What to do if you get sunstroke
What to do in case of getting a sunstroke if the child is exposed to the sun without a headdress for a long time, it can lead to overheating of the head – sunstroke. As a result of exposure to direct sunlight, there is an acute disorder of cerebral circulation manifested by disorder and loss of consciousness.
Signs of sunstroke can be different and indicate the severity of the condition. In a mild case, there is noise in the ears, there is a headache, congestion. In a severe case, nausea occurs, breathing becomes faster, there is a rapid heartbeat, and the body temperature jumps.
If you do not take urgent measures, you may experience life-threatening conditions: loss of consciousness, convulsions.
In such situations, you need to hide the affected child from the sun’s rays, find or create a shadow at hand. Give the body a semi-sitting position, free from the upper clothing that restricts breathing. Wet a towel with cold water, wipe the neck, face, torso, and hands. Put ice wrapped in a towel on your head (if such an event occurred on the streets of the city, you can use ice cream of the ice type as a substitute for ice), or a towel soaked in ice water. In small SIPS, give a drink of chilled mineral water (plain water).
If the condition worsens, the child loses consciousness, it is necessary to call an ambulance.