Winterton Medical Practice

SEASONS

Seasonal Ailments 

How to treat and prevent seasonal ailments

In general practice, in hospitals and in other areas of the NHS, seasonal health issues arise - either acutely or as a result of past exposures leading to longer term problems

Unprotected exposure to sunlight is a major risk factor in skin cancers, for example. We will provide seasonal updates on this page - so that you are aware of the particular issues that commonly arise.

For further information and guidance on summer healh, you can visit nhs.uk website.

SUMMER

Here are some tips on a  few common summer health issues

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Vitamin D

Vitamen D is essential for healthy bones. In the UK we get most of our vitamin D from sunlight exposure - from late March to the end of September

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Heatwave

Most of us welcome summer, but when its too hot, there are health risks. In England there are on average 2000 heat-related deaths every year.

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Sun Protection

Advice for adults and children on sunscreen and sun safety in the UK and abroad. Sunburn increases your risk of skin cancer - even in the UK.

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Barbeques

Summer is a great time for an outdoor barbeque. Find out how to cook & store food correctly to minimise the risk of food poisoning & Ecoli

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Hay Fever

Hay fever is usually worse March to late September in warm, humid & windy conditions. This is when the pollen count is at its highest.

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 Beach Safety

Most stings from sea creatures in the UK are not serious and can be treated with first aid. However, sometimes, you may need to go to hospital.

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