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Spending time in the sun has its benefits, but too much time in the sun can put you at risk of heat exhaustion -- which can be dangerous if it's not treated within 30 minutes.
So it’s important to recognise the early warning signs.
Some common signs of heat exhaustion include:
If you, or someone you’re with, has heat exhaustion, try to get somewhere cool and lie down flat with your feet raised up above the ground.
It can also help to loosen your clothes, sip water or place cool, wet cloths on your body to cool your skin.
Cold packs around the armpit and neck, or a cold bath can also help to bring your temperature down.
If these things don't help and you develop heatstroke, you should seek help immediately.
Our Chief Medical Officer, Prof. Dr Maureen Baker, is ready to help. Just drop your comment into our latest Facebook post. She'll pick the best question of the day and post a reply. #askMaureen
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