Advice on how to stay safe in hot weather
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.