Ways to Beat the Heat and Tackle Sunstroke
The summer is soaring high and the skin gets the heat deeper into our body. The unforgiving heat of this season makes everyone run to the hills. We feel the heat both inside out, making the environment uncomfortable. Excess exposure to sun can raise the body temperature causing sunstrokes or heat exhaustion.
Staying outdoors for longer hours is sure to catch a heat stroke or sunstroke. Heat exhaustion is something that is temporarily overloading your body with heat. However, sunstroke is a serious problem that is caused with continual exposure to very high temperature. Such over exposure can overheat the body and raise its normal temperature level to rise. In such cases, when your body temperature reaches more than 40 degree Celsius, it would damage your organs.
When your body absorbs more heat than it could handle, it causes sunstroke. There are several simple symptoms to keep an eye on. This includes rapid breathing, throbbing headache, excessive sweating, dizziness, increased heart rate, nausea and vomiting.
Here are few ways you can tackle sunstroke.
- Severe Dehydration can result in sunstroke and so intake lots of fluids to prevent dehydration. This will also replenish your body’s fluid level lost due to sweating.
- Avoid alcohol and caffeinated drinks as it can make things worse, affecting your body’s ability to regulate body temperature.
- Mixing a spoonful of sugar with few pinch of salt in water can help dehydration. You can also add fruit juices if preferred.
- Onion juice can be an effective remedy to treat sunstroke. Apply onion juice behind ears and chest to reduce body temperature. Alternatively, you can also roast raw onions with cumin seeds and honey and intake it.
- Any kind of tamarind drink can benefit during summer. With rich source of vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes, tamarinds help maintaining the body electrolyte. Soak a handful of tamarind in boiling water and strain it. Drink this mixture with a pinch of sugar added.
- Make the mango-spiced drink with raw mangoes, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, pepper, and Black Salt. You can consume it twice or thrice a day to provide energy.
- Buttermilk and coconut water are best source of probiotics that helps replenish your body temperature. With essential minerals and vitamins, it rehydrates your body effectively.
- In severe cases, Sandalwood paste can be applied to your forehead, chest and hair to help the heat escape out. As a cooling agent, it helps bring down the temperature considerably. You can also massage with sandalwood oil.
All of these simple remedies can help in many ways to prevent and tackle sunstroke. Instead of popping any pills, you can follow these remedies to beat the heat. Getting the heat out and feeling better is best when done through natural ways.