Boy aged 10 years otherwise Healthy, complained of Abdomen pain especially in afternoons. Lady has severe headache which increases as day progresses. Lady history of, Diabetes complains of severe tender feet. Her other lab values are within normal range. 72 year old man complains of severe giddiness and feels disoriented. Girl aged thirteen years is very dull and lies down soon after her school and has no interest in studies of late.
Summer brings in on array of consequences and I will not talk about all common knowledge. Still few things should be brushed up before we face another scorching summer. Do you see any connection in all the above cases yes, you are right! It is due to effects of summer.
As Dr. Hahnemann says indispositions or small changes in health state, should be rectified accordingly. If it is severe then medication should be used. Simple steps have rectified these complaints. That is what this write- up is all about.
To fight dehydration people think it’s enough to drink tonnes of water but contrary to it, drinking lots of water makes you feel bloated and does not give you essential salts which are lost through sweating, visibly or otherwise. Staying indoors also does not give complete protection against sun stroke as you may have observed. Few people have a Fad of putting Drips as they call it, in hospitals when they feel tired. If only when your system faces depleting of electrolytes- due to sudden severe loss, just like in Sun stroke or diarrohea; Intra Venous salination will lead to congestion of lungs and wheezing. It must not be by choice but only based on Doctors advice and not otherwise.
Drink spoonful’s every one hour or so, liquids like glucose\sugar 1 teaspoon with a pinch of salt in one litre of water or ORS. This is as good as ‘Drips’! Keep a jug filled with freshly made lemon juice or ORS or buttermilk, in the most accessible area of your home let everyone passing by have few mouthfuls. This is the best way to be rehydrated.
Tender coconut is great but avoid at nights as its cooling effect may bring on snuffles. You can have Jal jeera or jeera water as you can prepare it at home. Not to mention Lassi, butter milk, eat watery fruits, and cucumbers, watermelons etc. along with all the seasonal offerings. Consciously reduce intake of Colas and fizzy drinks especially on an empty stomach. It will have corroding effect on your stomach and may lead to Ulcers. Even eat a whole tomato, carrot or a fruit, along with your favourite snacks.
Medicines like Kali mur 6X and Ferr Phos 6X or Nat Phos 6X can help to overcome effects of summer heat and prevent Diarrhoea. Kali Phos 6X, Mag Phos 6x and Calc Phos 6x along with above can be mixed with ORS and had every one hour once. Nat Mur 6X will help to alleviate prickly heat. Powders should not be used upon prickly heat as it blocks sweat pores and may lead to increase in temperature / feverishness as we say.
Keep it cool this summer; as much near to nature as possible avoiding icy cold drinks, health will not be a major concern and you can enjoy to the fullest!!