The cold can cause skin problems or even heart pain

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The National Center for Public Health (NNK) has posted information on the health effects of the cold weather on Facebook. Cold weather can also cause skin problems and, in more severe cases, heart pain.

The air cooled down markedly. Compared to the previous day, the temperature dropped significantly in most parts of the country, by 10 degrees in the southern half of the country and by 15 degrees in the southern border region.

Cold weather can cause increased tearing, runny nose, difficulty breathing, muscle weakness, limited movement, and can also cause swelling and stiffness in the joints. The cold dries out the skin, which can itch, inflammate, peel, whiten the limbs, and cause numbness and pain. In more severe cases, even heart pain and arrhythmias may occur.

Layered dressing, wearing a hat, scarf, gloves. Wet clothes and footwear should be changed to dry as soon as possible. It is recommended to move in the cold, as it improves circulation. As there is a risk of freezing below minus 10 degrees Celsius, it is not recommended to hold metal objects without gloves.

Cooled body parts should not be rubbed, but heated with lukewarm water, they pointed out. It is recommended to consume a lot of fluids. Alcohol, on the other hand, should be avoided because it increases heat dissipation and dilates blood vessels. It is also important to eat fruits and vegetables with a high vitamin C content. It is recommended to use creams rich in vitamin E and oils on the face and hands.

Recently, the minima have typically been between minus 14 and minus 8 degrees, but in some places it can be colder than minus 15-20 degrees. Peak values ​​across the country are expected to be between minus 8 and minus 1 degrees. According to the national medium-term forecast of the National Meteorological Service, it is necessary to prepare for a cold below freezing even during the weekend, in some cases they can measure minus 20 degrees in the morning.


Source: Patika Magazin Online by www.patikamagazin.hu.

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