What is Heat Stroke?
Heatstroke is a condition in which the body becomes overheated in a relatively short space of time.This can be a life-threatening condition, requiring urgent medical attention.
What are the symptoms of heat stroke?
- hot and dry skin
- severe headaches
- loss of consciousness
- It is best to get the victims body temperature down as quickly as possible to avoid brain damage or even worst death.
- Take off all the victim's clothes
- If possible submerge the victim in cool water or cover him/her with ice bags
- Keep the victim moist (if no water is available, use any other method of cooling down the victim)