Clothing should be light-weight and loose-fitting
Hats prevent overheating. Wide brims protect faces and necks from the sun.
Drink 6-8 eight ounces of fluids daily. Increase fluids with increased activity and exercise. Replace lost fluid and salt in extreme heat. Alcoholic beverages do not count towards fluid intake.
Use sunscreen with a sun protection favor (spf) of 15 or higher. Reapply sunscreen frequently because it washes away with water and perspiration. Children under six months should be kept out of direct sunlight and your pediatrician consulted before applying sunscreen.
Plan outdoor activities before 10am and after 2pm to avoid the sun’s most damaging rays and heat.
Common sense is the best preventative.
By Mary Beth Schepis (RN)- Encouragement: A publication by Angela DiCicco and Gail Signor