Sunstroke--(the Skin Is Hot)

A sunstroke is accompanied by the following symptoms: headache,

dizziness, sense of oppression, nausea, colored vision, and often the

patient becomes insensible. The muscles are relaxed, face flushed, skin

hot, pulse rapid, and the temperature rises. The breathing is labored.

Treatment: Reduce the temperature as rapidly as possible, with ice or

cold water; get the patient in the shade. Loosen clothing.

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