Fainting due to Heat Treatment
Treatment for heat syncope includes removing clothing, a tepid water bath or sponge bath, oral fluids, intravenous fluids, cardiac monitoring, and rest in a cool environment.
Treatment for heat syncope includes:
- Oral rehydration therapy for older children and adults:
- Drink clear liquids only, such as water, sports drinks (best), fruit juice and dilute tea.
- Drink small quantities of fluids frequently, such as 2 tablespoons of fluid every 5 minutes.
- The absence of food allows the intestines to rest.
- May be able to advance to full liquid diet once symptoms improve
- Effective to treat mild to moderate dehydration
- Drink liquids that contain salt:
- Intravenous fluids for dehydration:
- Rest in a cool environment
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