Heat Wave in Karachi: Key details and survival guide

Pakistan Meteorological Department or PMD revealed that the heat wave in Karachi will hit the city from Wednesday.

Heat Wave in Karachi is expected from May 1 to 3 and the temperature can be reached to 40-42C. During these three days, you should take adequate precautions to avoid heatstroke or any other mishap.

Due to the high temperature, anybody can suffer from a heat stroke, but the people most prone to it in this weather are kids, senior citizens, pregnant women and people with existing medical conditions. Here is a complete survival guide about heat stroke including tips, precautions, and symptoms.

How to remain safe from a heat stroke?

  • Avoid using any heat radiating devices such as hair straighteners andhair dryers
  • Be extra careful while administering any medicine since they may have certain harmful side effects (including causing dehydration)
  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Keep out of the sun
  • Keep the environment as cool as possible keep curtains drawn and minimal light
  • Limit your physical exhaustion by limiting physical activity
  • Make sure you dress yourself and your kids in minimal, loose-fitting and lightweight clothing
  • Never stay in a parked car or any confined space without proper ventilation
  • Replace fatty foods with low-fat alternatives
  • Take regular showers more than once a day
  • Try to stay away from kitchens and laundry rooms

What are the symptoms of a heat stroke?

  • A dry and swollen tongue
  • A throbbing headache
  • Dizziness, confusion, and nausea
  • Eventual unconsciousness
  • Rapid pulse
  • Red, hot and dry skin (Without sweat)
  • Very High Blood pressure

What to do if someone is affected by the heat stroke?

  • Wet his/her skin with water or wrap it in wet a clothafter removing as much clothing from their body as possible. You can also give him/her an ice bath
  • Fan continuously
  • Dont provide the person fluids to drink
  • Position an unconscious person on their side and clear their airway
  • Apply ice packs to the patients armpits, groin, neck and back
  • Keep monitor his/her body temperature and continue cooling efforts until the body temperature drops below 38 Degree Celsius.
Faizanullah Hussainy
Faizanullah Hussainyhttp://hamariweb.com/
Syed Faizanullah Hussainy is a senior content writer with writing expertise in different niches. He is an Electronics Engineer by qualification and loves to write about different topics. He has six years of writing experience and currently working as a content writer at hamariweb.com.


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