Health Tips in the Philippines



The Philippines has two main seasons: wet and dry.

The wet or rainy season is from July to November. The rest of the year is dry with hot and humid air. The coldest month is January and the hottest is May. During the rainy season, the country experiences a lot of typhoons and monsoon rains.

Respiratory illnesses such as common colds and influenza are the most widespread at this time. Food and water-borne infections, which cause vomiting, diarrhea and cholera are also to be watched out for. Cases of dengue fever have also increased in the Philippines. This life-threatening illness is brought by infected mosquitoes, which live in stagnant water. A handy but sturdy umbrella is a must-have during these times. It is important that one's immune system is kept strong as a defense against these viral illnesses. Food and water must always be clean. Antibacterial wash and mosquito repellents are staples to prevent viral or infectious sickness.

Without rains, the country is hot and humid with temperatures rising to as high as almost 40 degrees Celsius during summertime. It is important to keep hydrated at all times. Infections and illnesses during the rainy season may be experienced the whole year round so it is important to keep oneself always sanitized, healthy with a strong immune system, and well-equipped with everything necessary to prevent getting sick.