How to Enjoy the Pool Without Getting Sick This Summer: A Guide To Avoid Illness From Swimming With Others
Summertime is here! And everyone wants to have fun at the pool. But swimming in a crowded pool can lead to unpleasant experiences if not done right.
So how do you avoid getting sick while enjoying your summer vacation?
Here are some tips that will hopefully make your experience enjoyable without any complications.
1) Be aware of your surroundings.
If you’re going to a public pool, then it’s best to stay away from children and other swimmers. You don’t want them touching you or giving you germs. Also, if there are kids around, they might touch each others’ bodies which could spread germs too.
2) Wash up properly before entering the water.
Make sure all your clothes are clean and dry before entering the pool area.
3) Wear a bathing suit.
Swimsuits are much better than regular clothing when it comes to keeping yourself safe from germs. However, make sure you use one made of breathable material (not cotton!) and wear it under your clothes so that the chlorine doesn’t evaporate into your skin.
4) Don’t drink alcohol or drugs during swimming time.
This causes the body to become less resistant to bacteria and could potentially cause problems.
5) If someone in your party is sick, do not go into the pool.
While it may be fun to enjoy a summer day at the pool with friends or family, it is also important to make sure that everyone is healthy enough to swim. If you’re sick, then you shouldn’t be around others who could potentially catch what you have. Same goes for them and you!
6) If you have open wounds of any kind, stay out of the water.
This should go without saying. There is a reason why people with open wounds don’t get into a hospital’s swimming pool.
7) Wash your hands before and after swimming.
This should also go without saying for most people, but some may forget on occasion.
The last thing anyone wants is to catch something from a public swimming area. These tips will hopefully help you enjoy your summer without having to worry about catching something.
How To Avoid Swimming With A Bladder Infection
Bladder infections can be painful and incredibly inconvenient. However, if you know what causes them, you can take steps to protect yourself and prevent them from happening to you at all. In this article, we are going to discuss how you can avoid getting a bladder infection when swimming.
1) Drink plenty of water.
This is the primary cause of bladder infections and is step number one to avoiding them. Make sure that you are drinking enough water during your swimming sessions. Swimming can lead to dehydration and you need to replace lost H20.
2) Use chlorine blockers.
If you know you’re going to be in the pool for an extended period of time, then take some time before getting into the pool to use a chlorine blocker. These are available over the counter at any pharmacy and will prevent much of the chlorine from affecting your skin.
3) Wear tight fitting clothes while swimming.
While this might not be as much fun as swimming in a bikini, wearing clothes that are skin tight will prevent bacteria on your skin from getting into the water.
These three steps should help you avoid most bladder infections when swimming. Make sure you stay hydrated and wear chlorine blockers before going into the pool for extended periods of time and you should be able to enjoy swimming without painful infections later!
How To Get Rid Of Swimmer’s Ear
Swimmer’s ear is a common problem for swimmers. If you find that your ear is becoming itchy, painful or just generally unpleasant, then it is probably infected. You should visit a doctor or go to the local pharmacy to get some medication for the infection. However, there are some things that you can do to get rid of the infection before you go and see a doctor.
These things are fairly simple and will at least tide you over until you can get the medical attention that you need.
1) The first thing that you should do is try to get the water out of your ear.
Grab a towel and put it underneath your ear. Then, lean forward and put some pressure on your ear so that the water comes out. You can also use a syringe without the needle to spray water into your ear to get it out.
2) Once you have gotten all of the water out of your ear, dry your ear as much as possible.
Then, take some coconut oil and put some into your ear. Coconut oil is anti-fungal so it will help to clear up the infection.
3) You will need to do this several times a day.
As well as coconut oil, you can also try some other oils such as olive oil. While these products may not cure the infection, they can certainly make life more bearable until you are able to see a doctor.
