The summers in Pakistan are getting extremely hot. With climate change, the weather has turned to the extreme in the whole world. In the scorching heat, you should take measures to protect yourself from the heat exhaustion. And learn some tricks for the heatstroke treatment.
Wear light colors and loose, breathable materials:
During summer you should wear cotton or linen cloths. Anything that lets your body, breath, and absorbs sweat. Loose clothing is more comfortable during the very hot temperatures. Lighter colors will reflect the heat while darker colors absorb heat.
Wear a hat or carry an umbrella:
When you are going out, cover your head and neck with a scarf, a hat or carry an umbrella. Covering your head will help you save from the scorching sun.
Keep drinking water in small sips even when you don’t feel thirsty, to make up for the hydration lost in sweat to prevent heat exhaustion.
Eat light, nutritious food:
Eating simple food cooked in less oil is your best option during summers. If you add sides like yogurt, fruits, salads your meal will be even better.
Avoid being outdoors from 12 to 3:
Try to stay indoor during the peak heat hours between 12 PM to 3 PM to protect yourself from the heat.
Do not stay or leave anyone in the parked car:
Parked cars can heat up really quickly and it could be fatal for kids or pets. DO NOT leave anyone in the parked car.
On a hot day do not physically exert yourself:
Do not do rigorous activities when it’s too hot to avoid heat exhaustion. And if you do, take breaks. Cool off your body and stay hydrated.
If you feel too hot, cool your body:
If you start to feel too hot, take a break. You might be having a heat stroke. Sit in a shade or a cool place if you are outdoor. If you are indoor sit in front of a fan. Drink water in sips and pour water on yourself. If you feel dizzy or nauseous too, quickly call the emergency number for heatstroke treatment.
If somebody near you, get a heat stroke, you need to quickly take action. Try to pull them in the shade, and fan them to lower their body temperature. Make them drink water and pour water on them. You should also keep wet clothes under their neck, in the armpits, and under the thighs to decrease their body temperature. Quickly call for help.
Take care of yourself and your loved ones and protect them from heat.