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Last Updated: Jul 05, 2019

Heat & Illness Associated To It - Know The Ways To Subdue Them!

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Dt. Ranjit KaurDietitian/Nutritionist • 23 Years Exp.Post Graduation Diploma in Dietetics and Public Health Nutrition, Fellowship In Obesity Management
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How to deal with heat-related illness and what to do. 

Summer is still in full swing and if you among those people who spend a lot of time outdoors then you could be at the risk to heat stress caused by extreme heat. Here are some tips to spot the sign of heat stress.

  • Heavy sweating 
  • Muscles cramps 
  • Paleness 
  • Tiredness 
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness 
  • Headache 
  • Nausea 
  • Vomiting 
  • Fainted 
  • Cool and moist skin

What to do if you suspect someone has heat exhaustion?

  • get the person to a cooler or shady area or somewhere they can lie down.
  • try to cool the person down quickly, loosen clothes, run a bath with cool water or use a cool shower. Apply cool sponge or towels. 
  • sip water and avoid alcohol. 
  • monitor body temperature and continue cooling efforts until the body temperature drops to about38.2 to 38.8c.
In case you have a concern or query you can always consult a specialist & get answers to your questions!

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