These seasonal peculiarities require that adequate and appropriate measures be taken for individuals to be in top shape and feel good. The chilly, soggy has given way to a dry, sweltering weather that places more demands on everyone, as it brought its trail of harmattan with its accompanying problems.
Cough, cold, catarrh, dry and itchy skin are some of the common ailments that are experienced during this period. And though this might seem minor but the discomfort they cause when fully blown could be avoided as much as possible.
More than ever, fruits and vegetables containing essential vitamins and minerals are needed to keep the body warm and protected from contracting avoidable infections.
Aside the dietary aspect, however, the type of clothes worn also matters a lot. Warm and comfortable clothes that cover their bodies and also protect against chilly weather. And as much as possible, warm drinks and baths are to be preferred now.
It is also expected that there will be more dust from getting into the nose, eyes and mouth is, therefore, mandatory. People with cough, catarrh, who are liable to sneezing, should always ensure they desist from spreading these to others by using handkerchiefs, tissues, which should be properly disposed of. The warm, dry, weather carries around germs and bacteria that gives rise to these ailments, making it possible for easy transmission to others.
A lot of water should be consumed now, as this keeps the body well-nourished and hydrated. It also helps in the elimination of toxins through sweating and urination. All undesirable, alien elements in the body are thereby flushed out, leaving the body healthy and toxin-free.
Dust is kept from constituting a problem in the home and the surroundings through frequent mopping or vacuum cleaning.
If in spite of all measures taken, any of these seasonal ailments still come calling, it is the recommended fruits, vegetables and plenty of water that will do the trick and bring the much-needed cure and relief.
So, when you are down with cold, cough or catarrh, simply keep on chewing these fruits and vegetables while washing them down with lots of water to aid digestion and keep the body well hydrated.