Tuesday, May 27, 2008

First aid for Heat exhaustion

I was off for a summer vacation so that i could stay away from the extreme heat in the city of Chennai. But when i returned back, it has got worse. The was sultry even in the early morning at 6. And when i reached home, i was already exhausted. But fortunately i had my tea ready at home and sipping the tea i read the newspaper. At a certain page, i found this topic " First aid for Heat Exhaution" and so i thought of putting it in my blog for others to know this. Here they are...

  • Firstly, if a person gets exhausted by heat, he should be taken to a cool place for example an air-conditioned room.
  • Then remove all sorts of accessories or excessive clothing so that he gets air.
  • Make the person lie down with his feet elevated.
  • Provide the person with lots of air probably by manual airing or cold sponging him.
  • Give the person a cool drink or water - only if the person is alert.
  • If a heat stroke is suspected, admit him/her to the hospital as soon as possible.

As usual with the old saying " prevention is better than cure", it is advisable to stay away from heat. For more tips on avoiding heat disorders, follow my blog post "Beat the Heat"

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