The Drumheller Valley and surrounding areas are in a heat warning all week, so that means we all need to take the proper precautions.
"You want to make sure that you wear long sleeves and cover up, find shade when it's needed and always remember to wear sunscreen. It can be common to say put sunscreen on in the morning or early afternoon, but most don't realize that it does have to be reapplied," explained Dr. Rithesh Ram.
Some signs to look for in sun stroke can be very non-specific as it doesn't have to consist of individuals falling down and passing out.
"The exhaustion part of it is a foretelling sign that you could be reaching that particular time. Any extremes in age, like the very young or old, or anyone with health conditions will be more susceptible to getting past that much quicker than you'd expect," Dr. Ram outlined.
"The number one thing is if you're concerned and they're concerned, call 9-1-1. They know exactly what to do and where to take them in that instance."
If someone wants more information on sun safety, where can they find more information?
"The Alberta Medical Association's website has a lot of good information in regards to sun safety, tips and things you can do for kids or parents," concluded Dr. Ram.
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