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17.5.1.4 How do you treat other heat-related illnesses ?




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This article is from the Aerobics Fitness FAQ, by oaktree@shell.urjet.net (Robles) with numerous contributions by others.

17.5.1.4 How do you treat other heat-related illnesses ?

When you recognize heat-related illness in its early stages,
you can usually reverse it. Get the victim out of the heat. Loosen
any tight clothing and apply cool, wet cloths. If the victim is
conscious, give cool water to drink.

Do NOT let the conscious victim drink too quickly. Give about one
glass (4 ounces) of water every 15 minutes. Let the victim rest in a
comfortable position and watch carefully for changes in her
condition. The victim should not resume normal activities the same
day.

 

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