Seasonal health care



In the morning and evening, the cool autumn air is on the threshold. When the seasons change, it is easy to get respiratory diseases, allergic diseases, and dermatitis. This is because the mind and body, tired of the heat and rainy season in summer, cannot adapt to the sudden cool weather, so they become infected with the virus due to reduced immunity.



If the daily temperature difference is severe or the dry weather continues, the mucous membrane in the nose tends to dry out and the biorhythm is lost, weakening the immunity against viruses. In particular, the elderly, children, and chronic respiratory diseases can cause serious complications, so you should be careful about body temperature control. It is also recommended to get the flu vaccine between September and early November to prevent winter flu.



Allergic diseases and respiratory diseases are also easily caught in the changing seasons of autumn. The excrement of house dust mites and insect debris that breed in summer floats in the air, causing allergic rhinitis, conjunctivitis, and asthma. The symptoms of allergic rhinitis are similar to colds with repeated sneezing, clear runny nose, and stuffy nose, but it is easy to recur and in some cases, it is accompanied by allergic conjunctivitis in which the eye area is red.



In allergic rhinitis and conjunctivitis, it is urgent to remove the causative agent. Avoid using carpets, sofas, curtains, rugs, etc. where house dust mites breed a lot, and ventilate them frequently. For drug treatment, take an antihistamine or spray the drug directly into the nose.



As the air dries out, itching and other skin diseases are also a concern. In particular, people with dry skin or atopic dermatitis may suffer from severe symptoms and blisters. People with atopic dermatitis or dry skin should not take a bath as often as possible and should not stay in hot or steamy baths for a long time. It is recommended to apply a moisturizer such as lotion or oil while showering, and to keep the humidity in the room at 50-60%. If the itching is severe, you should see a dermatologist.