Heat Exhaustion Home Care
- Drink plenty of liquids:
- Avoid exposure to warm environments.
- Avoid alcohol.
- Avoid exposure to the sun.
- Wear clothing that blocks the sun's rays.
- Wear a hat.
- Exercise during cooler times of the day.
- Bathe in tepid water.
Heat Exhaustion First Aid
First aid for heat exhaustion includes:
- Move the patient to a cool or shaded area.
- Remove clothing.
- Keep the victim lying down with feet elevated.
- Fan the victim and sponge skin with cool water.
- Provide cool fluids to drink, only if the patient is alert.
Heat Exhaustion Warning Signs
Notify your doctor if you have heat exhaustion and any of the following:
Continue to Heat Exhaustion Prevention
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