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What to do in case of heatstroke

What to do in case of heatstroke

-- Get the victim to a shady area.

-- Cool the victim rapidly, using whatever methods you can. For example, immerse the victim in a tub of cool water; place the person in a cool shower; spray the victim with cool water from a garden hose; sponge the person with cool water; or if the humidity is low, wrap the victim in a cool, wet sheet and fan him or her vigorously.

-- Monitor body temperature and continue cooling efforts until the body temperature drops to 101-102°F.

-- If emergency medical personnel are delayed, call the hospital emergency room for further instructions.

-- Do not give the victim alcohol to drink.

-- Get medical assistance as soon as possible.

-- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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