5 TIPS for seniors to cope with rainy season

When it comes to rainy season, many people may like it because the weather will be colder.

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Especially when we sleep and listen to the rain sound, we do not want to wake up. On the other hand, there are many people who do not like the rain because it is wet and slushy.

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Rain can be inconvenience for transportation, increase a risk of accident, and increase the risk of sickness. Almost all children and seniors used to be sick in rainy season, because they are not as strong as young people.

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The special care is required. Today, Nong SUkH has the following advice for seniors to cope with rainy season happily without illness, and without accident. They are easy to do, the important thing is to be prepared.

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1. Check the vehicle condition

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If the seniors are still strong enough to go out on their own, the condition of vehicle should be checked before leaving home.

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For example, car’s parts should be checked to prepare for heavy rain, such as a wiper should not make a loud noise when it is used. If the wiper is not in a good condition, it can be dangerous as we cannot see clearly the direction.

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Check the condition of brake system. To test the condition of brake pads, try treading the brake pedal whether the pedal goes down too deep or not.

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The tire pressure should also be balanced to increase the efficiency of the tire.

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2. Do not forget bring with you an umbrella before leaving home

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Umbrella is necessary in the rainy season. However, Nong SUkH believe that we often forget it. As a result, we should have a large strong umbrella to be kept in our bag because we cannot know when it will rain. Carry it as your habit.

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Furthermore, some umbrellas can also protect the UV ray. That kind of umbrella is recommended as it can protect you from both rain and sunlight.

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3. The proper shoes

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Rain can cause accident easily. Especially with seniors who are sensitive to slippery floor.

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Thus, the shoes should be carefully chosen to be made of high quality materials. It should be the anti-slip shoes that can be made of rubber. The accident from slipping is very dangerous and can even lead to death.

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4. Avoid going to crowded places

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In the rainy season, germs can be spread easily, and we do not know who has the contagious disease.

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Seniors who have a chronic health condition are at the highest risk of infection. Pneumonia is very common in the rainy season. Pneumonia is caused by many types of infections, such as bacterial and viral infections.

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It often causes a complications sickness. To prevent the risk of pneumonia, we should exercise regularly, wear enough clothes to keep your body warm, rest sufficiently, keep distance between the patients, and the key is to avoid being in a crowded place.

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5. Influenza

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The weather changes in rainy season. The humidity is high which make germs spread easier than normal. Of course, the disease that is common in this season is respiratory diseases like influenza.

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Influenza is caused by virus infection. This virus can be spread by coughing and sneezing. Seniors and children should be treated as special.

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Observe yourself and people around you whether they have runny nose, breathing uncomfortably, sneezing, fatigue, has low fever or dry cough or not. To be able to noticed the symptom and go to see doctor early.


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