Hot in our latitudes is rare but when it happens, our unprepared for extreme heat, the body begins to suffer and often fails. So let’s cool down with all means available!
In the heat, easy to heat stroke. Its signs are dizziness, increased body temperature, weakness, paleness or redness of the face, rapid pulse and abdominal pain, nauseam, noise in ears, severe pain in the muscles. Sometimes fainting and convulsions.
What to do:
If the person is conscious, get him out of the sun and sit in the shade on his haunches so that he dropped his head between his legs. It should be pouring on top of him and the back of her neck with cool water.
If a person is unable to move itself, move it into the shade, put, raised his head, and, if necessary, give antipyretic (paracetamol).
To undress or at least to undo the collar. Put a wet towel on the forehead, chest, armpits, bends of arms and legs.
To give a cool, but nelegalnoj water with the dissolved salt (1 teaspoon per liter) to normalize the water-salt balance. Let him drink water in small SIPS.
Massage your hands and feet, to ensure the flow of heat.
If it’s not better to immediately call an ambulance.
What not to do:
Abruptly cooled. So no ice douches, cold compresses or immersion in a river. Abrupt temperature changes may cause spasm of small blood vessels and cardiac arrest.
To give alcohol, coffee, energy drinks. They may further narrow blood vessels and even cause brain swelling.
Give drink to an unconscious person. He can drown.
If you quench your thirst with ice water – close to the cold, and the freshness that she gives are deceptive. Alcohol and coffee in any case. But sometimes you can afford a glass of water diluted mineral dry white wine. But better is water with lemon juice (it will restore the electrolyte balance) and green tea. By the way, tea in the East hot drink: it stimulates sweating, which cools the body. But if in the heat of hot drink you can not drink diluted unsweetened juices (cherry, grapefruit, tomato).