Saturday, January 28, 2023

Suffocating heat wave: recommendations on taking care of your health

Facing a new heat wave that will include a severe heat wave in the coming weeks Buenos Aires Ministry of Health promotes some care with the aim of raising awareness among the population Focuses on a variety of topics: comprehensive care, dengue, covid vaccination, consumer care and mental health, pleasurable sexual practices, and body and diversity.

heat wave in argentina

The motto of the awareness scheme is “Enjoying the Province is Health”. On the official website of the Government of the Province of Buenos Aires, a series of recommendations Including, How to avoid health problems in high temperature which are being registered, which can generate “heat stroke”.

most vulnerable to heat stroke, which is acquired by prolonged exposure to high temperatures, is children and older adults. To avoid such pictures people are advised to take Water abundantly and frequently throughout the dayIn addition to avoiding sunbathing between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., and always wear sunscreen and a hat.

As is often recommended year after year, People should use cotton clothes and light colors for the condition. In addition to a dose of physical activity. In case of lactating mothers, it is recommended that they breastfeed more often, as well as, Bathe them frequently or wet their body.

Hydration is essential to withstand high temperatures

dengue and heat care

With the advent of heat wave, the incidence of dengue fever increases, so it is essential to keep the interiors and backs of houses, gardens and courtyards unhygienic.

Eliminate potential breeding sites for mosquitoes This is the most effective preventive measure against this disease. for that you have to Remove all unnecessary items that can collect rainwater (eg cans, empty bottles, tyres, pots etc.).

for useful containers, such as empty buckets and bowls and leave them upside down That’s why they don’t store water. Containers used to hold water (such as tanks and barrels) must be covered. The water in animal drinkers and vases, both indoors and outdoors, should be renewed every three days.

Consumption Care and Mental Health

In the statement of the province he also indicated that people’s consumption should be controlled, for which reason he mentioned in a section to take into account: first analyze what will be your limit (responsible consumption); Think of being together; Do not mix water and drink before, during and after consumption; Make sure you are aware of the origin of what you consume; remember that Not all substances produce the same effect And with equal intensity in each person; Do not consume alcohol or any substances if you are going to drive.

Pleasuring Sexual Behavior, Bodies and Variations

The points he referred to included sexual behavior and the care taken to prevent exposure sexually transmitted infections, take care of condom use And it was also mentioned to be attentive to the signs that attract our attention and that are telling us about infection.

Use only one condom for each sexual practice: check expiry date Do not expose it to sunlight or heat, verify that the packaging is sealed and that there is air in it by touching it in the center. Condoms are free, and can be requested at the nearest health center and hospital.

One of the points highlighted in the communique of the Province of Buenos Aires is regarding the situation Vaccination against COVID-19. Ministry of Health indicates that it is Required to complete and update schematics Vaccination against COVID-19.

In the letter, he has explained in detail that people should get in touch to update their plans and apply related reinforcement (3rd, 4th and 5th dose), if 4 months have passed since the last application, and according to the corresponding age group.

COVID-19 Vaccination Centers operate daily across the province where they can participate without prior shift and closest to home: List of centers in the province.

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