Sunbathing is a medical recommendation and has been widely used since ancient times to ensure good health and the receipt of vitamin D in the body. But for this it is necessary to carry out at appropriate times, and otherwise, several problems may arise, such as the case of heat stroke. In addition to sunbathing, during walks and even an afternoon on the beach, it can cause inconvenience if not taken with due precautions.
That is why we decided to mention some precautions to take precautions and report the symptoms of heat stroke so that parents are aware of the signs, avoiding even greater problems caused by prolonged exposure to intense sunlight. This overexposure causes a disturbance in body temperature control causing frequent symptoms such as:
- High fever
- Dry red skin
- Nausea and vomiting
- Dizziness and in some cases fainting
There are cases where an increase in heart rate and breathing difficulties is observed, besides confusion, severe headaches and in even more severe cases, dehydration . Dehydration is one of the factors that deserve more care among the symptoms of heat stroke, especially in babies and children who can die quickly with the loss of excessive fluid. The best way to avoid heat stroke is to be exposed to the sun before 10 am and after 4 pm, where the sun is less intense. Always moisturize your skin very well and use sunscreen at least 15 minutes before exposure. Drink plenty of fluids before, during and after sunbathing. Keeping children under the protection of an umbrella is also a great way to protect them from heat stroke, in addition to wearing caps and hats.
What is the treatment for Heat Stroke?
If even with all the care tips, you still have problems with heat stroke, know what the care is to alleviate this great discomfort of the skin and reduce the risks of the problem getting worse. Cold baths and the help of wet towels bring immediate relief to skin heat and burning sensation, in addition to skin hydration through moisturizersthat can be left in the refrigerator to increase the relief. The use of fans and air conditioning can also offer greater comfort, especially at bedtime. Drinking plenty of fluids to hydrate the body and prevent dehydration is also a key to controlling heat stroke, as well as helping to improve the skin. Using few pieces of clothing, preferably leaving the child naked with nothing on the skin burns, will reduce body pain.
When feeding, choose light, fat-free foods that are easy to digest , as it is common for children with heat stroke to feel nauseous and to vomit. Homemade whey in addition to coconut water, isotonics and water itself are indicated for the replacement of liquids lost by the body. Heartbeat and breathing must be controlled, and in the event of any visible changes an emergency room should be sought immediately.
My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.