Taking Charge of Your Health

How to Treat Heatstroke. Heatstroke occurs when the body is unable
to cool itself. Knowing first-aid techniques to treat this
dangerous condition could save a life. You will need Cool area Cool water, cool bath,
or damp sheets Drinking water Thermometer Fan (optional) and sports drinks (optional). Consult a physician for care and treatment
advice if you suspect heatstroke. Step 1. Know heatstroke symptoms. Look for a headache, dizziness, confusion,
exhaustion, seizure, high body temperature, rapid heart beat, dry skin, and hallucinations. Step 2. Move a heatstroke victim into a cool, shady
area or an air-conditioned building. Step 3. Remove the victim’s clothing. Apply cool water to their skin or wrap them
in damp sheets. Place them in a cool bath if they are conscious
and able to cooperate. Accelerate body cooling using a fan to blow
cool air across the patient’s skin. Step 4. Provide cool drinking water to increase hydration
if the victim is able to accept it. Offer sports drinks to replenish both fluids
and salt. Step 5. Continue treatment until you verify with a
thermometer that the person’s temperature is 101.3 to 102.2 Fahrenheit. Step 6. Keep the person in a cool area and ask them
to lie down with their feet elevated. Bed rest combined with re-hydration will get
them on the road to recuperation and recovery. Did you know Heat waves result in more deaths
in the U.S. than hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, lightning, and earthquakes combined.

30 thoughts on “How to Treat Heatstroke

  1. I almost passed out yesterday due to heat stroke. I fell down a flight of stairs surprisingly un harmed, and barely made to my destination. Then drank 5-6 Bottles of water and Poured about a Gallon on my self. Then swam in a lake. I did ok.

  2. I was on my way back from the park,I had made up my mind I wasn't going to leave until I made 5 more shot in a row and on my way back I passed out by some shade lol.

  3. Yeah if you see a random stranger with tattoos and they look like they are on drugs passed out in the street take them into your house.

  4. The things you should NEVER DO.
    1 don't give a victim a cool bath, it is important to cool the victim gradually and not fast if you cool the victim too fast, the victim will go into shock.
    2 don't give the the victim sports drinks, all of that salt and sugar is going to dehydrate your body more, plus sports drinks before going into a scorcher is where you got heat stroke in the first place.

  5. "saver jumps over fence"
    Me:OOOHHHHHHHHH LIKE A BOSS!!!(and forgets what was watching"
    (then realized what)
    oh im sorry .-.

  6. This is for heat exhaustion. Heat stroke is a 911 emergency. The ONLY treatment for heat stroke is calling 911, and dousing the person in cold water until the medics arrive.

  7. I remember when I had a heat stroke in school during an assembly. Luckily the office (and nurses office) was right next to the MP room.

    Here's how it felt. My vision got blurry and almost pixelated when I got up and grabbed my chair. I also felt weak and lightheaded. Also luckily; some adults noticed and told me to walk into the office and get admitted. The assembly was ironically about strokes.

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