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Humans have a body temperature of around 37 ° C. When exposed to high heat for a long time, it can rise to 40 ° C. The external heat is so important that the body can no longer maintain its usual 37 ° C. This is when sunstroke occurs. It is not just children who are subject to it! Anyone who stays in the sun for a long time can quickly suffer from heatstroke and sunstroke if their head is indirect exposed.
The big difference between heatstroke and sunstroke? The former can occur even without the sun, which the latter does not. Sunstroke is often accompanied by sunburn. The latter, to a significant degree, can even provoke it. The body then becomes dehydrated quickly.
CAUSES AND SYMPTOMS OF INSOLATION
More or less long exposure to the sun quickly provokes a heat stroke. If it is muggy and windless, sunstroke is quick to set. All the more so when you go for a long hike, run, bike ride ... In general, if you are in direct sunlight without protection or shade, the risk of sunstroke is high. Anyone can get it, but infants, young children and the elderly are at greater risk.
The ailments can be multiple and simultaneous: a fragile, drowsy or confused state, intense heat in the face, a rapid heartbeat, dry and hot skin, a pale face, nausea, cramps, fever…
WARM WATER AND FRESH WIND
The most important thing is to lower the body temperature. To do this, put the affected person in a cool, ventilated place. The key is to stop the symptoms so that the situation does not get worse. Taking a lukewarm shower can help. And above all, the person must absolutely rehydrate by drinking water (not too cold). If the symptoms persist and the sunstroke victim loses consciousness, call a doctor or emergency services. They can best guide you based on the symptoms.
HOW TO AVOID INSOLATION?
It is best to avoid exposure to hot hours (11 am - 4 pm). If you are forced to spend some time in the sun, apply sunscreen, drink water regularly, and don't forget to protect your head and neck.