Dr. Olga Pavlova told how to act in case of heat stroke, MedikForum reported.
The expert notes that it is not necessary to stand in the open sun to get heatstroke. You can suffer from overheating not only in summer, but simply by being in a hot and stuffy room, even in a closed car.
“In heatstroke, the skin turns red, weakness develops, a rapid, superficial pulse, rapid breathing, dizziness, nausea, or vomiting. Convulsions are possible,” the expert says.
Most at risk are children who, having played, cannot adequately assess their condition. As well as older people who often fall asleep sitting on a bench in the sun.
If you find a person who has become ill from overheating, immediately call an ambulance. Before the arrival of the brigade, move the victim to the shade. Lay it so that the legs are higher than the head.