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11 April 2009

heat stroke


For many of us, summer season is about going to the beach and have fun under the sun. Well, don’t love the sun too much. The Department of Health had an advisory about HEAT STROKE – cause by excessive exposure from the scorching heat of the sun and dehydration. Find out the signs and treatment... Signs May start with the following signs of heat exhaustion: • warm, flushed skin • faintness • dizziness • weakness • headache May progress to an emergency condition of heat stroke: • very high fever of 41 C • rapid heartbeat • convulsion • delirium • unconscious Prevention • Limit the amount of time you spend outdoors. • Drink plenty of water. Avoid tea, coffee, soda and alcohol. • Wear a wide-brimmed hat and long-sleeved clothing when outdoors. • Schedule heavy-duty activities for the beginning or end of the day, when it’s cooler. Emergency measures: • Move the person to a shady spot or indoors and have them lie down with their legs elevated. If they’re conscious, have them sip cool water. • Remove clothing, apply cool water to the skin and fan them. • Apply ice packs to the armpits, wrists, ankles and groin. Heat stroke is a medical emergency! Bring the patient immediately to the hospital after instituting emergency measures.

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hire web developer on December 29, 2010 at 12:22 PM said...

heat stroke can be beneficial for the health as per natural rules but the science is saying no for that.

 

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