Heatstroke is a
condition you can get when your body heats up too much
and you start to feel exhausted and light-headed.
Heatstroke can also cause unconsciousness if not
You can prevent heatstroke by not
getting exposed to the sun too much when outside. You
can also prevent heatstroke by drinking lots of water
and staying cool. Elderly people, small children,
people on medications (especially tranquilizers), and
people with weight or alcohol problems are more likely
to get heatstroke.
You can tell if someone is getting
a heatstroke by feeling their pulse to see how fast it
is. When someone is having heatstroke their pulse will
rapidly beat. You might also look for dry skin or
possibly unconsciousness. When someone has heatstroke
you should immediately take them to the hospital.
Delay could be fatal.
Move the victim to a cool area to
lower body temperature. You could also try and lower
body temperature by taking off all clothing and taking
a cold bath. Fan and air conditioning are also another
way of cooling down the person. If temperature
continues to rise, repeat the process. Make sure once
they have heatstroke, DON'T GIVE THEM ANY
Now you know, if there is someone
near you and their forehead feels like it's on
fire...run them to the hospital!
Sun graphic on this page created
"Kids Making Healthy Choices" ThinkQuest