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Stay cool in the heat: top tips

Stay cool in the heat: top tips

 

When you have EB, hot weather makes the blistering so much worse. As the UK faces some of the hottest temperatures of all time, here are our top tips for staying cool in the heat.

Got tips to share? Email them to debranews@debra.org.uk.

  • Heat rises so stay cool downstairs
  • Fill a hot water bottle with ice cubes and cuddle it or put it on your feet
  • Get a gel cooling cushion (you can often find these at your local petrol station)
  • Keep your underwear in the fridge, especially socks!
  • Run cold water over pulse points
  • Put your feet in a bowl of cold water
  • Wet a thin scarf or piece of thin cloth and drape it over yourself like a sheet
  • Stay hydrated – keep a jug of water by your bed and another one in the fridge at all times
  • Keep a baking tray with a little water in it in front of a fan to maximise the cooling effect, being careful not to get water on any part of the fan itself
  • Chill out in places with air-conditioning – cinemas and cafés are often good bets
  • Speak to your Community Support Manager for more information about support and specialist equipment that may be available to you, including the support grants we offer

We know that everyone’s skin is different. What works for one person may not work for another. Let us know your top tips by emailing debranews@debra.org.uk

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