Halloween is round the corner, then can whacky and scary costume getups, baked tasty treats and a whole lot of festivities be far behind? Of course not! Just be careful, I say. Enjoy; just don’t endanger yourself in any way. And yes, that can happen, especially during Halloween.
Some of the very common health hazards, which most of us tend to ignore :
Face paint, the most commonly used accessory can cause severe allergic reaction. FDA recommends doing a small patch test a few days before (do it now, I say since there is not much time left), before you generously apply it on yourself to scare the daylights out of people. Do remember to wash off the paint and not sleep with it, once you are back, for the skin needs to breathe too.
Decorative contact lenses, which are so popular, especially the wide-eyed look, can cause tears and infections. Huffington post reports that they can even cause blindness. Dr. Thomas Steinemann, an ophthalmologist with MetroHealth Medical Center and the American Academy of Opthalmology, says,
It’s more than a piece of costume jewelry. This is a medical device. One size does not fit all.
Black licorice; go slow on this. Do you know, that this popular treat can result in potassium levels to go down drastically? Lowered potassium levels can cause irregular hearth beats and even heart failure. People particularly who are above 40 need to be careful.
Like playing the bobbing for apples games? Well, that’s an open door invitation to the germs at large, specifically in this cold weather.
Drinking way too much, so much that it can result in a bad hangover the next day. No harm in following prudence here. Resist binge drinking, it is worse than having a glass a day. As per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, binge drinkers are prone to suffer from high blood pressure, liver damage and even have memory problems.
Last but not the least; count the number of peanut butter cups you are eating! If you are wondering why, well, they make you gain oodles of weight, and you could end up struggling till the next Halloween.
Go ahead enjoy Halloween and have an extended festivities filled weekend, it is after all these fun days which make the not-so-great days easier to get through, but just keep these simple health tips in mind.
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