Multiple Sclerosis: How to Avoid Overheating with MS
As hot summer months continue, it is important to pay attention to the impact that the heat can have on your MS. With the heat, you may experience a worsening of your symptoms so avoiding overheating can be important for feeling well this summer. Very Well Health has an article with tips on staying cool with Multiple Sclerosis. Check out the first couple of tips here:
Plan Your Day
Try to schedule your day so that you are doing outside chores or running errands at times when the sun is not at its peak.
Wear breathable, loose-fitting clothes, and considering keeping a hat in your car so you have it handy when you need it. You may also want to keep an umbrella handy so you can use it to block the sun, if needed.
Use Cold Washcloths
Take ordinary washcloths, wet them, wring out the excess water and put each one in an individual, resealable sandwich bag. Store several of these in the refrigerator or freezer to grab as you are going out the door. A wet washcloth held up to your face or draped along the back of your neck can keep you going for a while.