A heat stroke occurs when the body is unable to regulate its temperature and under normal circumstances, it automatically do the thermoregulation mechanism: the body temperature rises rapidly, the sweating mechanism ends bad (as part of thermoregulation), and therefore cannot reduce the body temperature, so that it reaches 41 º C or higher within 10 to 15 minutes, a situation described as hyperthermia. Heat exhaustion is a vital urgency as it can cause death or induce irreversible brain damage.
Under these circumstances, the following measures should be taken immediately, and at the same place of the accident:
Sometimes the muscles of a victim began to shrink in an uncontrolled manner of heat exhaustion. If that happens, it is necessary to take measures so that the victim doesn’t harm her or himself involuntarily, although one must not place any object in the mouth or give fluids in the mouth.
If there is vomiting, make sure that their upper airways are open, which should be placed on the victim lying on its side.
Prevent the risk of suffering a heat stroke
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