It’s hot around here this July week. For people suffering from multiple sclerosis, extreme heat can exacerbate MS symptoms and make them even more uncomfortable than usual. It’s can help to have a surefire way to cool the body down quickly and alleviate symptoms like fatigue and malaise.
The inside of your wrists, that same spot where a nurse might feel for a pulse, is the most accessible place to rapidly cool your bloodstream. Hold your wrists under a cool stream of water for a couple minutes and feel your entire body cool down almost instantly.
Pressing ice cubes, or even a chilled unopened can of soda, against that sensitive skin there on the wrists can work as well, for quick cooling.
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I wear sandals as often as I can . I slip of the sandal to feel the cold tile floor for a few minutes. It brings my temperature down fast. It’s usually enough to stop the vertigo long enough to drive home. Just need a strong antibacterial soap when I get home. In winter, if I overheat with walking or exercise and the vertigo starts or my vision flares, I pull over to the side of the road and stick my foot in the snow. I don’t like wet socks or dirty feet but I get home safe.
That’s great advice. I remember as a child placing the soles of my feet against the wall beside my bed for the same cooling effect.