What to do if we get sunstroke

What to do if we get sunstroke

In summer, many people want to sport a beautiful brown and tanned complexion, but the risk of running into a sunstroke Is around the corner if the right precautions are not taken. It should be remembered that, when tanning, one should avoid sun exposure during the hottest hours of the day and use the right protective creams against UVA rays (to be applied about every two hours).

In addition, it may be recommended to use a hat to shield the head from too much sun and sunglasses. You can also take showers at periodic intervals with lukewarm water so as to restore your body temperature. It is also crucial to introduce the right amount of fluids and therefore two liters or two and a half liters of water, fruits and vegetables, avoiding too heavy foods and drinking alcohol.

Prefer light-colored, lightweight clothing, perhaps made of natural materials (such as cotton), instead of dark or black clothing that attracts more sunlight.

But what to do if it is now too late and we have already caught sunstroke?

First of all, it is necessary to remember what the symptoms of sunstroke are, namely: headache, dizziness, lack of appetite, possible fever, exhaustion. Eventually blisters may also appear on the skin if there have been burns.

Should these symptoms occur, it is essential to port the person to a cool or shady environment and restore his or her temperature, perhaps placing wet cloths on the forehead and wrists (water should not be cold but warm). Also important is thehydration and therefore the administration of fluids (fresh water, not cold).

It may happen that the person to whom the sunstroke has come, faints and, in this case, You need to lie down with your legs lifted upward. In the event that, after fainting, she does not regain consciousness within 5 minutes, it is essential to CALLING FOR HELP (First Aid or 118).