Exposure to excessive heat can cause loss of body fluids and a rise in body temperature.
In a hot environment, the body loses heat by diverting blood to the skin and by sweating.
Profuse sweating may lead to an excessive loss of fluids and salts, resulting in heat exhaustion.
HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT AND REMEDIES
The following homoeopathic medicines can be given according to the totality of symptoms.
Belladonna, Natrum mur., Colocynth, Cuprum met. &
Natrum carb., Selenium, Gelsemium & Lachesis
Sun (Heat) Stroke:
Glonine, Natrum carb., Belladonna, Lachesis, Amyl nit. Q for inhalation.
FIRST AID FOR ANY HEAT ILLNESS
Move patient to a cool or shaded area.
Patient should be lying down with feet elevated, if possible.
Fan patient and sponge skin with cool water.
Provide cool fluids to drink (water is best)--only if the patient is alert!
Contact emergency transport crew.