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Your Guide to Manage Summer Heat

Your Guide to Manage Summer Heat
Kevin Cleary

Summer is the time for fun in the Sun!

As the calendar inches toward the warmer summer months, it’s important to know how to avoid the dangers these scorching months can present. While we may enjoy the warmth of summer in comparison to the cold of winter, a new set of health challenges may arise. Heat management will allow you to safely enjoy outdoor activities and avoid potential health issues.

Let Health Products For You help you enjoy summer season by staying healthy and safe as the temperatures rise.

Summer Heat Dangers

During winter, we need to worry about cold weather issues such as frostbite and cold dry air affecting our skin, and asthma, but the heat and sun can negatively affect our health in the summer as well. Dangerous summer heat can cause heat exhaustion and heat stroke while overexposure to the sun can cause sunburn and skin damage, and skin cancer. Symptoms of heat exhaustion include:

  • Extreme thirst
  • Excessive sweating
  • Dehydration
  • Clammy skin
  • Nausea and vomiting

If heat exhaustion is ignored heatstroke may occur. This is more serious and requires immediate medical attention. You may have heatstroke if you experience:

  • Slurred speech and or confusion
  • Muscle weakness and cramps
  • Body temperature of 104° or higher
  • Headache and or dizziness
  • Confusion and disorientation

Since heatstroke does require immediate medical attention, it is best to protect against it as much as possible.

Manage Heat - Enjoy the Fun!

Taking precautions to avoid excessive heat and sunburn will keep you healthy this summer while enjoying everything the great outdoors has to offer! With just a little forethought and some help from Health Products For You, you will find what you need to manage the heat. Some essential tools for your summer toolbox include:

  • Sammons Preston Black Polyurethane X-Tra Durable Cold Packs: These cold packs are FDA approved since they have less risk of rupturing after a few uses. The highly durable polyurethane allows these packs to hold their temperature for up to 30 minutes and can be used hundreds of times. Ideal for those who suffer from multiple sclerosis where heat is a trigger.
  • Solar Screen Ultra Sunscreen Lotion : Solar Screen Ultra Sunscreen Lotion helps to protect skin against potentially dangerous UVA/UVB rays. This solar screen lotion offers broad spectrum SPF30 protection from UVA/UVB rays. Sollar hypoallergenic sunscreen repels water for up to 80 minutes.
 
 

Yes, summer is usually the preferred outdoor weather, but with it comes the danger of heat or sun-related health issues that should not be ignored. Simple sunburn or heat exhaustion can lead to more serious issues that may require immediate medical attention and future complications. Please visit Health Products For You for all your heat management needs and stay safe while enjoying the warmer weather!

 

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HPFY Kevin Cleary

Kevin Cleary

Kevin Cleary has been a Health Products For You contributor for many years and has a degree in marketing. His health and wellness journey has a very personal meaning and has guided him in his content writing for HPFY.

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