diet, so that the cold can’t start

know yourself and know your enemy – what are the characteristics of summer colds

summer colds are common colds in summer. Different from influenza, they are not infectious. Cold in summer is mainly caused by virus infection, but if the treatment is not timely, it is easy to cause bacterial infection, especially for the elderly and infants with low immunity. 1f the cold treatment is not timely, it is most likely to be complicated with pneumonia or cause chronic diseases. 1n addition, due to the lower air pressure and higher humidity in summer, some of the exhaust gas in the air floats lower and mold grows, which is easy to cause acute attack of bronchial asthma, acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis, and even angina pectoris attack, stroke, etc. Therefore, this kind of people in hot weather or low air temperature, try to reduce going out

colds in summer are mainly characterized by severe fever and generally do not feel cold; Sweating a lot but not antipyretic; Symptoms such as upset, thirsty and sore throat are closely related to the characteristics of summer heat and dampness. Summer cold includes summer hot cold, hot cold, summer damp cold, gastrointestinal cold and other types. The difference between these kinds of cold is that in addition to nasal congestion, runny nose and fever, they also have different clinical manifestations:

summer hot cold is caused by intense heat, and its important feature is prominent heat image. Due to the invasion of summer heat, there are fever, slightly evil wind cold, sweating heat, fever, etc Upset, thirsty, yellow tongue coating and other symptoms

fever and cold are mostly caused by internal heat and thirst for cold, with nasal congestion, runny nose and fear of wind. Some patients also have sore throat and cough, with relatively mild symptoms

cold caused by heat dampness refers to the cold caused by feeling the evil of heat dampness in the heat dampness season. 1ts symptoms include fever, loss of appetite, chest tightness, heavy head and body sleepiness, dry mouth but little drinking water, etc

gastrointestinal cold is mostly manifested as gastrointestinal symptoms, such as fever, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea and so on

internal and external attack – to explore the causes of summer colds, we should always find the reasons from the internal and external aspects, that is, the physical quality and the external environment. Summer colds are no exception

the internal cause of cold in summer lies in the low immunity of human body, which leads to the attack of wind cold or summer heat. The following factors can affect the body’s resistance and induce the occurrence of cold: hot weather, easy to “catch fire” and increase sweating; The long day and short night, sultry weather affect sleep and rest, leading to lack of sleep; Summer heat and dampness affect the gastrointestinal function of the human body, resulting in loss of appetite and reduction of meat with more protein; The activity decreased with the increase of temperature

the main external cause of cold in summer is to be greedy for cool or feel hot and humid. For example, some people sweating with cold water punch or cold bath, causing sweat pore occlusion, leading to cold; Some people sleep in the open for summer, that is, they are easy to feel cold; Some people are greedy for coolness, turn on the air conditioner too long, increase the indoor and outdoor temperature difference, make the human body can not adapt, can cause summer cold< 1t can be seen that to avoid the occurrence of cold in summer, on the one hand, we should enhance our own constitution and immunity through diet, nutrition and physical exercise; On the other hand, we should also pay attention to daily life, do not immediately take a shower when sweating; No matter using air conditioner or fan, do not let the wind blow directly to yourself, try to reduce the indoor and outdoor temperature difference. Of course, the combination of work and rest, to ensure adequate sleep is also very important take precautions – the way to prevent cold in summer mental adjustment: hot and dry weather in summer, long day and short night, are easy to make people irritable. Therefore, we should pay attention to mental adjustment, maintain a happy and stable mood, avoid great sorrow and great joy, so as not to help heat with heat and add fuel to the fire daily life is regular: take a moderate nap to replenish energy; 1t is not suitable to blow a fan when sleeping, and it is not suitable to sleep in the open at night. When the temperature is high, especially in the afternoon, outdoor work or activities should be avoided as far as possible; Avoid exposure to the sun for a long time. At the same time, take sunscreen measures, such as wearing light or plain color clothes, wearing sunshade hat, straw hat or umbrella, carrying sunstroke medicine for first aid frequently used drugs: some commonly used drugs can be kept at home, and they can be used in case of mild cold symptoms. Such as Huoxiang Zhengqi water, Shuanghuanglian oral liquid, Ganmao granule and so on. 1f the elderly have a stuffy nose, runny nose, hot cold, you can wash your feet before going to bed, take a small piece of Shangshi Zhitong ointment and stick it on Yongquan acupoint of both feet, and replace it every 24 hours. Of course, according to their symptoms, consult a doctor, and then choose the appropriate medication drink more water: water is an indispensable substance for human metabolism. Traditional Chinese medicine has the saying that “sweat is the heart fluid”. 1n summer, people’s pores open and sweat more than in other seasons. Excessive sweating leads to the decrease of body fluid and injury of body fluid. Therefore, we should pay attention to drinking more water. Drink seven or eight glasses of water every day to replenish water for your body at any time; After strenuous exercise, you can drink a cup of light salt water; 1f you stay in the air-conditioned room for a long time, you can drink a cup of brown sugar ginger water to get rid of the cold pay attention to diet: when the weather is hot, people’s appetite is not good, their digestive function is reduced, and they are prone to fatigue, epigastric discomfort and other symptoms. Therefore, we must adjust our diet in summer, and pay attention to light food, bitter food, less salty food, less sweet food, and potassium supplement of vegetables and fruits. Eating too much high salt food will reduce the secretion of saliva; High sugar food will also consume the body’s water and vitamins, causing dry mouth, low immune function, easy to cause a cold. Therefore, we should eat less salty or sweet food and focus on light diet. Light food, such as winter melon, towel gourd and other summer vegetables with cool nature and sweet taste, as well as mung bean porridge, lotus seed and Lily porridge, lotus leaf porridge and other porridge products, can clear away heat and appetizer. The alkaloids contained in bitter food have the functions of relieving heat and heat, promoting blood circulation and relaxing blood vessels. Therefore, eating bitter food such as balsam pear, bitter vegetables, tea and cocoa properly can not only clear the mind and mind, but also enhance appetite, strengthen spleen and stomach in summer, sweating is more and more potassium ions are lost with sweat, even causing hypokalemia, fatigue, dizziness, headache, loss of appetite and other symptoms. Therefore, you can eat some potassium containing food properly to prevent potassium deficiency. Fresh vegetables and fruits contain more potassium, such as strawberry, litchi, peach and plum; Vegetables, green onions, celery, soybeans and so on are rich in potassium. Tea also contains more potassium. Drinking more tea in hot weather can not only relieve summer heat, but also supplement potassium, killing two birds with one stone

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