The dangers of a warm climate, sweating, cramps, overheating of the body, heat or sunstroke, sunburn, eye irritation, dehydration.

Sweating, or tropical lichen, can occur when a person has not yet acclimatized to a hot climate. Skin-rubbing clothing against the background of profuse sweating can lead to blockage of sweat glands and unpleasant irritation. Large physical exertion can contribute to the appearance of prickly heat, which is exacerbated by sunburn and eczema. 

The dangers of a warm climate, prickly heat, convulsions, overheating of the body, heat or sunstroke, sunburn, eye irritation, dehydration.

Excess sweat cannot evaporate quickly enough, the glands turn out to be closed and the cooling effect of sweating disappears. Consuming more fluids, especially hot ones, in hot climates can increase perspiration and make the situation worse. Take off your clothes, wash your body with cold water and put on dry clothes. Antihistamines help reduce discomfort.

. This can also happen without being in direct sunlight, for example, if a person lies on hot ground without proper ventilation.. Symptoms pallor of face, cold, sweat-covered skin, weak pulse. It is accompanied by dizziness, weakness and possibly convulsions. The victim may experience confusion or unconsciousness.. Treatment: as with cramps.

Heat or sunstroke, symptoms and treatment.

The most serious consequence of too much stay or stress in hot conditions of a warm climate or in direct sunlight. Symptoms hot dry skin, reddened hot face, sweating stops. The temperature rises, the pulse becomes fast and strong. Severe headache, often before vomiting. Loss of consciousness may occur.. Treatment: lie in the shade, head and shoulders slightly raised. Take off your outer clothing. Cool the body by moisturizing underwear with lukewarm water (cold water will raise the internal temperature of the body).

Do not immerse the patient in water, completely spray him. Then lay in a moist recess, but with a good flow of air. When consciousness returns, give a drink. After the temperature becomes normal, change clothes, provide warmth so that the patient does not freeze. Immersion in cold water is very dangerous, but in exceptional cases, when the risk of death or damage to the brain outweighs the risk of shock from immersion, it can be used after the initial cooling starts.

Slowly immerse the body in water, first the legs, massaging the limbs in order to activate the blood flow to them and help to remove heat from the inside of the body, thereby reducing its internal temperature. Leave the water as soon as the temperature drops, be prepared to dress the patient if it drops too sharply. You may need to cool and warm the patient several times before the temperature stabilizes..

Sunburn, symptoms and treatment.

A real burn, with blisters, and not just the first stage of tanning, is a serious danger, especially with pale and sensitive skin. If a sunburn covers more than two-thirds of the surface of the body, it can be fatal. Treatment: avoid further sun exposure stay in the shade. If necessary, take painkillers. Cover all the blisters with bandages, but do not puncture them.

Eye Irritation, Symptoms and Treatment.

Eye irritation can be caused by bright light, shine especially at sea, in the desert or in snowy areas, or when the sun is too long or because of dust. Treatment: peace in the shade, remove foreign bodies, rinse your eyes with warm water and close them to rest. Use a mask and darken the skin under the eyes with charcoal so that there is no relapse.

Dehydration, Symptoms and Treatment.

Dehydration (dehydration) becomes more visible as the body loses fluid. Water makes up 75% of body weight, which is approximately 50 liters for the average person. If more than one fifth is lost, then survival is hardly possible. Loss of 1-5% fluid: thirst, slight discomfort, loss of appetite, redness of the skin, irritability, drowsiness, nausea.

Loss of 6-10% fluid: dizziness, headache, shortness of breath, lack of saliva, illegible speech, inability to walk. Loss of 11-20% fluid: dizziness, swollen tongue, inability to swallow, blurred vision, numbness and drying of the skin. At the last stage: severe muscle weakness, impaired mental activity.

Based on the book Complete Survival Guide for Extreme Situations, in the Wild, on Land and at Sea.
John Wiseman.

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