How To Treat Heat Stroke

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We all know that Heat Stroke is one of the curse of Summers. But, we should not get panicked if we get one or any of our loved ones get it.

One must be aware of it’s signs and symptoms and how to cure it as soon as possible.

Signs and Symptoms of Heat Stroke

Following are the signs and symptoms of heat stroke:

  1. Heavy Sweating.
  2. Rapid Breathing.
  3. Nausea.
  4. Fast weak pulse.
  5. Lightheadedness.
  6. Fatigue
  7. Cramping of muscles.

First Aid For Heat Stroke

Following are the major steps that you can follow while having a heat stroke:

It’s really important to cool down the body’s temperature as soon as possible.

Try to remove unnecessary clothing and expose skin to normal temperature as fast as possible.

You should seek shade and drink plenty of fluids.

Sprinkle water on to the skin.

Use cold packs if possible and put cold packs over important blood vessels of the body such as back of the neck and over your armpits.

One of the fastest way to cool down body’s temperature is to put your hands in cold water as quickly as possible.

Take quick action as it can really save a life.

How To Prevent Heat Stroke

Now question arises how we can save ourselves from heat stroke. So, following are some quick ways by which you can save yourselves from heat stroke:

  1. Don’t wear tight clothes. Wear light clothing and loose clothing. Don’t wear too much of clothes.
  2. Keep water bottle with yourself whenever you go outside of your house.
  3. Avoid sun during peak hours like from 11:00 a.m. till 4:00 a.m.
  4. Avoid caffeine and alcoholic beverages as much as possible.
  5. Drink at least 10-12 glasses of water daily.
  6. Try to drink nimbu paani or ORS to maintain salt in your body.
  7. Wear sunscreen, hat and sunglasses whenever you step outside of your house.
  8. Try to wear light-coloured clothes as then absorb less heat, hence help in maintaining body temperature easily.
  9. Try to stay under shade whenever possible and avoid sun exposure.
  10. Avoid strenuous activity during summers as it increases the body’s temperature.
  11. Try to have more fruits such as watermelon, musk melon etc and avoid oily food.

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