The heat can be exhausting. The summer months can be fun if you are on vacation the entire time but the sad truth is that it is not possible to do so. We are required to carry on our daily duties like we do any other day in any other season. But the heat can cause dizziness, fatigue, loss of water from the body caused by perspiration and loss of thirst.
In certain cases the heat may cause a heat stroke and in extreme cases even death. The first thing to do in the case of a heat stroke is to call the emergency services. Once that is done you must get out of the sun and drink some cold water, not ice water as the great change in temperature causes the body to go into a shock. If you are feeling symptoms of a heat stroke then you must give your self a cold compress rather than taking a shower for there are chances of you fainting in the shower. Apply an ice pack or a towel dipped in cold water on your forehead, chest, back and under your neck. This will help to alleviate the fever if you show signs of it.
There are certain herbal and home remedies available as well to help you to get rid of the heat exhaustion.
You must increase the amount of water you drink during this season. You loose more water in the form of perspiration and hence you need to replace what you have lost. To take care of this you must drink 8 to 10 glasses of water daily. Add a glass of cold milk in the morning at breakfast and 1 at night after dinner. Also include fruit juices and fruits in your diet throughout the day. Eating vegetables like tomatoes that are high in water content and cucumbers that are cooling are extremely beneficial.
In terms of herbal remedies, a Chinese herb called Skull cap is available locally. It is used to dilate blood vessels near the skin and reduce your body temperature naturally.