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Infectious diseases alert to risk at beaches

Skin infections such as ringworm and geographic animal are the most common, besides conjunctivitis and worms

 
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Marco Aurelio Goes, infectious disease physician of the State Department of Health (SES)
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Marco Aurelio Goes, infectious disease physician of the State Department of Health (SES)

Besides the risks of drowning and burns excessive sun exposure, dehydration and heat stroke, skin diseases transmitted in the beach environment, such as ringworm and animal geography, are the most common at this time of year. It also grows the incidence of conjunctivitis. To prevent these diseases and reduce the risk of contracting them, you must avoid taking animals to the beaches, keeping the body and the foot dry, wash clothes bath after use, wear rubber slippers not to keep the foot moist, avoid rubbing your eyes and wash your hands.

The guidelines are the infectologist the State Department of Health Health Sergipe (SES), Marco Aurélio Goes. According to the doctor, "the main symptoms of mycoses are whitish or reddish skin itchy. Another skin disease is the cutaneous larva migrans, better known as geographic animal. It is caused by the penetration of larvae of worms present in beach sand eliminated in the feces of dogs and cats. infective larvae leave marks resembling a geographical map on the skin of the man due to his movement. they move between one and two centimeters into the skin, "he explained.

Besides conjunctivitis and skin diseases, infectious diseases favored by the beach environment are the worms and gastrointestinal infections. For each skin diseases and specific treatment is done by way of creams associated with oral medications. Gastrointestinal infections are treated with hydration and medicines. "Skin diseases are not urgent. A person should seek the Basic Health Units or doctors' offices. Frames sunburn and dehydration should be evaluated in the emergency units, especially when the disease affects children under one year and older , Marco Aurelio Goes alert.

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   Palavras-chave:   Infectious diseases    Communicable diseases    Beaches    Ringworm    Animal geography    Worms    Infective larvae   
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