With summers in full swing and temperature soaring high by the day, the chances of overheating are equally high. Follow up to know how you can get past it. 

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), some people are more susceptible to falling ill due to heat, including those above 65, overweight, working outside, with chronic medical conditions, infants and athletes. 

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The American Red Cross has advised a roundup of measures to stay safe.  

Stay hydrated and avoid caffeine or alcohol

Stay in an air-conditioned area

Avoid tedious exercise during the hottest time of the day

Avoid outdoor games or events

If working outside, use a buddy system and take frequent breaks

Make sure animals have shade and cool water

Never leave children or pets in parked cars

Take a cold shower or bath

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It is imperative that you correctly identify the symptoms of heat stroke in order to treat the same on time. 

Experiencing cool, flushed, moist skin, heavy sweating, dizziness, weakness, headache and exhaustion are a few of them according to the American Red Cross. 

The organisation suggests to “spray the person with water or apply cool, wet cloth to the skin. If the person is conscious, provide small amounts of cool water to drink slowly. Watch for changes in condition. If the person refuses water, vomits or begins to lose consciousness, call 9-1-1.”

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If anyone around you or your experience the above symptoms, consult a doctor immediately, shift to a cooler place, and pat your body with bags of ice to get reduce its temperature