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First Aid for Heat-Induced Illnesses

With summer coming on it seems like a good time to post some first aid tips for heat related problems.  Just remember that it is best to avoid these problems, I will post some articles on this in the future.

Howard

Extreme heat brings with it the possibility of heat-induced illnesses. The following table lists these illnesses, their symptoms, and the first aid treatment.

Condition

Symptoms

First Aid

Sunburn Skin redness and pain, possible swelling, blisters, fever, headaches Take a shower using soap to remove oils that may block pores, preventing the body from cooling naturally.  I find that putting pure apple cider vinegar on mild burns is quite effective.
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