CD. DE MÉXICO.- The Christmas holidays came to an end and with it the return to school and work by families. However, with the winter season, flu and covid-19 cases have been reported, the cold as well as temperature changes affect people’s health. Only, Conagua indicates that in the Valley of Mexico the environment will continue from cold to very cold with possible frost in the mornings, from 4:00 to 7:00 hours.
In addition, the return to school is not being the same for all the states of the Mexican Republic, since in entities such as Baja California, Nuevo León, Querétaro, San Luis Potosí, Tamaulipas and the State of Mexico they implemented special measures due to the low temperatures caused by the new Cold Front 22 or by the rise in infections caused by the sixth wave of COVID 19.
“Although there are favorable conditions for the return to activities, it is important to keep your guard up to prevent your children from getting sick or contracting coronavirus, among other diseases. Schools are centers of coexistence that encourage children to interact with others, presenting themselves with tools, greeting, playing with their hands, taking and returning objects, as well as sharing food, so if there is a case of a sick person, these factors could increase the risk of contagion”, comments Dr. Jazmín Rodríguez Vilchis, Medical Manager of Laboratorios Serral.
With the above, the Grupo Farmaceutico Somar team prepared five tips that you must follow to take care of your health and that of your children in this return to school.
Take care of temperature changes
It is important to be careful when going outside, diseases are the order of the day and changes in temperature encourage you to catch a cold and get sick. Put on a sweater, do not generate sudden changes in temperature, such as air conditioning inside a car and heat outside. Or heating inside the house and going out into the cold.
The SEP has even made changes to the hours of admission to schools in Morelos, Nuevo León Sonora, and Zacatecas for preschool, primary, and secondary students, due to the low temperatures that occur in the morning and with the aim of preventing respiratory diseases. That’s why it’s important that you wrap your children up when it’s time to go to school, with a scarf, sweater, gloves and even double socks.
Shields your immune system
The immune system must be protected and constantly receiving reinforcements to defend the body from different viruses, for them there are various types of supplements, such as Oxital C, which is vitamin C, generally indicated for the prevention and treatment of the common cold since it strengthens the immune system. Another function is to contribute to the formation of collagen for tissue repair.
Oxital C are effervescent tablets that strengthen the immune system. In addition, they act as antioxidants for the healing of wounds, fractures and burns, as well as in the treatment of respiratory diseases and urinary tract infections. This vitamin, called ascorbic acid, is also obtained through a diet rich in fruits and vegetables; In addition, it is essential for vision, the immune system, as well as the proper functioning of the heart, lungs, kidneys, and other vital organs.
Be careful with sun exposure
Infants are exposed to sunlight during a ceremony, recess, physical education or after school. Walking outdoors without protection can cause long-term acute damage, such as sunburn, skin cancer and premature photoaging, so it is imperative that your children use sunscreen regularly.
Due to its softness, children’s skin has a thinner protective outer layer, which is why the risk of erosion, infection or sunburn is much greater than in adults. Given this, it is advisable to use a sunscreen for children that is resistant to Moisturizing, Hypoallergenic, Emollient Water.
The KIDS Sunscreen consists of a face and body cream for daily use, with a Sun Protection factor that allows you to spend more time exposed to the sun. This class of creams are designed to block the entire spectrum of ultraviolet rays (UVA and UVB), which are responsible for skin damage: premature aging and more serious lesions, such as skin cancer.
Physical activity can help remove bacteria from the lungs and airways, thereby reducing the chances of catching a cold, flu, or other respiratory illness. Exercise causes changes in antibodies and leukocytes.
Leukocytes are the cells of the immune system that fight disease through antibodies, proteins that neutralize bacteria and external agents. These antibodies and white blood cells circulate faster with regular exercise, so they can detect and fight disease more quickly and effectively.
When you exercise, your body temperature rises during and immediately after exercise, preventing bacterial growth. This rise in temperature helps the body better fight an infection, similar to what happens when you have a fever.
Correct use of mouth covers
“Although the use of face masks has been dismissed after two years of the pandemic, it is necessary to continue using it, and not downplay it or stop using it correctly, let’s remember that this instrument must be used by the person who is sick, as well as their saliva secretions when speaking or sneezing, they do not contaminate another person”, comments the doctor from Serral Laboratories and adds that “it is necessary that directors of schools and workplaces continue to encourage use, especially in closed spaces”.
Remember that it is advisable to use N95 masks, avoid generic brands or those made of fabric, which do not have health authority certifications, in addition, it must be changed after several days of use, likewise, it must cover the mouth and nose completely to avoid leaking a virus.
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