How to keep winter health problems at bay
Subzero temperatures and snowfall: Yes in Germany Winter arrived The cold months also bring a number health problems with it, from flu viruses to dry skin to Winter blues fold. Yes some tips can help you stay healthy during this time.
Cold, gloomy autumn and winter days can be quite frustrating at times. It is not unusual for health problems to arise during these months. A recent post from the renowned Cleveland Clinic (USA) summarizes some tips that can help keep such problems at bay.
Recommendations against dry lips
Winter can be tough on your lips. The cold air outside and dry air from the heater can dry out your lips, making them sore and chapped. Dermatologist Dr. Melissa Piliang explains in the article how this can be avoided. She recommends:
- Use lip balm ointment base
- Hands off Lip balm with camphor, eucalyptus and menthol
- Make sure you use a lip balm sun protection contains
- Drink you enough
- Not the lips lick
- Not for peeling lips rub
Skin care in winter
Winter weather also demands a lot from our skin. Sufficient skin protection is therefore particularly important in the cold season. Dermatologist Dr. Alejandra Estemalik has some recommendations for winter skin care in another post:
- Limit the duration and frequency of your take a shower
- Wear after showering humidifier on
- You’re looking odorless products
- avoid care products with ingredients irritating to the skin
- Protect your hands with glove
Avoid respiratory diseases
Dry winter air can dry out your sinuses. This is also why respiratory diseases such as colds and flu, as well as nosebleeds, are so common in winter. Protect yourself with these tips from family doctor Dr. Daniel Allan summarized:
- Use one humidifier
- Increase yours hydration
- Take Omega 3 supplements
- take a shower They are shorter and not very hot
- Wear natural humidifier on
Good hand hygiene
Importance hand washing has been highlighted in the past few years by the coronavirus pandemic. But it’s not just a good idea during a pandemic. Good hand hygiene can help you better avoid infections with pathogens such as flu viruses or conjunctivitis.
Minimize allergy symptoms
You with seasonal allergy he could breathe a sigh of relief when there was little or no pollen flying in the cold months. But unfortunately, cooler weather does not mean relief for all allergy sufferers. Dust mites, mold or pets can make life difficult for them.
Allergist Dr. Sandra Hong advises sufferers to use the following tactics to minimize the risk of sneezing and itchy eyes.
- use dust mite coverswash in hot water and dry on high heat
- Clean areas such as kitchens, bathrooms and basements with a bleach solution to keep them dry and clean without mold to preserve
- Let pets not in the bedroom
- Besides, a lot vacuuming it is also beneficial to bathe pets weekly and brush them outside
Avoid being overweight
Winter brings the holidays, and festive gatherings often involve lots of food. It’s common to gain a few pounds during the colder months. It is therefore advisable to do so even in the cold months Fitness routine maintain, if necessary, through indoor sports activities.
Moreover, there should be more of them, at least on “non-celebratory” days the whole meal be set on fewer calories to prevent obesity as much as possible.
During the darker months of fall and winter, some people experience something called seasonal affective disorder (SAD), also known as winter depression or the fall blues.
Sufferers often feel apathetic, sad or depressed, have symptoms such as sleep problemsno or increased appetite and difficulty concentrating.
And what can help here? In principle, the main treatment elements of depressive disorders (psychotherapy, medication) are applied to seasonal depression, but with the addition of specific therapies such as Light therapy enlarged.
For lighter complaints, the motto is: light, activities and sports. Go outside as often as possible and in any weather – ideally for an hour or more. (advertisement)
Author and source information
This text meets the requirements of the medical literature, medical guidelines and current studies and has been reviewed by health professionals.
- Cleveland Clinic: 9 Tips to Stay Healthy During the Long, Cold Winter Months, (Abruf: 11/19/2022), Cleveland Clinic
- Cleveland Clinic: 5 Tips to Get Rid of Chapped Lips, (Abruf: 11/19/2022), Cleveland Clinic
- Cleveland Clinic: Top Winter Skin Care Tips, (Abruf: 11/19/2022), Cleveland Clinic
- Cleveland Clinic: How dry winter air can cause respiratory problems – from bronchitis to nosebleeds, (Abruf: 11/19/2022), Cleveland Clinic
- Cleveland Clinic: 3 Reasons Your Indoor Allergies Are Worse in Winter (And How to Fight Back!), (Abruf: 11/19/2022), Cleveland Clinic
This article contains general advice only and should not be used for self-diagnosis or treatment. It cannot replace a doctor’s visit.