Ad­vice on how to stay safe in hot weather

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk & World Update -

PEO­PLE are be­ing urged to take care of their health dur­ing the heat wave.

NHS Lin­colnshire has is­sued ad­vice on how to stay safe in the sun and peo­ple are be­ing urged to keep an eye on vul­ner­a­ble neigh­bours, friends and relatives dur­ing the hot weather.

Ba­bies, young chil­dren, peo­ple aged over 75 and those who rely on care for mo­bil­ity, dis­abil­ity or mental health prob­lems are at a greater risk of heat­stroke and ex­haus­tion. Peo­ple with res­pi­ra­tory and heart prob­lems, those who work out­side and man­ual work­ers also need to take ex­tra cause.

Signs of heat ex­haus­tion can in­clude headaches, dizzi­ness, nau­sea and vom­it­ing, cramps, pale skin and a sud­den rise in tem­per­a­ture. If left un­treated this can quickly de­velop into heat­stroke with­out warn­ing. Symp­toms in­clude in­tense thirst, sleepi­ness, hot, red and dry skin, con­fu­sion, ag­gres­sion, con­vul­sions and a loss of con­scious­ness.

Ex­perts are ad­vis­ing peo­ple to keep out of di­rect sun, wear a hat and loose cloth­ing, drink wa­ter reg­u­larly and en­sure vul­ner­a­ble peo­ple stay hy­drated and keep their homes cool. For more ad­vice, visit www.lin­colnshire.nhs.uk.

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