Signs of Sunstroke

  • Seizure
  • 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.