According to the American Red Cross, in recent years, excessive heat waves have caused more deaths than all other weather events, including floods. Here are some tips to help you cope:
- Never leave children or pets alone in enclosed vehicles.
- Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids – avoid caffeine and alcohol.
- Eat small meals often.
- Wear loose-fitting clothing.
- Stay indoors during the hottest part of the day – stay in air conditioning or use a fan.
- Make sure animals have plenty of shade and water.
- Check in on elderly friends and neighbors.
- Learn the signs of heat stroke: extremely high body temperature, red skin, weak pulse, rapid shallow breathing, confusion, vomiting and seizures. Rapidly cool the body by immersing the person up to the neck in cool water for 20 minutes until condition improves. Get immediate medical treatment.
Pani Shoja, MD
Urgent Care Hawaii
About Urgent Care Hawaii: Urgent Care Hawaii medical clinics provide immediate and urgent medical care on Oahu for Pearl City, Honolulu, Waikiki, Waipahu, Aiea, Kapolei, Kunia, Waipio, Makakilo, Halawa, Mililani, Kailua and Ewa Beach. The clinics provide quick and affordable options for people needing immediate medical care and treatment for common or everyday health problems seven days a week – no appointments are necessary. The Pearl City location is certified by The Urgent Care Association of America and is a member of the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii.
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1245 Kuala St., Pearl City, HI 96782
Office: (831) 920-2759
Cell/Text: (831) 521-8608