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Short of diving in the lake, here’s a surefire way to bring your body temperature down, down, down:
Put cold on your pulse points.
The pulse points are the areas of your body where your blood vessels are close to the surface—
- Back of the neck
- Base of temples, in front of ears
- Ankles and tops of feet
- Insides of elbows and wrists
- Behind the knees
Pick a point or two and wrap them with a cold washcloth. Or stick them under cool, running water.
Here’s a handy graphic to keep in mind the next time your thermostat goes wacky.