47 degrees heat - precautions Delhites

Avoid the heat
The easiest way to beat the heat is to avoid the sun, especially from around 11 am to 3 pm, which is the hottest part of the day. Try to stay indoors if possible, and keep the windows shut if loo is blowing. Prolonged exposure to the loo can cause heat strokes.

Take regular precautions
If you live in a region that is prone to heat waves, you must take precautions like using heavy curtains to keep the heat out, use reflectors or shades outside the windows, and keep the colour of the curtains light. These basic precautions will help to keep your house cooler and avoid overheating.

Keep your body cool and hydrated
Dehydration is one of the most common effects of a heat wave. You must take cool showers, or splash water on your face and arms to keep the body cool. You must also drink plenty of fluids like water, fruit juices, lemonade and others to keep the body hydrated and cool. Hydration helps in weight loss, keeping the heart healthy and in ensuring that all body functions are performed well.

Wear comfortable clothing
Even when you step out, make sure you take all measures to keep the impact of heat on yoru body at the minimum. Wear loose, comfortable, thin clothes. Fabrics like cotton and linen work the best since they absorb the sweat and are soft. Try to cover your head with a cap or hat to keep the head from becoming too warm. Carry and wear sunglasses to keep your eyes safe if you go out during the peak hours of the sun.

Be aware of symptoms of heat strokes and heat exhaustion
Symptoms of heat strokes and heat exhaustion are:

Chest pain
Excessive thirst
If you or anyone else experience these symptoms, try to keep them hydrated and take them to a doctor at the earliest. more  

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Drink plenty of water and other liquids, eat cooling things like onions etc., especially before going out during daytime. more  
wear light colored clothes possible white.
use footwear which allows ventilation and with soles of material which are bad conductor of heat like leather more  
One thing can be added. Whenever you move out in summer always carry a water bottle with you. If your throat is not sensitive, you can add some ice cubes in it. If you have to go out for long duration it is necessary to carry some oral re hydration powder in your bag or pocket. Whenever you feel any of the symptoms listed by Vinita Ji, just take one or two spoonfuls of that powder and drink water. You would have saved yourself from acute condition.... more  
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