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In an emergency, phone 000.
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If you are worried about yourself or others, seek medical attention.
Recommend cool, non-alcoholic drinks, resting out of the heat, taking a cool shower, bath or sponge bath, and wearing lightweight clothing.
Encourage rapid cooling.
Prevent heat illnesses by drinking plenty of water and staying as cool as possible.
Many prescribed medications can make the risk of heat-related illness worse. Your GP will be able to advise how your medications can affect your health in the heat.
Some medications may become less effective or in some cases toxic when stored in the heat. Many need to be stored below 25°C.
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