|Some simple advice
for those working under intense heat:
1) Drink large
quantities of cool water and fruit juice.
2) Stay indoors in
the afternoon and take plenty of rest.
3) Wear loose
clothes, cover your head with umbrella, cap or atleast a piece of
If you are a labourer give yourself a
break from intense work. Take rest under the
shade of the
trees and keep yourself hydrated.
5) If you are a car
driver don't sit inside a parked car. Wait in a cool place for your
6) Take regular cold
showers, before and after work.
7) Let your body
adjust to extreme temperature change if you are suddenly moving from
hot to cold temperature or vice versa. Example :Vacation to a hill
station or working in a air conditioned office.
8) Consult you local
physician immediately if you feel unwell.
Dr Sampurna Roy MD