Tips to stay safe in scorching heat


The district administration has urged the public to take adequate precautions in view of the soaring temperature.

People have been told to avoid direct exposure to the sun as far as possible to prevent chances of sunstroke. The Health Department has asked people to consume more liquids and water mixed with lime juice and salt, as many times as possible. Those at work need to keep ready liquids and consume them.

The authorities have suggested that people wear cotton clothes and avoid synthetic clothes; and use an umbrella or hat and wear footwear while they step out in the sun. It is ideal to chalk out journeys before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m. Senior citizens, children and pregnant women must avoid getting exposed to the sun.

The authorities said body temperature would increase due to high atmospheric temperature.

Weakness, giddiness, body pain, feeling of thirst, drying up of lips, skin rashes, sunburn, dehydration, vomiting, and light headache are some of the symptoms of sunstroke.

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