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.
What to do if you suspect someone has heat exhaustion?
ENTIRE NORTH INDIA IS IN GRIP OF HEAT WAVE THESE DAYS, WITH THE MERCURY SOARING ABOVE 45 DEGREES . Both heat exhaustion and heatstroke are caused by exercising or being in a hot, humid environment where the body becomes dehydrated.
However, they show different combinations of symptoms.
1. a fever no higher than 104 degrees Fahrenheit,
2. excessive thirst,
5. cool and clammy skin,
7. muscle aches,
8. heavy sweating,
9.slow heartbeat and
6. rapid heart rate,
7. hot and dry skin,
9. decreased urination and
10. confusion & fainting .
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-
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?
Tips to save yourself from heat exhaustion