Going Swimming with an Earache
If you have ever had swimmer’s ear, you’ll know what an unbearable experience it is. The pain is beyond comprehension for someone who hasn’t experienced it before. The fact is that very few people experience earaches in their lives, as it is a fairly rare occurrence. If you do have swimmer’s ear though, there are some steps that you can take to alleviate the pain.
1) The first thing that you should do is grab a towel and lean forward.
Then, put pressure on your ear for about 5 minutes. This should help to drain some of the water out of your ear, providing some immediate relief from the pain.
2) After leaning forward, you will want to take some warm showers or baths.
The heat from the water will help to draw out any extra water that is trapped in your ear. Be sure to keep your head below the water so that the water doesn’t run out.
If you find that these two steps do not alleviate the pain, you should visit a doctor to get some prescription medication for your ear. If you can’t see the doctor right away, try some over-the-counter pain relievers such as acetaminophen.
How To Remove Earwax
If you have ever experienced an earache then you have probably noticed a buildup of wax in your ear. It is important to keep your ears clean so that they don’t become infected or clogged up. There are a few easy ways to remove this wax so that your ears stay healthy.
1) One way to remove the wax is by using a few drops of baby oil or olive oil.
Put a few drops into your ear and then wait about 5 minutes. At this point, you can put a warm cloth onto your ear to start removing some of the wax. The heat from the cloth will help to loosen up the wax so that it can be removed a lot easier. Be careful when doing this because you don’t want to push your eardrum out of place.
2) Another way to remove wax is by getting a few pieces of paper towel or a brown paper bag.
Put the ear up to the opening of the bag and gently lay it against your ear. Take a sharp object such as a pen and make a small hole in the bag, then wait about a minute. The small opening in the bag should let out enough air so that the bag will start sucking onto your ear. Be careful not to make the hole too big because you don’t want the bag to suck too hard and hurt your ear.
3) One more way to remove wax is by using hydrogen peroxide.
Put a few drops into your ear and put some cotton into your ear to protect your ear drum from being punctured or hurt. Let the drops sit in your ear for about 5 minutes before removing the cotton from your ear and letting the fluid drain out. At this point, follow the directions from step 2 or step 1 to finish removing the wax.
How To Fix A Broken Limb
In a survival situation, injury is just as dangerous as being exhausted or suffering from dehydration. You can’t do anything if you’re crippled. It is important to maintain your fitness and stay in good physical condition, but sometimes injuries just happen and it is up to you to fix them.
In most cases, an injury isn’t life-threatening. Your number one goal is to heal the wound without making it any worse. The golden rule of dealing with injuries in the wilderness is to immobilize the part of the body that is injured. This reduces movement and prevents other injuries from happening, such as pulling a muscle or straining a tendon.
The most common way of immobilizing an injury is to use a splint.
Splints are made from wooden poles, tree branches or anything that you can rig up that can be used to hold a joint still. For example, if you sprain your ankle then you will want to immobilize your foot by tying it to your leg. After making the splint, tie it directly to your leg using rope or cloth.
Splints can also be made by using a blanket or anything that you can find that will keep the joints from moving. By tying up an injured limb you are less likely to cause further injury to it. The most important thing is to stop the bleeding and immobilize the area before doing anything else.
How To Stop Bleeding
A wound is bleeding if you see blood coming from it. If you can, it is important to stop the bleeding as soon as possible because blood loss can lead to organ failure and death. To stop the bleeding, you have a few options. If you have anything on you that can be used to apply pressure, then use it.
Clothing such as your shirt or even a pouch can be ripped and tied around the wound as a temporary solution.
Another solution is to use any kind of plant to create a type of bandage. The safest ones to use are those that you know are safe to eat. If you can’t eat it or you have anything else to use then it’s probably not worth using on a wound since it won’t help anyway. Green leaves and other plants can be inspected.
Avoid any whose edges are fuzzy, colored white, gray or black because these may be poisonous.
Cleaning the wound before applying the bandage helps prevent infection, so do that first if possible. Next, find a plant you know is edible (or safe to eat) and find green cloth like leaves, vines or strips of something similar. Roll the chosen leaf between your hands to create a long, thin piece about the width of a finger.
