Department of Health warns public on dry season ailments

March 03, 2019
Francisco Duque III

THE Department of Health warned the public against common ailments as the dry season sets in,  especially dehydration and heatstroke.

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said that dehydration is common among children and the elderly, adding that the only antidote to this condition is to take in more water.

“Ugaliing uminom na sapat sa tubig ... Pinakamagaling pa rin ang tubig, libre pa. Maaari ding uminom ng mga pampalamig pero may sugar kasi yan, baka magka-diabetes ka pa. Tubig pa rin ang pinakamaigi na panglaban sa dehydration,” he said.

Duque also warned against heatstroke among the elderly. And again, he reminded the public to always drink water.

“Tubig lang ang kailangan ng katawan na panglaban sa heatstroke. Huwag din magbilad sa araw, especially between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.,” he added.