Hip hi, summer is coming. Depending on where you are in the world this usually means warm weather, more free time and hopefully a vacation too. Unfortunately, summer also brings health risks. How about sunburn or heat stroke? If you want a carefree holiday, click through this gallery and prepare yourself for summer ailments.

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Be extra careful with ready meals and red meat during the summer. Keep your food in a cool place as much as possible during a BBQ or picnic.

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According to the Center for Disease Control, about 3,000 Americans die from food poisoning each year. Stay hydrated so you can fight food poisoning.

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Heat rash usually occurs in children but it can happen to anyone. It happens when our sweat glands are blocked. This makes them swell and can itch.

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Normally, heat rash heals on its own after a few days. If you’re in pain and it swells up, it’s best to see a doctor.

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What better way to escape the heat than by taking a refreshing dip? Be aware of the risks.

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Swimmers are more likely to have bacterial infections or waterborne illnesses.

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Natural water sources can cause diseases of the digestive system.
Make sure the water you dive in is clean if your body is sensitive to it.

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Enterovirus is a virus with side effects such as fever, headache and sore throat.

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Other symptoms include a rash or mouth ulcers. You can ease the pain with medication until the virus is gone.

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Summer headaches are most persistent, according to the National Headache Foundation.

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You can prevent and cure it by drinking a lot of water and a painkiller will also help.

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What is a sunstroke? It happens when our cooling mechanism overheats and our body temperature rises above 40°C.

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Symptoms that may indicate that you have heat stroke include headaches, dizziness, and feeling faint. Treat heatstroke with cooling on the outside of your body with ice cold water and by drinking cold drinks.

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Sunburn is sometimes difficult to prevent, since many still want that tanned shade.

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The damage from sunburn depends on many things. For example, the time and temperature. Either way, you should avoid it by protecting your body with sunscreen, clothing, and staying out of the sun during the hottest part of the day.

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Mosquitoes are Mother Nature’s evil enemy. Diseases can be transmitted by insects and there are treatments for that. However, in developing countries they can cause deadly diseases.

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Prevent insect infections by wearing long-sleeved t-shirts and pants with long legs in risky areas. Check your children twice a day for ticks and Deet can also be very good for prevention.

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A number of viruses are active in the summer. Polio is perhaps the most infamous.

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Polio has been eradicated in most parts of the world thanks to vaccinations. However, other diseases such as foot and mouth disease can also be harmful.

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You have to watch out for parainfluenza virus 3, it has the same symptoms as the flu and cold but can also lead to pneumonia.

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There are plenty of ways to avoid getting sick while traveling.

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Always research which diseases are common in the countries you travel to and what the experiences are of other travelers. Read the medical advice for the country concerned carefully.

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