How To Avoid Symptoms of Heat Stroke


According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), bad, pounding headache is one symptom of heat stroke – the most dangerous heat-related illness. Heat stroke occurs when your body can no longer cool itself naturally. Your body temperature can escalate to 106 degree F. or even higher within as few as 10 minutes. Other symptoms to be on the lookout for include skin that’s hot and dry – you won’t sweat; a quick, strong pulse; dizziness and/or confusion; nausea and/or vomiting; and finally, you could lose consciousness. Heat stroke can cause permanent damage and even death, cautions the CDC.

What To Do About Heat Stroke?

If you experience headache when you’re outside and the temps are high, get into an air-conditioned place or retreat to someplace shady, advises the Mayo Clinic. Lie on your back with your legs propped up so that they’re above heart level. Drink lots of water or sports drinks. Avoid alcoholic and caffeinated beverages because these cause dehydration. Take a cool shower or soak in a cool tub, if possible. If you’re wearing too much clothing, take off superfluous layers. Your symptoms should subside in an hour, but if they don’t, seek medical treatment.

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/185662-heat-headaches/#ixzz2ZUguMbP8

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