Follow these tips to save yourself from scorching heat!

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: The temperature levels are on the rise all across the country, with the northern part being severely affected.

This scorching heat can cause heat stroke which can be extremely fatal, even to an extent of taking a life.

Heat stroke is usually caused due to prolonged exposure to higher temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius or extreme physical exertion.

Some of the symptoms of heat stroke include rapid or shallow breathing, unconsciousness, lack of sweat, throbbing headache, dizziness, nausea and many more.

Here are some of the tips that should be followed to avoid it:

  • Avoid direct exposure to sunlight, especially during afternoons and if that it unavoidable, you should cover your head.
  • One also needs to be well hydrated to avoid dehydration. For that, drink at least five to seven litres of water.
  • Avoid sudden temperature changes like shuttling between a cool environment to an extremely hot one. Shut off the cooling to bring yourself down to the room's temperature before stepping out in the sun.
  • Light-coloured cotton clothing should be preferred as these provide enough ventilation to the skin.

(With Agency inputs)

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