Summer fun is in full swing!
With county fairs going on and the state fair going on most people will likely be spending more time with friends and family outside. Following are some tips to be mindful of for heat/sun related illnesses.
Here are a few prevention tips:
Stay Cool: avoid direct sunlight, find shady or air conditioned shelters, wear lightweight light colored clothing
Stay Hydrated: drink more water than usual, avoid alcohol or drinks containing large amounts of sugar
Wear Sunscreen: use SPF 30 or higher broad spectrum sunscreen with water resistance, apply and reapply according to the directions on the bottle
Here is a good example from the Center of Disease (CDC) on how to spot signs/symptoms of heat/sun related illnesses and what to for them:
Make sure not to forget your furry four legged friend too!Wendy Seddon, CNA Adair County Health System
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