Summer can be a challenging time for people with multiple sclerosis (MS) due to heat sensitivity, but there are plenty of enjoyable activities and tips to help manage symptoms and stay cool. Here are some summer ideas:

Cooling Strategies

Cooling Vests and Neck Wraps: These can be worn to help regulate body temperature when outdoors.

Portable Fans: Use handheld or clip-on fans to stay cool.

Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water throughout the day. Consider adding electrolyte tablets to your water to stay hydrated.

Cold Showers or Baths: Take cold showers or baths to cool down if you start feeling overheated.

Air Conditioning: Spend the hottest part of the day in air-conditioned environments. If you don’t have air conditioning, visit places that do, like libraries or shopping malls.

Light Clothing: Wear lightweight, loose-fitting, and light-colored clothing to help stay cool.

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