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- Drink plenty of fluids but avoid drinks with alcohol, caffeine or a lot of sugar. Do not wait until you are thirsty. Start drinking fluids 30 minutes before going out.
- Plan strenuous outdoor activity for early morning or evening when the temperature is lower.
- Take frequent breaks when working outside.
- Wear sunscreen SPF 15 or higher, wide-brimmed hats and light-colored, loose-fitting clothes.
- Check with a doctor about the effects of sun and heat when taking prescription drugs, especially diuretics or antihistamines.
- Dress infants and children in cool, loose clothing. Shade their heads and faces with hats or an umbrella.
- Check frequently on the elderly and others who made need help.
- Never leave people or pets in a closed, parked vehicle in hot weather.
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