Tips on Avoiding and
Heatstroke often occurs when the body heat
accumulated at physical exercises cannot be taken away
via perspiration. The symptoms mainly include headaches,
dizziness, irritation, strong impulses, noisy breaths,
high body temperatures ( possibly above
40°C ), and
dry red skin. If not timely cured, the patient will soon
fall into unconsciousness, and in severe cases,
accidents may happen.
As a result, before intense
physical activities, mountain climbers must take some
proper medicines with them, such as rheocamphoradin,
refreshing ointment, and Jintan. In addition, cool
drinks and sunstroke prevention equipment like
sunglasses and sun hats are also suggested.
anyone faints, immediately move him to an airy shade.
Soak his clothes in cold water and wrap them around his
body to keep him wet. Or cool him down to below 38°C by
fanning and sponge him with wet towels.
he be conscious, let him sit down, head and shoulders
supported, for a rest. Put the unconscious patient in a
If the patient’s body
temperature drops after the above treatments, cover him
with dry clothes and let him rest. Otherwise, repeat the
above process and take him to hospital at once.