Heatstroke, also known as sunstroke, can have different symptoms from one individual to another. It can be more or less severe depending on the duration of exposure to the sunlight.
The most prone to suffering from sunstroke are children, elderly, people with darker colored hair, patients who suffer from cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hyperthyroidism, liver or kidney disease, or under the influence of alcohol.
People with dermatological conditions that prevent perspiration (large surface psoriasis, eczema, scleroderma) are also more vulnerable to heatstroke.
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Symptoms of heatstroke usually occur within a few hours of exposure. It is very important to recognize the first signs of sunstroke, to take the necessary measures.
- Dizziness with nausea
- Pale, cold and wet skin
Other sunstroke symptoms that can occur later are difficulty in breathing, accelerated heartbeat, dry mouth, chills, nausea, strong thirst.
There are home remedies for heatstroke that can actually help. Here we have 4 natural treatments for sunstroke that have been used successfully.
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1. Baking Soda Remedy for Heatstroke
Hot baths with sodium bicarbonate (a cup in the tub) or starch and rice flour (1/2 cup in the tub) are amazing for heatstroke. Bathe for at least 15-20 minutes. Then pad the water off slightly using a soft towel. Then powder the wet skin with corn flour and anoint it with olive oil. Afterwards apply cold water or Aloe gel poultices for 20 minutes on the affected areas.
2. Heatstroke Remedy with ACV
Apple cider vinegar helps in case of heatstroke. Put a tbsp ACV in a a glass of water. Make sure the vinegar is at room temperature. Mix and drink the content. Apple vinegar replaces the lost minerals during the sun exposure, and has a similar effect to that of an energy drinks.
3. Herbal Tea Remedy for Heatstroke
The best medicinal plants with protective effects against sunlight worth mentioning are green tea, marigolds, Aloe Vera, leaves and cranberry fruits, nettle leaves, dandelion and willow bark. Mix or use separately to makes teas. Have 2-3 cups a day of these infusions. Cold chamomile or marigold poultices are also amazing in case of sunburn.