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Treatment of heat exhaustion

Treatment of heat exhaustion

Treatment of heat exhaustion

Treatment of heat exhaustion

Heat exhaustion usually improves with adequate intake of fluids, which can either be given orally or intravenously. Fluids like cold water or fruit juices are appropriate. It is advisable to avoid alcoholic beverages as they may contribute to dehydration. Adequate rest with legs raised, a cool environment along with fluid replacement usually improves the condition. Individuals who experience fainting may need immediate medical attention so that monitoring of vital statistics (heart rate, respiratory rate, electrolytes in the blood) can be carried out. It is important to understand that heat exhaustion is a serious condition which cannot be ignored. If the individual does not improve after being placed in cool environment and after being given adequate fluids, then it is considered a medical emergency which needs medical treatment

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