Heat Stroke Prevention Tips

A heat stroke is a serious medical condition for which treatment should be sought immediately if a person should experience one. Heat strokes are the most severe heat related medical condition that a person can experience and are preventable by following simple and common sense steps.

Heat Stroke

How to Prevent Heat Stroke

There are many things people can do to avoid having a heat stroke. The first thing they can do is to avoid spending an excessive amount of time outside when temperatures are extremely hot, with high humidity and high heat indexes.

When the weather conditions are like this, the body will sweat in order to attempt to cool down, but because there is so much humidity in the air, the sweat will not evaporate off the skin and cool the body. The best thing to do is to stay inside where it is air conditioned.

The next thing a person can do to avoid a heat stroke if they must be outside, is to wear light colored, loose fitting, breathable clothing, along with a hat with a brim. Light colored clothes do not absorb heat like dart colored clothes will.

light colored clothes

You should also wear sunscreen and sunglasses and carry a cooler with ice, water and electrolyte and salt replenishment drinks that do not contain caffeine. Caffeine is a diuretic and will cause the body to dehydrate faster, especially on hot days.

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Do not over exert yourself when you must be outside in hot and humid conditions. Move at a slow pace and take a break in the shade every thirty minutes, while drinking water to replenish your fluids.

drink water

Avoid exercising, mowing the yard with a push mower and other activities until either later in the evening or first thing in the morning, when it is cooler and the sun is not overhead.

Finally if you start to feel light headed, dizzy, get a headache, feel nauseous, start vomiting, having muscle cramps, or feel like your skin is flushed and warm, move indoors and cool down by taking a cool bath or shower or applying wet towels that have been run under cold water.

shower bath

Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.