Cysts often occur in many people in hot weather. "Summer influence" is a colloquial term without a medical definition. The cause of the disease is a number of pathogens. "These viruses have nothing to do with true flu," says Georg Pauli of the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin. "Although there are symptoms of high fever, cough or hoarseness, the causative agents are very different viruses." True flu often becomes much more difficult.
What can cause a summer flu?
the Causes of summer flu they are the same as cold-weather diseases: it is a virus infection that occurs mainly in summer. When people are crowded – for example, in summer festivals, in the outdoor pool, in summer sales, by bus or plane – the viruses have very short ways: they connect the cough, they talk or sneeze at their own similar.
If a heated and sweaty body is exposed to an increase in air currents in the summer, for example from an open window or from air conditioning, the mucous membranes dry out and therefore can no longer perform their proper function. as "protective shield". Therefore, viruses are more likely to invade the body and cause a summer flu.
In addition to cold symptoms, fever, chills, headache, ear and throat pain, vomiting, diarrhea or abdominal pain often occur. Viruses can invade all mucous membranes in the body, explains the Baden-Wrttemberg state medical association.
What helps against the summer influence?
Countermeasures can be adopted, among other things, with a healthy diet and exercise. It depends on the frequency, not the intensity. In other words, it would be better to jog every other day than to work hard at the gym only once a week.
The summer flu is usually not dangerous and after a few days it is exceeded. Physical protection, sufficient fluid intake with cool drinks and calf wrapping with cold fever contribute to rapid recovery. If symptoms persist for more than three days, consult a doctor.
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