KOZHIKODE: The district health department has asked the people to take precautions against sunstroke in view of the soaring temperatures. District medical officer Dr. Jayasree said in a statement that the people should avoid exposure to the sun as far as possible.
They should wear cotton clothes and protect themselves with an umbrella or a hat and wear footwear. "Travel time should be before 10 a.m. and after 3 p.m. The labour officer has directed the employers not to expose their workers to sun from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m," she said.
The symptoms of sunstroke include getting tired quickly, weakness, giddiness, body pains, feeling thirsty frequently, lips drying up, skin rash, sun burn (allergy), dehydration, vomiting, light headache and reeling sensation. A sunstroke victim must be moved to a shady place and he he/she should be given cool liquids.
Old people, children and pregnant women in particular must avoid exposure to the sun. Hydrating body frequently is the best way to beat the rising temperature, she added....