If you’ve got too much sun, there are four things you should do.
The heatwave in England continues today, with temperatures in London reaching 32 degrees. Heat alerts have been issued by Public Health England (PHE) and will remain in effect until Tuesday, July 20.
“The summer heat can bring serious health risks,” PHE’s Dr Owen Landeg cautioned. Older persons, those with underlying health concerns, and young children are among those most sensitive to the high heat. Too much sun can cause headaches, dizziness, and confusion, as well as lack of appetite, nausea, and rapid breathing, to mention a few symptoms. Heat exhaustion, according to the NHS, should be regarded seriously.
If you don’t cool down within 30 minutes, you’ve had heatstroke, which is considered a “emergency.”
There are four crucial steps to do as soon as you recognize signs of heat exhaustion in yourself or others.
To begin, move to a cool, shaded location – or direct the affected person to a shady location.
Second, the individual who is affected should lie down with their feet raised slightly.
Drink plenty of water; sports or rehydration drinks are also acceptable options.
The skin should then be chilly, either by spraying cold water on it or dampening it with a cool, moist sponge.
If you have one, use it, and wrap cold packs around your armpits or neck.
Within 30 minutes, people suffering from heat exhaustion should begin to cool down and feel better.
If heat exhaustion lasts more than 30 minutes, even after using the cool-down method, you should call an ambulance.
The following are symptoms of heatstroke:
If the individual in question passes out while waiting for paramedics, they must be placed in the recovery position.
The recovery position is critical for keeping the unconscious person’s airways open and free of any vomit or fluid that could strangle them.
The NHS recommends that you take the following steps:
When it comes to clothing, light-colored, loose clothing is preferable, as is sprinkling water on your skin and clothes.
In general, staying in the shade between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. is the best way to avoid the sun.
These precautions will aid in preventing dehydration and keeping the body cool.