Public Health
05.02.2013

Doctors warn the population to primary care in the health Carnival

A major concern is hydration because, even with the rain, the weather is still hot, says expert

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Revelers should drink plenty of fluids, do not keep fasting and conducts hygiene
Revelers should drink plenty of fluids, do not keep fasting and conducts hygiene

Carnival officially begins next Friday (8), but several blocks are already dragging crowds across the country since January. Concerned about the health of these revelers, doctors of Rio de Janeiro are a warning: we must not forget the basic health-care during this period.

The GP Aloisio Fonseca, Pedro Ernesto University Hospital and professor of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, State University of Rio de Janeiro (Uerj), said today (4), in an interview with Agency Brazil, a major concern should be with aa hydration because, even with the rain, the weather is still warm.

He stressed that people should drink plenty of fluids, do not keep fasting and hygiene behaviors they have in everyday life, such as washing hands before meals, after using the toilet, washing fruits and vegetables before consumption. Fonseca noted that hygiene measures help to prevent intestinal infections, which can lead to dehydration.

At feeding time, the recommendation is suitable prefer to eat at places that sell or much food, because food often means renewal. Eating at street stalls in the street should be avoided as much as possible. If the need to feed requiring this type of service, revenue is seeking people who make food all the time and do not eat mayonnaise and anything that can be done overnight. On the street, the guidance is to eat rice, green salad, vegetables and fruit. Avoid foods too heavy, not to be sick later.

The doctor recommends that you drink bottled or filtered water, preferably. He said the call for alcohol consumption moderate. As little as possible, always, allowing a carnival tasty warned. Especially, if driving is zero (consumption). He said it is very common at this time to see people in the emergency room drunk, drunk, who was injured in fights and accidents.

For the dancers, who often parade in more than two schools on the same night, he recommended that attention must be paid. They should always keep well hydrated and well fed. Fonseca noted that the use of condoms during Carnival is crucial for everyone, not to be surprised later.

Revelers should be separated between those who have medical conditions and treatment of those who do not have any disease

Speaking to Brazil Agency, the head of emergency Samaritan Hospital, Luis Fernando de Barros Correia, explained that the revelers should be separated between those who have medical conditions and treatment of those who do not have any disease. For these are the usual concerns and involve dehydration, sunburn and effects of food this time.

The same applies to children, for which those responsible must be attentive. Just expose them in appropriate environments. Parents should take their children to avoid environments that are too full, indoors or outdoors. Give preference to specific blocks for children. That is, children do not mix blocks of adults, because they could get hurt or be hurt, even innocently, because people are adults and are jumping around. Will have block, notepad is a child.

You should avoid wearing very elaborate costumes, heavy or synthetic material that prevent children from sweating. The shoes should also be suitable. The clothes need to be light and bright colors to allow perspiration. This also applies to adults. Because sweating is a natural cooling mechanism of our body. In addition, children should be kept hydrated and sunscreen itself.

As for people who use drugs continuously, such as those for diabetes, high blood pressure or other health problem, the concern is that physicians do not stop taking the medicine. You have to remember to take the medicine because, otherwise, may have a serious complication of a chronic disease that will be worsened because you are shaking, sweating is, doing exercises. Especially people that have heart trouble, high blood pressure.

For all people, the recommendation of Luis Fernando Correa is to drink moderately. No use to get drunk on the first day and miss the rest of the carnival in the hospital or even at home with a hangover damned.

Once drink is part of the carnival, the expert has some advice for this time of year. If you drink, try to drink plenty of water throughout the day. "Taking water to drink or whenever, you'll avoid getting drunk too fast and will avoid alcohol intoxication as well. And preferably drink fueled, in order to facilitate the functioning of body. Doctors reminded that these are basic precautions that people often forget the carnival.

Source: AGÊNCIA BRASIL