Category: First Aid

Heat Stroke

When a person’s body temperature rises rapidly which is caused due to strenuous activity in the heat or by staying in the hot place for a longer time, this may be life threatening so first aid tips given below should be performed to stabilize the person.   

First Aid:

  • Get the person into air conditioning if possible or out of the sun and into the shade.
  • Spray the person with cool water, or apply cold wet cloths or ice packs to the armpits, neck, and groin. Fan air across the person to increase cooling. These methods help cool the person more quickly.

Seek medical help, if:

  • Heat stroke is a medical emergency. Seek immediate emergency care if someone is having a heat stroke.
  • Body temperature above 40 degree celsius
  • Rapid pulse rate
  • Reduced sweating
  • Disorientation
  • Unconsciousness
  • Seizures
  • Warm, red, dry skin

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