Given the high temperatures registered in the entity, the General Hospital of Mexicali shares preventive measures with citizens through its epidemiology service, which calls for precautions in this hot season and avoiding overexposure to sunlight to protect your health.
Dr. Dania Judith Juárez Padilla, coordinator of the Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases area of the General Hospital of Mexicali, commented that the increase in temperature worldwide is an issue that concerns the community, due to the impact it can have on the health of the people, for this reason she called on the population to take shelter or not go out in hours of greater radiation or “peak” hours of heat, such as from 12:00 to 4:00 in the afternoon. Likewise, she called for always being hydrated.
“In adults, 1.5 to 2 liters a day is recommended; preferably, we should wear clothes that are not too hot, looser and cooler, try to cover ourselves from the sun either with an umbrella, but preferably not expose ourselves to the sun’s rays in the hottest hours,” she emphasized.
Among the symptoms that a person affected by high temperatures or by being exposed to heat may present are headaches, vomiting, tiredness, or weakness, sometimes presenting hallucinations or feeling confused. In more serious patients they can even present seizures, faint and the temperature rises from 38 to 42 degrees.
If you have these symptoms, it is important to go to your nearest health center, or the General Hospital of Mexicali, to give adequate treatment and hydration, and in the case of heat stroke, more advanced forms of resuscitation are carried out.
“Especially with people who do not have a physical space, who are on the streets, who know that there are places where they can get hydrated, there is a safe summer campaign here in Mexicali, and there are certain hydration points such as self-service stores where they are given water and oral serum life,” she concluded.