by Phil Day-
2 August 2021
by Phil Day-
2 August 2021
As many of us are now starting to think about holidays, we’ve teamed up with Pharmacy2U to share some tips on how you can stay safe in the warm weather when on your travels.
Phil Day, Superintendent Pharmacist at Pharmacy2U says it’s important to remember how heat can affect our everyday health.
For the chronically unwell, elderly, or very young, extreme heat can pose significant health risks and it’s best to know how to keep you and your family safe in the event of very hot weather.
One of the key pieces of advice is to stay indoors or in the shade, particularly between the hottest hours of 11am and 3pm. A lot of the best advice may seem like common sense, but often we underestimate the effects of heat on our bodies.
Health issues caused by heat waves include dehydration and/or overheating, heat exhaustion, heatstroke and sunstroke. Heat exhaustion, heatstroke and sunstroke are illnesses that can occur in more severe circumstances.
Below is information and tips on how you can stay safe during the hot weather
Heat exhaustion is where the body starts to lose too much water and salt through sweating; this may lead to feelings of lethargy, increased thirst, and headache.
Heatstroke is where the body is no longer able to cool itself, and the body’s temperature becomes dangerously high. Sunstroke is more severe and caused by prolonged exposure to direct sunlight. In the worst scenario, sunstroke can be life threatening but this is extremely rare.
Hydration: consume cold drinks regularly, ideally water, and avoid tea, coffee and alcohol as these can further dehydrate the body.
It is important to arrange Travel Insurance that will cover you if you become ill while on holiday.
Just Travel Cover provides insurance that will cover medical costs should this happen and will even cover you for pre-existing medical conditions that you have.
If you have an NHS repeat prescription, then Pharmacy2U can help.
We’ll make sure you receive your medication in plenty of time before your holiday, with free delivery to your door and hand reminders so you can re-order.
Our simple service lets you order your prescription from anywhere and registration is quick and simple.
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