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Miércoles 24/07/2024

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Temperatures are rising. What to do if you get heat stroke?

  • La sombra se convierte en una gran aliada para hacer frente a las altas temperaturas.

On Thursday and Friday Mijas will be under a yellow alert for high temperatures, which will reach up to 38 degrees

This week the first heat wave of the summer hits Malaga, which until Friday, will raise the temperatures in the municipality up to 38 degrees Celsius.  

On Tuesday, we went to La Cala beach to talk to the lifeguards about the dreaded heat strokes. The first recommendation to protect yourself from the high temperatures is to find shade, especially at midday, from 12 to 16 hours. 

In addition, the head of the rescue and lifeguard service in Mijas, Javier Martin, explained the symptoms of a heat stroke, "the most common are usually dizziness, vomiting, and muscle fatigue. Also in this situation, our body temperature is very high, but we do not sweat, which can lead to fainting". 

In these situations, it is important to act as soon as possible and following the advice of Javier Martín, if we are on the beach and we see that a person is having a heat stroke, we must call the lifeguards immediately, but until they arrive, "we can apply cold towels under the armpits, in the groin and on the neck to prevent further complications".

The lifeguards in Mijas are on the beach to inform everyone about this, as prevention is always the best way to avoid major problems. As the head of this service explained, "we advise people on the beaches to apply sun cream, and above all to stay in the shade when the sun is strongest".

Finally, beware that even on cloudy or windy days the UV rays are still there, burning our skin. 

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