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First Aid Treatment of Sunburn its causes and diagnose-Effects of high temperature

Sunburn and its First Aid It occurs after excessive exposure the sun. It is seen at high altitudes in winter due to exposure to ultraviolet rays. The condition is diagnosed by the following features. There is itching over the burn. The skin is red, swollen and painful. In mild cases there are superficial burns. Severe cases have painful blisters. First Aid Place the patient in a cool place. Sponge the...

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First Aid to prevent heat injuries-Effects of high temperature

How to prevent heat injuries  1.Stay indoors during heat waves. Wear a minimum of clothing that is light in colour and loose fitting. 2.Improve ventilation in the house. Use shades and drapes to cut direct sunlight. 3.Limit the strenuous activities to the cooler times of the day. 4.Cook food in the early morning or late evening to avoid heating up the house during the hot part of the day. 5.Use...

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First Aid Treatment of Heat Cramps  its causes and diagnose-Effects of high temperature

Heat Cramps  They in occur when one replaces the fluid lost in sweat by drinking water without salt. The condition is diagnosed by the following features. There are intermittent painful contractions of skeletal muscles in the body. They occur in those muscles that have been involved in strenuous activity, usually those of the legs. Body temperature is normal or low. The cramps last a few minutes and generally disappear spontaneously....

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First Aid Treatment of Heat Exhaustio its causes and diagnose-Effects of high temperature

Heat Exhaustion It occurs in hot and humid environment after heavy and prolonged sweating either due to exposure to the sun or working in a close, hot atmosphere like factories, with failure to replace salt and water. The condition is diagnosed by the following features. Restlessness exhaustion is present. Faintness may be experienced. Headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting are present. Sometimes there are abdominal cramps, or cramps in the limbs. Temperature...

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First Aid Treatment of Heat Stroke its causes and diagnose-Effects of high temperature

Heat Stroke (sunstroke)  It occurs when the body can no longer control its temperature by sweating as in the following conditions. It can prove to be dangerous. Very high environmental temperature. Prolonged confinement in hot atmosphere. Consumption of alcohol. Illness like malaria. The condition is diagnosed by the following features. There are restlessness, headache, dizziness, and discomfort. The skin is hot, flushed, and dry. The pulse is bounding. The body...

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Effects of Temperature change and its factors

Effects of Temperature change and its factors The human body has some mechanisms that help it adapt to changes in the environmental temperature. However when the changes are extreme and last for long duration, the protective mechanisms may fail, and the person may suffer from illness. The following factors increase risk of adverse effects of extremes of temperature change on the human body. Infect and elderly people. People who are...

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