Wednesday, March 19, 2014

PHO Aklan, cautions about seasonal diseases this summer

Posted March 18, 2014
Written by Gloria Villas

Sore eyes, sun burn, cold and cough are only a few of the diseases that are rampant on summer seasons.

With this, the Aklan Provincial Health Office (PHO) reminds the public to make hand washing a habit to prevent the said diseases.

According to PHO Aklan Provincial Health Officer Dr. Cornelio Cuachon, when suffering from sore eyes, avoid rubbing it and instead of using a hanky, wipe it with a tissue and dispose it after use.

Dr. Cuachon meanwhile, cautions the public of a common belief and or practice that breast milk and urine can cure sore eyes, saying that washing the face and hands are rather effective than the mentioned practice.

Sore eyes are very common during the months of January to March on summer and August to September on rainy seasons.

Translated by Shelah Casiano

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