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How to prevent heat and sunstroke?
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Prevention
Keep well hydrated: water/sports drinks/juices; avoid alcohol & caffeinated drinks.
Use air conditioning when heat & humidity are high (high heat index); if you don't have it, go to places that do (movie theatres/malls/shopping centers). Check with your doc as to which meds (if any) might predispose you to heat-related illness (due to interference with self-cooling mechanism).

In brief: Prevention
Keep well hydrated: water/sports drinks/juices; avoid alcohol & caffeinated drinks.
Use air conditioning when heat & humidity are high (high heat index); if you don't have it, go to places that do (movie theatres/malls/shopping centers). Check with your doc as to which meds (if any) might predispose you to heat-related illness (due to interference with self-cooling mechanism).
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Wear a hat, wear sunglasses and make sure you avoid sun during peak periods of day 10 am-2 pm. If you live in a hot area such as desert, drought areas, make sure you cool down the inside of your car while driving and never, ever, leave a pet or child in a locked car unattended even if motor is running. Each year child deaths are noted due to adult leaving child in car unattended.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Thank you for the additional advice, Dr. Poinsett.
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