HEATSTROKE FIRST AID: Do’s & Don’ts When Someone Shows Heatstroke Signs

Lists of Valuable Heatstroke First Aid Do’s and Don’ts

HEATSTROKE FIRST AID – Here are the lists of the do’s and don’ts when someone is showing the signs and symptoms of heatstroke.

Aside from heat stress or exhaustion, another heat-related illness that the people should watch for is heatstroke. Sadly, this is quite rampant in the Philippines now due to the summer season.

Its symptoms and signs include fever, nausea, vomiting, changes in metal behavior, headache, rapid breathing, fainting, and rapid pulse.

Nowadays, summer brings intense heat to the communities putting the lives of humans and the living things like plants and animals at risk. Its effect can range from dehydration up to death.

The heat-related illness that can lead to death when not attended right away is heatstroke. That is why it is important that we know the heatstroke first aid most especially the do’s and the don’ts.

Heatstroke First Aid
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Based on an article on Mayo Clinic, here is a heatstroke first aid including the do’s and don’ts when someone is showing signs of the said heat-related condition:


  • Call the emergency hotline in your area / an ambulance / seek medical help right away
  • Take the person away from the heat
  • Take the excessive clothing of the patient
  • Cool him or her through any of the following:
    • cool shower
    • sponge with cool water
    • spray with garden hose
    • fan while misting water
    • cool damp sheets
    • ice packs
  • Let the person drink cool water for rehydration (if the person is conscious and can drink)


  • Do not give sugary drinks to the person
  • Do not let him or her take caffeinated drinks
  • Do not be crowded in front of the person to avoid further suffocation

Keep safe, everyone!

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Information Courtesy of Mayo Clinic

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