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First aid for heatstroke

Heat stroke is where the body is no longer able to cool itself and a person’s body temperature becomes dangerously high.

Heat stroke is less common than heat exhaustion but more serious. Symptoms are flu-like and include dizziness and nausea. The person will have a temperature and look flushed but their skin remains dry.

  • First cool the person down, take them to a cool place, loosen or remove outer clothing. Place the person in a half-sitting position, supporting their head and shoulders.

  • Bathe arms, forehead and chest with cool water.

  • Children should be stripped down and wrapped in a wet towel.

  • If symptoms persist seek medical help.


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