Below is a list of the top five illnesses that come along each winter.
Sore Throat Season
A sore throat is one of the most common illnesses around this time a year because of the climate change. Around eight percent of sore throat cases are caused by viral infections in the United States. Doctors believe other reasons that may cause a sore throat is a quick change in temperature.
When it comes to a common cold, it could be just pure aches & pain, small cough, stuffy nose and maybe even plugged up ears. Typically Americans will get a cold around when temperature change as well. For this reason, it is so important always to wash your hands. Disinfecting counter tops, light switches, doorknobs will better your chances of not getting sick as well.
This is one of many illnesses that remains in your blood stream for some time
Fever Blisters/Cold Sores
People can get fever blisters or cold sores year round. Sometimes they are a sign of. Although, there is no cure for fever blisters you can protect your lips and mouth from getting one during the winter months. Physicians recommend a daily ten to fifteen minutes to do things to help you feel less stressed such as reading a book, taking a short walk, taking a hot bath, etc.
Many Americans who have arthritis say their joint soreness becomes more unbearable and stiff during the winter season months. Sadly, there is no evidence or apparent reason to why arthritis patients have it worse in the colder months. To decrease your pain make sure you are taking your medications faithfully and exercising daily. Medical professionals believe people experience more stiff and sore joints during winter is because they are not exercising as much as they do during the summer months.
The flu season is in full swing, and everyone should get their flu vaccination. Americans who are pregnant, or have serious health issues are at risk of getting the flu. Also, Americans over the age of sixty-five have an increased chance of getting the flu and not surviving it. The flu vaccination will protect you for one year but not protect you from the influenza virus but decrease your symptoms of the illness, which increases your chances of surviving the flu.