This morning is kinda cooler than the past few weeks. Summer in Japan hits an incredibly high temperature this year that many are treated and even died of dehydration. A child in one of the prefectures died abruptly upon playing in a nearby park, so we as residents and living here must take extra precautions and monitor on how we are dealing with the heatwave.
Always have a dehydration kit ready. Salt candies, sports-drink, water. Always set the air conditioner to a 27-28 degrees Celsius.
WHAT TO DO WHEN DEHYDRATION STRIKES AT HOME
- Rehydrate using salt candy and water. Gradually drink water while having salt candy, having so much would only make you bloated.
- Monitor your body temperature.
- To lower your body temps, get ice from the freezer and wrap it with a small face towel and put it on both sides of the neck (temperature lowers much faster this way)
- If feeling extreme dizziness or numbness in the body happens, call Emergency as soon as possible
If the temperature outside hits 32-35 better not go outside or take extra precautions when traveling. Having fun during summer in Japan takes a lot of things to consider. But once you are used and takes proper preparation, it is possible.
Enjoy summer. Take lots of care❤️
(DISCLAIMER: This serves for information purposes only, not associated with any medical field or agency. Any similar opinions posted is purely coincidental.)
Nice! Your article is very helpful. 🙂 Would definitely come handy as it is scorching hot in Japan.
Thanks! Yes, please avoid it if you can or suffer the consequences 🙂
These are some good tips that I have never heard before as well.
Glad you learned something through this post. Thanks for comin’ over.
This was a great post, as a matter of fact I have a big bottle of water as I type this comment very close to me because this days I get really dehydrated thanks to the very hot weather.
Yes, preparation is the key, take care!
These are really helpful tips! We have to take care as where we come from, it gets really hot and dehydration is a big problem in summers! We are beating the heat by slow traveling the Himalayas as being at a cooler place helps 🙂 Just another reason to travel.
Even in India the temperature gets really extreme during the summers so I guess your article would help in mitigating the effect of soaring mercury!
Glad to be of help!
I have been to Japan and enjoyed perfect weather. But going through news of high temperatures this summer, so in this eventuality your tips to hydrate will certainly help.
This is so important! I never knew the part about salt candy.
Japanese people also suggests eating natto (fermented beans) and umeboshi (Japanese salt plums/pickled plums) to combat dehydration.
This post could help a lot! when I have I’m dehydrated I always drink water.
Salt candy? That’s new to me. Will give it a shot.
Yes, it is one of Japan’s way of combatting dehydration when strikes!
Thanks for the useful tips! It has gotten severely hot over here with temps reaching over 40F! It was my first year to hear that I should be drinking salt water to help cool down my body. Never heard that before!
It is like the ORS ( Oral Rehydration Solution) however the handy one.
The other week we hit 41℃
Dehydration and heat stroke are very serious. Please watch for signs in children and pets, as well.
Yes , that too!
Dehydration is very common especially during summer. It’s defo worse now cause of the climate change 🙁
Agree, the more we have to be careful
I would love to go visit Japan. I hate being dehydrated as well.
Spring and Autumn are the best seasons. Come during those times 🙂
Summers in Mumbai are unbearable! “tips will come in handy
Take care in your travels <3
These points are really helpful & really helps in dehydration.
So timely and relevant during these hot summer days
thanks for the tips, here in Africa where the weather is pretty harsh tips will definitely help