The treatment for heatstroke is an emergency. The treatment of heatstroke includes removing clothing, tepid water bathing or sponge bath, cooling blanket, cold compresses, oral rehydration therapy, intravenous fluids, cardiac monitoring, and resting in a cool environment. Medications may be administered to inhibit shivering, which can generate heat.
Treatment for heatstroke includes:
- Misting the skin with water at room temperature
- Cooling fan
- Cold compresses to the groin and armpits
- Cooling blanket
- Medication to control shivering:
- Intravenous fluid
- Oxygen therapy
- Respiratory therapy
- Cardiac monitoring
The goal is to reduce the body temperature below 104 degrees F (40 C).
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