17th Aug, 2019

Don't get frazzled plea from doctors as hot weather rolls into the weekend

Ross Crawford 29th Jun, 2018

USE suncream before stepping out into the sun – that’s the plea from Redditch doctors as the warm weather looks set to continue.

Top it up every two hours and wear suitable clothing too, like a hat, long sleeved top and sunglasses.

The call comes as the Met Office issues a level 2 hot weather alert and the possible arrival of a heatwave.

Doctors also advise staying out of direct sunlight between 11am and 3pm when the sun is at its strongest.

And as staying cool is so difficult, they are urging that people look out for others, especially the elderly, babies and young children.

Dr Carl Ellson said: “Although getting out and about in the sun has many benefits, there are also some dangers.

“Even if it’s cloudy or overcast you can still burn, so make sure you’re prepared whatever the weather.”

If you feel unwell or have any concerns about your sunburn call NHS 111 – available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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