Heatwave in Israel: MDA issues guide to stay safe in summer

a heatwave Knocking is expected in Israel this week as temperatures are expected to rise across the country. With heat comes many dangers, magnate David Adam (MDA) warned Sunday.

From Sunday to Wednesday, the temperature will be in the range of 35 to 40 degree Celsius. Families with children or the elderly must take necessary precautions in order to get through the coming week safely.
Dehydration and heat stroke can be prevented by following these guidelines:

1) Drink plenty of fluids – even when you are not thirsty

It is recommended to drink 8 to 10 glasses of water a day. Soft drinks, especially water, are preferable. Make sure there are drinks nearby and that the children are in a shady spot at all times. The MDA tells their elderly or disabled relatives to be in contact with them more often than usual, to ensure they have cold drinks and are in a shady and cool place, and show no signs of dehydration or heat stroke Huh.

2) Protect yourself from the sun

When leaving the house, be sure to protect yourself and your family from the sun, especially babies and toddlers. This can be done by using a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and appropriate clothing.

When going to the beach, be sure to apply sunscreen with a high SPF and avoid prolonged exposure to the sun. It is best to go to sea in the early morning and late afternoon, when temperatures are more comfortable.

3) Do not leave children and infants in the car

The temperature in a closed vehicle can rise within minutes and can lead to heat stroke and even death. don’t do that Leave babies and children unattended in the vehicle, even for a moment – even if the windows are open and the air conditioner is running.

4) Take care to avoid external heat

Exercising outside during the hottest hours should be avoided altogether. If you choose to exercise in the evening, make sure you drink plenty and reduce the intensity.

Workers who are exposed to particularly high temperatures should take care to wear light, thin and airtight clothing that allows the body to cool down. Take longer breaks in the shade or in an air-conditioned place and drink plenty of water.

5) Pay attention to possible symptoms

If there are signs of dehydration – such as headache, dizziness or weakness – stop all physical activity immediately, stay in a shady and cool place, and drink plenty of fluids.

Symptoms of heat stroke include fainting, blurred vision, confusion, and fever. Call the MDA by calling the emergency center on 101 or using the “My MDA” app, and follow the paramedics’ instructions until the teams arrive.

Special attention is required to infants, children, the elderly and the disabled.

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