Heatstroke
This occurs when the body fails to regulate its own temperature, and body temperature continues to rise.
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Heatstroke

This occurs when the body fails to regulate its own temperature, and body temperature continues to rise.

Symptoms:

  • Headache
  • Tiredness
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Increased body temperature
  • Confusion
  • Fainting
  • It might follow activity in severe heat.

Seriousness:

  • This could be life-threatening.
  • Get your child to a hospital.

Treatment:

  • Cool your child down as quickly as possible.
  • Get them into shade.
  • Spray them with water, or wrap them in a wet sheet and put a fan on them.
  • To avoid it, always let your child wear a hat outdoors, make sure they drink lots of water , and avoid going out in the sun between 11am and 3pm.

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