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Sunstroke

​A life-threatening disease usually associated with an uncontrolled rise in core body temperature above 40°C and central nervous system dysfunction, such as delirium, convulsions or coma.
The main causes are exposure to high temperatures and high humidity or exposure to great physical stress.
Sunstroke is a medical emergency that must be treated as soon as possible by:
  • Moving the patient to a cold place.
  • Removing outerwear and cooling the body with water, especially the head and neck area.
  • Exposure to an air source, such as an air conditioner or a fan.
  • Giving fluids to the patient.
  • Requesting emergency services and going to the nearest health facility.
Last Update : 23 June 2022 03:11 AM
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