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Last Updated: Aug 29, 2019

Heat Exhaustion - Some Tips To Deal With It!

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Dr. Kriti MathurHomeopathy Doctor • 23 Years Exp.BHMS, PGDCBM, MD(AM) , Diploma in Nutrition and Health Education (DNHE), PG homeopathy
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As the outside temperature soars, the cases of heat exhaustion and heat stroke rise. After exposure to high temperature/ sun, watch out for the following symptoms-

  • Heavy sweating
  • Rapid pulse
  • Dizziness and fatigue
  • Cool moist skin
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Muscle cramps

A combination of these symptoms indicates heat exhaustion. If left unattended, it may lead to heat stroke wherein the body temperature rises. Above 104° and various complications develop.

Who are at risk?

  • Elderly.
  • Children sp school children or those engaged in sports.
  • Indulging in outdoor physical activity.
  • People unaccustomed to high temperatures.

First aid

  • Bring the patient in a cool dark place with a fan overhead or ac or air-cooled room.
  • Give cold sponging.
  • Give cold water, ors, fresh lime water, energy drink, or fruit juice, etc
  • Homeopathic first aid medicine for the condition is glonoine in high potency.

Tips to save yourself from heat exhaustion

  • Venture out only if absolutely necessary. Preferably avoid going out between 12-4pm
  • When going out, wear light, loose clothing and cover the head.
  • Stay hydrated. Drink lots of water. Ensure that you take enough water, salt and sugar.
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