What should you do if you have heat exhaustion?
get to a cool place and drink fluids.
Heat exhaustion and heat stroke are both caused by excess and direct exposure to heat. Heat stroke is more severe than heat exhaustion and requires urgent medical treatment. Heat exhaustion can often be relieved through manual hydration (water drinking, cooling etc). If in doubt, always consult a medical practitioner. To a lay person, the signs of heat stroke and heat exhaustion may appear to be similar.
Heat stroke is a result of heat exhaustion and usually consists of drowsiness and increased vomiting, whilst heat exhaustion can be treated before any symptoms occur. The process of treating a casualty with heat exhaustion should be as follows; Sit the person down in a cool place if possible Give them a glass of water in the dilution of 2 tablespoons of salt to a litre of water; as this will help replace the salts…