How to Handle Heat Exhaustion.

by Shane
(Atlanta, GA, USA)

Heat exhaustion is caused due to the continuous exposure to extreme temperatures and insufficient fluid quantity in a body.

The elder persons, people who have high blood pressure and also the people who are required to work in hot environment.

There are several symptoms that indicate about exhaustion caused by extreme heat.

The symptoms are heavy sweating, paleness, cramps in muscle, tiredness, weakness, faintness, headache and nausea.

When we examine a victim of heat exhaustion, we find the pulse rate being fast and weak as well as the breathing being fast and low.

If that victim is left untreated of heat exhaustion, that person may suffer seriously because of heat stroke.

So if a person suffers due to heat exhaustion, the immediate step should be cooling off that person. This can be done by taking up these measures.

* Providing cool but non-alcoholic beverages.
* Putting that person into rest.
* Clothing with lightweight clothes.
* Providing air-conditioned environment.
* Giving sponge bath or suggesting a cool shower bath will be effective.

However, if the condition of that person still remains the same, calling for the medical attention is recommended.

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