Why “Do not cover yourself with a wet cloth” for heatstroke patients?

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The weather is extremely hot during this time. There will be even more performance activities. Outdoor processions during the Songkran festival can cause heat stroke or ” heat stroke ,” which the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Public Health has warned. Ready to recommend actions to protect yourself from “Heatstroke”

Dr. Opas Karikawinpong Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Public Health revealed that during this period many areas of Thailand have hot to very hot weather. Temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius increase the risk of heat stroke or heatstroke. This is a condition in which the body is unable to adjust or control the temperature level within the ยูฟ่าเบท body, causing the body heat to continue to increase. Until the function of various organs fails and death occurs.

Why "Do not cover yourself with a wet cloth" for heatstroke patients?

Dr. Opas continued that Warning symptoms that indicate heat stroke is red skin, very hot body, fast and strong pulse, no sweat, headache, dizziness, confusion, nausea and vomiting. Consciousness decreases to the point of unconsciousness. Groups at high risk are: Vulnerable groups include the elderly, young children, and people with chronic diseases such as heart disease and stroke. High blood pressure, obesity, etc. And working age groups that must work outdoors Exercise or use a lot of strength for a long time. Which is close to the Songkran festival.

Many areas organize performance activities. Organize an outdoor parade. Therefore, please be careful and protect yourself. Wear clothing that is light-colored, lightweight and ventilates well. You should periodically rest in the shade and drink more and more water without waiting for thirst. If you exercise or do physical work, you should drink 2-4 glasses of water every hour. Avoid drinks that contain caffeine, alcohol, or have a high sugar content. Because it will easily cause the body to become dehydrated. As for the fragile group. Recommend avoiding exposure to the sun. and in a room that is well ventilated

As for the basic first aid method when encountering a patient with heatstroke is to bring the patient into the shade. Lie down with both feet elevated. Loosen clothes Reduce your body temperature as soon as possible, such as using a cloth soaked in cold water or ice to wipe your body, neck, armpits, and head, along with using a fan to cool you down body. If you feel awake, drink lots of water. But if you are unconscious, call the hotline 1669 to be rushed to the hospital.