Once you have created a long, thin strip, grab both ends with your thumb and pointer finger on one end and your middle finger on the other. Then, place the bandage on the wound and wind it around until it covers the wound completely. With your free hand, hold the other side of the wound and make a fist to keep the bandage in place. The wound should now be well-bandaged and no longer bleeding.
Now it is time to immobilize it (see step 4 of the “How to Remove a Thorn” section). Continue treating the wound until you are sure that you have stopped the bleeding and cleaned it as much as possible.
As a last resort, you can try drinking water to help reduce blood loss. However, this should only be done if no other solution is available because water in the wilderness is rarely safe to drink. If you get water in your wounds, it could lead to serious infection.
Water can also be used to put out a fire if you happen to start on fire. This is extremely rare and is more of an “out there” scenario, but it’s worth noting in case you ever find yourself engulfed in flames for whatever reason.
A first-degree burn will cause the area of skin that has been exposed to heat to turn red. This is the least severe type of burn and the pain will fade after a few hours.
A second-degree burn affects not only the skin but also the layer of tissue below the surface. You will experience severe pain, blistering, and swelling. These burns can be but are not always deep and range from the first to the fourth degree.
A third-degree burn is the most severe. It will leave the skin charred and possibly cause tissue below to be charred as well. The patient with this type of burn will experience extreme pain, blistering, and swelling. Contrary to popular belief, the pain does not stop when the burnt area covers all of the body.
The best way to treat a burn is by first removing any clothing or jewelry near the affected area and then immediately heading to cold water. If this is not possible, fresh mud can be used instead. The burned area should then be cooled for as long as possible.
Once the patient reaches proper medical care, the burn should be covered with a clean, dry bandage. If the burn is minor (first or second degree), no bandages are needed. The patient should take an over-the-counter pain reliever if available. A doctor should examine the burn within 48 hours.
The quick way to deal with a snakebite is to cut the victim’s foot or ankle, place the bite-site as low as possible on the cut and apply steady pressure for 10 minutes. This allows doctors to give antivenin much sooner rather than waiting until the venom spreads through the body.
If you are alone and there is no one around to help you, you will have to improvise. The steps are the same as listed above.
It is also important that you keep the bitten area from dropping lower than the heart.
Since your brain is the control center for all vital organs in your body, it is extremely important to keep it functioning at full capacity.
As with most cases, prevention is easier and more effective than treatment and this is certainly true when it comes to a concussion.
One of the most common causes of head injury is a car crash.
While it is nearly impossible to protect yourself from all the dangers on the road, there are a few ways you can lower your risk of concussion.
The first way is to make sure you wear a seat belt. Second, you should never have any loose objects in your car and especially never put your own head down towards your feet as this has been known to cause fatal accidents when cars flip.
The last thing you can do is be aware of your surroundings.
Driving in bad weather, at night, or with a driver who is not paying attention are all major risk factors of a car accident.
If you are aware of your surroundings and can anticipate what might be around the corner you can prepare yourself and protect yourself from head injury.
Most cases of concussion are minor and heal without treatment, but if you think a loved one may have a concussion it is important to seek medical attention.
In general, when a head injury is sustained it is best to seek medical attention immediately since the brain is a very sensitive organ and can be permanently damaged after just a few minutes of no oxygen.
If you know someone who has sustained a head injury, it is important to keep them awake and monitor for any symptoms listed above.
A person with a serious head injury should not be moved until emergency personnel arrive.
Sources & references used in this article:
The summer without men: a novel by J Muir – 1911 – Houghton Mifflin
Losing our cool: Uncomfortable truths about our air-conditioned world (and finding new ways to get through the summer) by S Hustvedt – 2011 – books.google.com
Summer of my German soldier by S Cox – 2010 – books.google.com
The door into summer by IL Bird – 1891 – Library of Alexandria