Mexicali, (Notimex) .- The state health minister recommended that prior to registering low temperatures in the organization, take the necessary measures to protect health, prevent acute respiratory infections and flu.
The head of the department, Guillermo Trejo Dozal, explained that during the cold season these paintings usually appear, so they are asked to close the nose, mouth and ears of children under five years old and older, who are vulnerable groups.
He stressed that before the low temperatures of the season, it is important to consider the following preventive measures: warm up, avoid sudden changes in temperature and drafts.
Consume fruits rich in vitamin C, such as orange, lemon, grapefruit and guava; wash your hands often, especially after contact with sick people, covering your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze.
Avoid a direct greeting, be it a kiss or a hand, in order to avoid transmission of the virus, wash the dishes used by patients with hot water and soap to prevent the possibility of infection.
He added that it is important that parents identify the signs and symptoms of a child with an acute respiratory infection: rapid breathing, shortness of breath to drink or breastfeed, more than three days with fever, purulent tonsils, or pain in the ears.
He pointed out that during the winter period of 2018–2019, 18,379 consultations were held for acute respiratory infections in the general population and 4,123 for children under five years of age.
In addition, an appeal was made to use the vaccine against influenza in the medical facilities of the health sector, and in the event of any alarms, do not self-medicate and immediately go to the medical facility closest to home.