Summer Tips

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Heat exhaustion symptoms
Dehydration

Heat stroke

Heat stroke, a severe form of hyperthermia, occurs when the human body absorbs more heat than it can dissipate. This is a serious condition and needs immediate medical attention.

Remedy: It is important to lower the temperature of the body, hence immerse yourself in ice if you have too or take a cold shower. You can prevent heat stroke by wearing loose and light clothes, drink water and do not exert yourself during summer.

Heat cramps symptoms

Muscle pains or spasms usually occur in the abdomen, arms or legs. Spasms usually occur in coordination with strenuous physical activity.

Home remedies: Rest in a cool place. Drink clear juice or electrolyte-enriched drinks. Do not go back to strenuous activity even after cramps subside since it may lead to heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

Heat exhaustion symptoms

Heavy sweating, weakness, dizziness, headache, nausea, fainting, muscle cramps, fainting.

Home remedies: Rest. Have cool non-alcoholic beverages, a cool shower, bath or sponge bath. Use light clothing.

Dehydration symptoms

Dry mouth and eyes, dry skin, a condition where sweating nearly stops, muscle cramps, nausea, heart palpitations and light headedness.

Prevention: Re-hydration with water, clear broths, and any other water replacements that contain electrolytes, like Gatorade.

Home remedies: Fluid replacement and control through diet and medication. Fever medication.