6 Health Disorders that one must concern on this Summer

Eye healthThe torching heat of summer causes an array of health problems. Direct exposure to sunlight in this season may cause various types of skin disorders, excess sweating can cause dehydration and lack of energy and body heat may interrupt your digestive function as well. Here below we introduce 5 disorders you should be particularly careful about in this summer.


#1. Sore eyes

Sore eyes or the disorder medically known as conjunctivitis happens due to a particular group of virus or bacteria and in summer as the chances of being exposed to skin irritants is higher we are more vulnerable to get in than other seasons. The peak of summer make us exposed to a dustier environment in areas known to have a dry climate or in other humid areas we heavy sweating allows contagious elements to get closer to skin or body parts. So in summer take extra protection from coming in touch with contagious elements to avoid sore eyes. Avoid rubbing your eyes without cleaning your hands and use sunglasses in dusty environment.

#2. Solar Erythema

Sunburn is common summertime disorder that occurs due to direct exposure to burning sunlight in tropical weather. Solar erythema is more serious type of sunburn which occurs due to Ultra-Violet rays of the sun. Solar erythema causes discoloration of the skin and lead to serious skin disorders and even skin cancer in some cases. Avoid direct exposure to sunlight with bare areas of the body and do not spend outdoor under torching sunlight for hours.


#3. Cough and Cold

Cough and cold is the commonest health problem that occurs during summer. With temperature shooting upward our body struggles to cope up. It is common among people to drink a lot of cold beverages and get into air-conditioned room temperature to seek comfort from the burning heat outside. But this sudden change of temperature and being exposed to this stark contrast becomes hectic for the body and normally lead to cough and cold syndromes like mild fever, running nose, cough, etc. Do not get into cold temperature of an air-conditioned room when just coming off sunlight and without coping up with room temperature do not drink cold beverages.

Digestive disorders are most common in summer time because of dehydration, lack of digestive fluid secretion (more sweating leads to lack of body fluid) and slow rate of metabolism. In the summer season stomach upset and indigestion are common. To prevent stomach problems drink more water and fluid substance and try to consume food that are easy to digest and cool in character.

#5. Tinea Versicolor

In summer time due to our exposure to torching sunlight and extreme heat and sweating we suffer most from various skin disorders like skin rashes, eruptions, etc. It is a skin disorder which is particularly common in this season due to extreme heat and sweating. The disorder is a kind of skin rashes or discoloration of skin observed particularly in people in tropical climatic condition or in extreme hot and humid weather condition. A type of yeasts or fungus called Malassezia Globosa is held responsible for majority of cases of tinea versicolor. In humid and hot environment these yeasts affect the skin surface by causing rashes and discoloration. Though the problem is not harmful or painful at all it can spread to larger skin areas and can be damaging to normal skin condition.


The major symptoms of the disorder include the following.

  • Scales on the skin.
  • Discoloration of the skin leading to pale skin, dark or pink undertone.
  • In some severe cases itching on the affected areas can be observed. 

To prevent tinea versicolor affecting your skin in the summer time you need to avoid direct exposure to sunlight. Maintaining cleanliness and hygiene, especially to remain free of sweat is advised particularly since one becomes vulnerable to this disorder in hot and humid condition most. Distancing oneself from any type of contaminating effects from environment is also advised since certain types of fungal infection are responsible for this skin disorder. As soon as you see the first signs of any skin rashes and discoloration consult a skin disease specialist and follow medication as per his guidance.