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Heat stroke symptoms – including the extra sign to look out for in children

What should be done if someone experiences heat stroke?

The NHS say the person should be put “in the recovery position if they lose consciousness while you’re waiting for help”.

How can heat exhaustion and heat stroke be avoided?

As well as remaining hydrated, these two experiences can be avoided by wearing light coloured clothing, avoiding the sun between 11am and 33pm, avoiding excess alcohol intake, and exercise.

Should one be working or spending most of the day inside, the main guidance is to close the curtains and windows to keep the hot air out and any cool air in.

While all this is essential, it is guidance which has become commonplace in the UK this summer as temperatures have soared as high as the early-40s.


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