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
- 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
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