Be Aware of Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke

Thailand is currently under the hottest season of the year. Last week, the Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) advised citizens to beware of the heat, especially vulnerable groups, as the weather is expected to remain hot and sunny until early May.

During these boiling days, let’s beware of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

Heat Exhaustion is when the body is overheating but does not need emergency medical treatment if the symptoms can be released or cool down after 30-minute while Heat Stroke requires emergency medical help.
The left untreated heat stroke can harm multiple organs instantly. In the worst case, it can lead to long-term disability or death.

The symptoms can happen in both adults and children even though children may become more sensitive.
Risk factors include age, people with chronic disease(s), sudden expose to hot weather.

Signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke include:

  • Cool, moist skin with goose bumps when in the heat
  • Heavy sweating
  • Faintness
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Weak, rapid pulse
  • Low blood pressure upon standing
  • Muscle cramps
  • Nausea
  • Headache 

The symptoms can be released by cooling down the heat, such as loosing patient’s clothing, rest in cool place and drink cool fluids.

BNH Emergency Room is open 24/7 with fully equipped ambulances and emergency doctor call-out service. Direct emergency number: 02 632 1000

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