Council reminders on coping with the heat

NEVER leave children in hot cars, Motril’s health department reminded citizens.

THE Health department in Motril has issued a series of recommendations to local residents and visitors to help them cope with the heat.

Health councillor David Martin said that particular care needs to be taken at the moment with those at risk including children, pets and the elderly to avoid heatstroke and dehydration.

Martin recommended avoiding going out or practising sports between noon and 6pm, increasing liquid intake and keeping to the shade whenever possible while avoiding heavy or excessively hot meals and alcohol.

Care should also be taken with food, medicines and other products which need to be stored under a certain temperature, and light clothing made of natural fibres should be used along with hats and sunglasses, the councillor advised.

Children, elderly people and pets should never be left inside closed cars, Martin also stressed, and anyone with nausea, headaches, hot, red skin, difficulty standing up or walking or a high temperature should receive urgent medical attention.

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