Heat Exhaustion & Heat Stroke
Heat exhaustion isn’t too serious and usually gets better when you cool down. However if it turns in to heat stroke it needs to be treated as an emergency.
Signs of Heat exhaustion.
- pale, sweaty skin and feeling cold.
- feeling sick, loss of appetite and stomach cramps.
- temperature of 38c or above.
- fast breathing or pulse.
- dizziness and confusion.
Follow these 4 steps.
- Cool them down with a cold compress, fan or water.
- Move to a shaded area.
- Drink plenty of fluids to re-hydrate.
- Lie them down and elevate their legs if they feel faint.
Call 999 if:
- their temperature has risen to 40c or above.
- thumping headache, nausea, vomiting, flushed hot dry skin.
- lowered levels of consciousness, possible fitting.
- if they become unresponsive place them in the recovery position until help arrives.