Heat Exhaustion & Heat Stroke

Heat Exhaustion & Heatstroke

HEAT EXHAUSTION:
dizziness & confusion, nausea, fainting, muscle cramps, headaches, heavy sweating, tiredness, temp +38C, severe thirst.

What to do?
Move them to a cool place
Lie them down and raise their feet slightly
Get them to drink plenty of water (or sports/rehydration drinks)
Cool their skin – spray or sponge them with cool water and fan them. Cold packs around the armpits or neck are good too.

If they do not recover within 30 minutes, they may develop Heatstroke.

HEATSTROKE is a medical emergency and you should call 999.

People with heatstroke may stop sweating, even though they are too hot, their temperature may pass 40C and they may have seizures or lose consciousness.