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How do people deal with hot weather and chronic illness?

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    • MaryC

      684d

      I hibernate inside during the summer. Honestly I don't go outside unless I absolutely have to. When I do have to go out I make sure I have cold water with me (the colder the better). I was not built for Florida. Just waiting for my husband to retire so we can move into an rv & chase 72

    • Cece7

      684d

      I have ice packs, rechargeable fans and water with me at all times just incase the heat is too much

      • Cece7

        684d

        @Cece7 I stock up on those ice packs that pop to start working and keep one in my purse

    • MaryC

      684d

      I hibernate inside during the summer. Honestly I don't go outside unless I absolutely have to. When I do have to go out I make sure I have cold water with me (the colder the better). I was not built for Florida. Just waiting for my husband to retire so we can move into an rv & chase 72

    • 3leafclover

      684d

      icepack(s) behind or in front of a small fan in a small room can help cool an area down (the ice pack may have to be replaced as needed). if outside then a spray mist bottle and/or aloe Vera can help. there are some 30ish dollar portable air conditioners on amazon if you have extra money to spend.

    • NewYork

      684d

      Carry around a small ice pack, a neck fan, and lots of water

    • Lunarr

      684d

      I bought a rechargable neck fan and it's been a lifesafer! I can pop it on and it lets me exist in hot temps for much longer than without and also helps to cool me down inside when I have a flare. However, that's more of a bandaid and I still have to stay inside when it's super hot and/or humid out. My mom has used the above mentioned microfiber towels to keep cool while doing yard work so I second those, too! More than anything make sure you have plenty of water and access to an air conditoned location, hot weather sucks with heat intolerance :/

    • JessiJay

      684d

      Personally, I always keep a microfiber towel on me (it can be wetted almost anywhere and holds the cold amazing) and normally keep a metal container with ice cubes I can add to the towel throughout the day. If it's just being outside then I'll add some fresh aloe on top of that. Hopefully this helps a little bit! ☺️

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