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DOH warns against heat stroke, gives prevention tips amid hot weather

Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III on Tuesday warned the public against heat stroke and gave prevention tips amid the hot weather.

In his interview on News To Go, Duque said that heat strokes can be prevented by avoiding long exposure to the sun especially from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., which is the hottest period of the day.

“Maiiwasan ‘yan, huwag lang magbabad sa araw nang napakamatagal,” Duque said.

He also advised those who have important activities outdoor to apply sunblock, which can also help in preventing body temperature to rise.

Aside from avoidance to sun exposure, Duque said that drinking eight up to 12 glasses of water every day can also help prevent heat stroke.

The following are the symptoms of heat stroke, according to DOH:

  • dizziness
  • headache
  • high fever
  • increased heart rate
  • unconsciousness

The country is currently experiencing hotter weather due to the effects of the El Niño phenomenon. — Joviland Rita/LA, GMA News