As the IMD issues an orange notice in the national capital, here are some health suggestions to avoid heat exhaustion

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As the summer heat scorches Delhi and the rest of the NCR, physicians offer cautionary statements on what to do and what to avoid in order to be safe during the heat wave.

The temperature in sections of the national capital reached 45 degrees Celsius, forcing the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) to issue an orange weather notice, requiring us to be prepared for emergencies.

If you’re staying in the northern zone, particularly in Delhi-NCR, be aware that the temperature will continue to rise for a few days. As a result, how should you keep yourself secure, whether you’re going out or staying in?

Dr. Ajay Aggarwal, director and HOD, Internal Medicine, Fortis Hospital, Noida, believes it is critical that we take basic precautions to avoid heat fatigue.

“We should wear a scarf or a hat to protect our heads. In general, wear loose cotton clothing that is preferably white in colour, bring an umbrella with you when you go outside, and drink lots of water and other fluids. When leaving the house, bring ORS powder, water bottles, and other essentials,” he advises.

According to the doctor, in the next days, one should check the following boxes to ensure that they are well and that their loved ones are secure.
– As previously said, wear a cap or scarf over your head and bring an umbrella.
– Water, fluids, ORS powder, and water are all recommended. When going out, you must have water bottles with you.

– Drink water even if you’re inside to keep hydrated. In the scorching summer heat, stay away from spicy and greasy foods.

– Make sure you only eat light meals and keep track of your portions.

What if you’re outside and you’re dehydrated?

If a person feels dehydrated, according to Dr. Aggarwal, they should take a cold bath, take a paracetamol (650 mg adult dose), stay in a cool location, and drink lots of fluids and water.