10 tips to avoid the cold

Due to the temperature drops registered in the first days of 2012, the Federal Health Secretariat (Ssa), calls on the population to take precautions and avoid the spread of respiratory diseases and other health damages such as poisoning bycarbon monoxide or Burns , whose incidence increases because of the cold fronts

In this regard, the Ssa reported that during the last week of December there were 58 cases associated with the cold season 2011-2012, of which 44 were due to poisoning by carbon monoxide or another gas, one for hypothermia and eight for burn, in Chihuahua, and five cases for carbon monoxide poisoning in Sonora.

What to do to avoid getting sick?

The Ministry of Health, gives you the following recommendations, so that you strengthen your immune system and you feel good:

  1. Keep warm and avoid sudden changes in temperature.
  2. Consume plenty of fluids, fruits and vegetables with vitamins A and C.
  3. Cover your mouth and nose with a scarf so you do not breathe cold air.
  4. Wash your hands often.
  5. Avoid exposure to environmental contaminants.
  6. Do not fumes in closed places; near children, the elderly and sick people.
  7. Uses cream to protect your skin from the cold.
  8. Prevents minors and older adults from handling hot liquids.
  9. Turn off candles, braceros and lighters before sleeping.
  10. Do not you automediques . In case of any discomfort, it is essential that you go immediately to the doctor.

Remember to make exercise Yes it is beneficial to strengthen your defenses. Do it indoors and before leaving, wrap up well, so that changes in temperature do not affect your health. Beware!

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