Heat stroke, sometimes called brain attack, is commonly referred to as heat stroke. In this, the body is not able to cool itself and the body temperature reaches 106 degree Fahrenheit in 10 to 15 minutes. If this condition is not given emergency medical attention, it can be life-threatening.
Heatstroke is a condition caused by your body overheating, usually as a result of prolonged exposure or physical exertion to high temperatures. This most serious form of heat injury, heatstroke, can occur when your body temperature rises to 104 F (40 C) or higher.
If you suspect heatstroke, call 911 or your local emergency number. Then get the person out of the heat immediately. Calm the person by any means available.
Dip you in cold water. Taking a cold or ice bath has been proven to be the most effective way to quickly lower your body temperature. The sooner you can dive into cold water, the lower your risk of death and organ damage. Be careful not to use ice on the elderly, children, and people with medical problems. This can be fatal. - Contact the doctor immediately, it is advisable to do this work only under his supervision.
What is the right treatment for heat stroke?
Wear only loose and light colored clothes, cotton clothes are better. Alcohol and caffeine should not even be touched. Keep the body dehydrated. Use fan-cooler or AC to keep the body cool.
Heat stroke was first described by Hippocrates in 400 BC. Its prevention and treatment are described by Avicenna in 1020. Recent treatments have advanced because of military experiences with exposure to heat.
National Heat Sensation Day is observed every year on 26 May to spread awareness about the problems of heat transfer, problems of temperature rise and dangers of excessive heat and how to protect people from heat stroke.
National Heat Awareness Day - 26 May
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