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HEATSTROKE

Lengthy exposure to very hot conditions can cause heat stroke.

 

Symptoms

 

  •  Dizziness
  • Restlessness and confusion
  • Hot, dry skin
  • Strong, rapid pulse
  • Raised temperature of up to 41 degrees Celsius
  • Unconsciousness may result

 

WHAT TO DO

  •  Remove clothing. Sponge patient with cool water or wrap him in a cold, wet sheet.
  • Fan the patient-use an electric fan or a stiff board.
  • When the patient feels cooler to the touch, cover with a dry sheet. If body temperature start to rise, repeat the cooling process.
  • Give sips of water at frequent intervals if the patient is conscious. If unconscious, place in the recovery position.

 

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