Signs of Sunstroke
- Struggling to breathe with moderate or severe difficulty
- Confusion, severe restlessness, anxiety, agitation, slurred speech, etc.
- Extremely Fast Heart Rate
- Extremes: Heavy Sweating or Absence of Sweating
- Red, hot, and dry skin, even in the armpits
- Severe vomiting and diarrhoea
First Aid for Sunstroke
- Move the victim into the cool shade, out of direct sunlight
- Remove excess clothing & roll victim on his side to expose as much skin surface to the air as possible.
- Sponge or spray cold water over the victim's body
- Place ice packs or cool wet towels over as much skin surface as possible
- The rectal temperature should be reduced to 39°C or below as soon as possible.
- Temperature taken via the mouth or ear isn't reliable.
- If the person is awake & alert enough to swallow, small sips of cool water can be given for hydration. Help the person to ensure he or she does not choke.