What are the symptoms of shock?
The symptoms of shell shock is the World War One medical term
for a collection of diseases such as hysteria, emotional shock,
concussion, nervous exhaustion, etc ...., and even though many
recovered, others were left with effects for the rest of their
lives, suffering horrific nightmares and severe depression.
There are many symptoms of shock. Some of them include the
- Sudden drop in blood pressure
- Loss of consciousness
- Rapid, shallow breathing
The symptoms of shock:
- rapid pulse rate
- pale, cold, moist skin
The treatment of shock until medical help arrives:
Lay the person down, head low, face forward, with legs raised
about a foot high so the blood will flow from the legs to the upper
body. Loosen any tight clothing and prevent heat loss by wrapping
the person in a blanket or a coat. Do NOT use hot-water bottles or
Do NOT give anything to eat or drink unless medical help is
hours away, in which case you can give the person water or a weak
solution of water and salt or baking soda.
Keep the person as comfortable as possible until medical help