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summer heat

What are some ways that I can handle the heat better,I get really sick when I'm out in it for too long,even 80 degree heat bothers me. And I have fair skin and red hair and burn badly so I have to dress up like its winter and it sucks.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 4:37 PM on Jun. 7, 2010 in Health

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  • Sun screen - wear light covers over your tanks. Wear a hat. Keep a spray bottle with cool water with you at all times. Make sure you stay hydrated - drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. And if all else fails, stay indoors! :-)
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:39 PM on Jun. 7, 2010

  • i'm a ginger too. sunscreen. a high spf and less clothes.
    jennifer588

    Answer by jennifer588 at 4:39 PM on Jun. 7, 2010

  • I don't have the red hair, but mine is blonde. I've got the fair freckled skin that burns really easy too. I wear at least a 30. I bought an umbrella with stand for my porch. I can sit under that while my kiddos play. Drink lots and lots of water. I'm thinking about getting on of those slightly bigger inflatable pools...Target has a 12' by 36" on sale for $89 this week!
    rlhall1980

    Answer by rlhall1980 at 4:46 PM on Jun. 7, 2010

  • I have red hair too :)

    I stay indoors during the heat of the day and always have a cool drink to sip on. I wear a hat and sunscreen when I do go out.
    SleepingBeautee

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 4:47 PM on Jun. 7, 2010

  • I have a heart condition, so I struggle with heat too. If I have to go out (groceries, other shopping) I go out first thing in the morning, if I can, or I wait til after dark. I wear as little clothing as possible, loose clothing...My favorites include tanks with built-in bras and gouchos (very loose capris). We consume a lot of fruit smoothies (frozen fruit & juice). I stay away from caffeine, spicy foods, dairy, anything that makes me feel crappy. We have central air, but we also have a lot of fans moving air around (ceiling, box, and stand). I cook as little as I can get by with, because I sweat when I cook no matter what time of year. We spend a lot of time at the pool - I'll be all the way in but not moving around much. If it's really bad, I'll sit directly in front of a fan and have my kids spritz me with water, or I'll rub ice cubes over myself, or soak my feet in ice water. And stay hydrated!!!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:26 PM on Jun. 7, 2010

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