Common Summer Health Problems  

Health and Wellness 30 August 2015 | 0 Comments


Summer never ends for many Singaporeans because it feels that way all throughout the year no matter what. Summer is a fun season except for the scourging heat of course. As parents, we have to be wary of common summer health problems so we can be prepared.


Here are the common summer health problems that we should watch out:

  • Asthma: Summer or not, there are Singaporeans with asthma condition. Asthma attack is conspicuous during summer because of the air pollution smog and mold growth because of high humidity. If the air pollution or pollen levels are high, it is better to stay indoors.
  • Swimmer’s ear: When water gets stuck in the ear canal, it is called otitis externa or commonly called swimmer’s ear. When it is summer, we love the pools but we will not get away with this condition. Doctors recommend that we dry our ears thoroughly after swimming to prevent the water from getting stuck in our ear canals.


  • Hyperthermia: Hyperthermia refers to a wide range of heat-related illnesses. This happens when our body “overheats”. Our body has the ability to cool down but when it is summer, there are people who are susceptible to hyperthermia. These people can experience heat exhaustion or heat stroke.
  • Coxsackie virus: This kind of virus love the summer season. The virus causes hand, foot and mouth disease. The infections first affect the children below ten years old. Children may suffer sore throat, fever, drooling, oral ulcers and many more.
  • Lyme disease: Lymes are also popular here in Singapore. Lyme disease peaks when it is summer time. Ticks are really disturbing and embarrassing. If our children experience headache, rash and other symptoms, we have to bring them to our doctors right away.


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