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What precautions should be taken for prevention?

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Severe heat wave likely in most of the country from today: Meteorological Department

After the warning of extreme heat and heat waves by the health department, now the medical experts have also told measures to protect themselves in case of heat waves and extreme heat.

According to the Meteorological Department, there is a possibility of heat wave in most parts of the country, especially Punjab and Sindh, from today to May 27.

In Sindh and Punjab, the day temperature between today and May 23 is likely to be 4 to 6 degrees Celsius above normal, while it is likely to be 6 to 8 degrees Celsius above normal between May 23 and 27.

In view of the bad weather, health experts have said that in order to protect the body from the heat wave and keep it cool, drink enough water, use lemon, salt, light sugar and mint leaves in the water, while it can different drinks also be. use.

On the other hand, says Julie Goodrick, an ecologist at Burton University, if you don’t have an air conditioner, improve the environment before going to bed at night, 18 to 21 degrees Celsius is the best temperature for a restful sleep.

They say to keep the bedroom from getting too hot, use fans at night, wet the floor with water, open the windows, and hang curtains over the windows during the day.

Likewise, use light colored soft sheets for the bed, avoid sleeping during the day and keep your body as cool as possible.

Wear loose and light colored clothes with airy clothes such as cotton to prevent sweat and keep the body airy.

To keep the body cool, you can use a cooling pad, take a cold bath or put your clothes in the freezer a few hours before going to bed.

The British Health Safety Agency says mortality is high during extreme heat, so drink plenty of water and other fluids to avoid heat stroke.

Reduce the consumption of hot items, tea, coffee, etc., avoid caffeinated drinks and try to use water, lassi, and desi drinks instead of cold drinks.

Use only homemade food in the diet, do not eat out, increase the consumption of vegetables and fruit at home.

The British Health Safety Agency has advised people to walk in the shade when going out, and to use a white towel or an umbrella during hot weather.

Use sunscreen regularly and wear a hat with a large shade during hot weather.

To protect children from heatstroke, don’t let them get dehydrated, protect them from the sun.

Similarly, you are advised to do less vigorous activities during the heat.

Avoid sun exposure and physical exertion outside the house between 11am and 3pm.

Avoid physical activity during the hottest part of the day, exercise early in the morning or in the evening during the relatively cooler hours of the day, and drink plenty of water.

Use sunglasses when taking precautions to protect from sunlight.

To avoid the extreme heat, most people drink cold water from the fridge as soon as they come out of the sun, which increases the chances of getting a sore throat, cold or cough .

Therefore, it is better to use an earthen pot, the water in an earthen pot is cold enough and the minerals in it are healthy.

Medical experts say to take special care of your pets during the summer, make them as comfortable as possible.

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