Tips to Prevent Heat Stroke During Hot Weather

Roseous.comTips to Prevent Heat Stroke During Hot WeatherIf you are on the move in the hot sun and feel high fever and dizzy until you want to faint, beware. It could be a sign you have a heatstroke, or a heat stroke.

Although heatstroke is rare, you still have to look out especially if you want to go to an area where the air is high. For example, in 2016, Health Coordinator of Haj Organizing Committee (PPIH) Embarkation once appealed pilgrims to be careful of heatstroke. Because, at that time the temperature of the environment in Saudi Arabia is predicted very hot.

Tips to Prevent Heat Stroke During Hot Weather

Recognize the condition of heatstroke

Heatstroke occurs when you experience an increase in temperature that is accompanied by the body's inability to cool itself. Usually heatstroke occurs when a person feels overheated for a long time, either because of work, exercise, or just sitting in a hot environment.

Heatstroke is a serious condition and includes an emergency department. If not resolved properly, heatstroke can damage internal organs. People who are prone to heatstroke are young people, middle-aged people, and overweight people.

Know that the heatstroke is different from heat exhaustion, or severe heat. Heat exhaustion is a condition when the body temperature is above 37 ° C, but lower than 40 ° C. Heat exhaustion can be improved by rest and adequate water intake. However, if not addressed properly, this heat exhaustion may turn into a heatstroke.

Meanwhile, the signs and symptoms of heatstroke are as follows:
  1. High fever. Body temperature 40 ° C or more.
  2. Changes in mental or behavioral status, such as confusion, slurred speech, and irritability.
  3. Not sweating. In heatstroke caused by hot weather, your skin will feel hot and dry if touched. However, in heatstrokes triggered by heavy exercise, the skin may feel dry or slightly damp.
  4. Nausea and vomiting.
  5. The skin is flushed.
  6. Heartbeats are fast.
  7. Headache.

Relief for heatstroke sufferers

If anyone around you is attacked by heatstroke, take it straight to the hospital. While waiting for medical help, or on the way to the hospital, you can help with the following tips:
  1. Move them to a cool place.
  2. Lay them down.
  3. Lead them to drink. Water and sports drinks can help. Avoid consuming alcoholic beverages.
  4. Chill their skin, either by fanning or splashing cold water. Placing cold compresses around the armpits or neck can also be done.
  5. Stay with them.

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To prevent heatstroke, keeping yourself cool and hydrated is very important. Here are simple ways that you can avoid heatstroke:
  1. Use loose and not too thick clothing.
  2. Drink enough water.
  3. Maintain a diet with balanced intake of nutritious intake.
  4. Do not leave people in the car. This action is a major cause of heatstroke in children. Even if the window is slightly open, it remains unsafe.
  5. Be careful if you want to move during the day, especially at 11 and 3 noon. Enough fluid and rest if you feel tired. Also bring a hat and use sunscreen.

For those of you who want to travel to areas where the air temperature is high, should be more vigilant against this heatstroke. Take good precautions, as described.
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