Tips to Get Through the Worst Heat Wave of 2013

Dr. Jennifer Ashton gives advice on how to beat the heat.
1:10 | 07/17/13

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This weather is such a major health hazard. Jennifer ashton is here. And what are the big danger signs to watch for? When you talk about that, george, think head-to-toe. You're talking about things that start with headache. You might have fatigue or lethargy. Dry tongue and dark urine or decreased urine output. Dehydration. It can happen to anyone. Not just the people working outside for the entire day. What do you do before you go outside? First of all, if you don't have to go out, really, it's advisable to stay in or minimize your time outside. If you have to go, try to have a heat wave go pack, if you will. Something like this, a smart, portable fan. Cold water or sports drink. Or even ice packs can make a big difference in getting you through the day. And that spray? The heat wave is a serious thing. But there are fun, easy ways to get some relief. One of them, just brew some peppermint tea, and chill it. And the menthol in the tea can make you feel cooler. Take an ice pack like this. Put it between the pillow and the pillowcase at night. Keeps your head cool. And keeping your head cool is keeping your body cool. It does sound good. Okay. I'm with you.

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