WITH the prevailing spell of cold weather, the Ministry of Health is advising members of the public to be mindful of certain illnesses.
Some illnesses which are expected to be aggravated during such low temperatures include asthma, skin dermatitis and flu-like illnesses, according to the Health Ministry.
"Flu-like illness is characterised by generalised body aches and fever. Rest, take a lot of fluids and Panadol and consult your nearest facility if symptoms persist for between 24 to 48 hours," said ministry spokesman Shalvin Deo.
"For asthmatic attacks, keep warm if you are a known asthmatic, do some steam inhalation and check that your medication such as inhalers are working well."
He said for skin dermatitis, people should try using a minimal amount of soap, and moisturising agents like coconut oil and also avoid hot showers.
"Keep warm, for example, having frequent hot/warm drinks, increase fluid intake, get some Panadol for immediate relief and seek medical attention for any persisting/ongoing symptoms despite simple measures taken."
The country has experienced temperatures as low as 14 degrees Celsius as of late, with the higher temperatures ranging between 19 and 21 degrees Celsius.