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Cool tips for everyone

Stand: 25.06.2024

How you can protect yourself when it's hot inside and outside buildings. And there are also some things you should bear in mind when taking medication.

  • Dress lightly, airily and brightly
  • Drink enough water
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Eat water-rich, light foods
  • Cool your body regularly (shower, wet cloths, spray bottle)
  • Subscribe to the DWD heat warning/stay informed

Tips for indoors:

  • Preferably ventilate at night/early in the morning
  • Shade rooms during the day
  • Switch off electrical appliances when not in use

Tips for outdoors:

  • If possible, postpone (strenuous) activities to the cooler hours (morning/evening)
  • Stay in the shade
  • Wear headgear in the sun
  • Use UV protection (e.g. airy, long (UV) clothing, sun cream and sunglasses)
  • Never leave children, people with health problems or animals in a parked vehicle or in direct sunlight.
    leave them in direct sunlight

Tips for taking medication:

  • Ensure correct storage of medication
  • Make sure you drink enough fluids
  • Clarify with your doctor how medication works in the heat/what should be taken into account
  • Check the correct intake of medication regularly



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