While the UAE residents are still battling slight chills, we are soon setting into the onset of summers. The change in weather conditions has brought a bout of illness, with many residents still complaining of common cold symptoms like a cough, joint pains, fever, runny nose, and sore throat.
This is definitely not anything out of the ordinary and will continue to persist until mid-March when the weather is expected to change completely. One of the commonly asked questions now is ‘why do people fall sick even though the weather is changing from cold to hot?’ The reason for this is that the sudden fluctuations in temperature cannot be tolerated by the body and this hot cold exposure is causing a disturbance. Transitional changes causing variations in the weather is the most vulnerable time since the weather aids spread of infections. Not to deny how people in UAE are always traveling and bringing in and out a lot of newly emerging infections and the problem of antibiotic resistance associated with it.
This season witnessed a great increase in the number of people visiting Doctors complaining of flu, respiratory infections, asthma and allergic exacerbations and even influenza cases. Despite a serious increase in patients, this is rather normal and expected, as significant changes in the weather do leave people prone to various infections.