What steps can be taken to manage heat intolerance associated with multiple sclerosis (MS)?

Updated: Oct 08, 2019
  • Author: Christopher Luzzio, MD; Chief Editor: Jasvinder Chawla, MD, MBA  more...
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Steps to manage heat intolerance are as follows:

  • Time outside activities for early morning or evening hours to avoid the heat of the day

  • Spread activities throughout the course of the day to avoid overheating

  • Use air conditioning in homes and cars, cooling garments, light-colored clothes, and wide-brimmed hats

  • Avoid exposure to saunas, hot tubs, or even hot showers or baths

  • Avoid exposure to excessive humidity; dehumidifiers can help indoors

  • Treat fevers aggressively with around-the-clock antipyretics.


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