The nose is flowing, it hurts the head and the person feels tired and tired. In the winter, nothing out of the ordinary – but even in the summer it can be nasty stud Nests and let us not let go for days. What about the myth of summer flu in fact, there are those stud come here and what you can do about it, learn here.
In summer: no flu, but stud
Who thinks of such summer flu to suffer, it actually means more stud, Appropriate flu – too flu – is an acute respiratory disease that can even become life-threatening through flu Virus released, Federal Center for Health Education (BZgA). However, the signs of such flu could actually be the same as one stud – or spacious summer flu – cinnamon.
That would be strong BZgA in both diseases to throat pain, cough, headache or even a cold. In one flu But you should also expect high temperatures – usually above 39 degrees. "The big difference to the usual stud are the consequences that are so contagious flu there may be, "explains the Hanover GP Mathias BerndAt worst, it can lead to inflammation of the heart muscle.
Sick in the summer – why right now?
Instead of enjoying the sun, you feel unhappy and would rather not leave the house. "In the winter, significantly more people have colds than in the summer," says the GP. But in the summer, air conditioners are especially guilty coldswe have to cope.
The warmer it is, the more everything in us cries for cooling. "People set their climate systems too high," he says Berndt, "The body adjusts from heat outward to warmer temperatures. Then the energy of the whole body is brought to heat retention and then you can get sick quickly."
Weak immune system through sports
Open car windows – or any drafts we are exposed to – can also be to blame. Extensive sunbathing or high-temperature sports also help weaken the immune system. Once the body's immune system is attacked, it is much easier for viruses to invade our body and make us sick.
Fast recovery: what you can do
If us stud At worst, we won't even get out of bed. "It's important now to be sure that the body is really resting," he says Mathias BerndAs with real flu, the body needs time to repair and strengthen the immune system. Sufficient drinking is also very important. Anti-inflammatory teas like chamomile tea and sage or anti-inflammatory ginger infusions help you feel better faster.
Do your drafts really make you sick?
When the nose is tight and the head hurts, inhaling water vapor can also help. Just add eucalyptus oil – to dissolve mucus – or chamomile tea in hot water and keep your head with a towel over it. Inhale hot steam for five to ten minutes and repeat up to three times daily if necessary.
Stay healthy: what should you pay attention to?
To one stud Avoid the summer and the next hot wave To be able to lie with friends and family again in the lake, one should not set the air conditioners too low: The difference in outside temperature should in no case be too high, confirm Mathias BerndThe exercise also helps to strengthen the defense system. But: wet sweaters should always be removed as soon as possible.
Nutrition also plays an important role in strengthening the immune system, informs the Verbraucherzentrale Baden-Württemberg. If you drink enough water and pay attention to a healthy diet with lots of fruits and vegetables, summer flu trick to win. Vitamin D storage is fueled by sunshine – too much sun, however, weakens us again. Healthy mediocrity ensures that we feel better and do not get sick so quickly.
And one more tip: "Everyone who avoids sleep deprivation is chased by fewer infections," notes Berndt fixed.
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by Heidi Becker/ RND