First aid

Heat emergencies and hypothermia

Discover what the causes, symptoms and treatment options for heat emergencies including heatstroke, dehydration and hypothermia are, and learn more about the correct first aid responses.

First aid for heatstroke

Heatstroke occurs in hot and humid conditions when the body fails to control its own temperature. It is a medical emergency.

Dehydration

Dehydration occurs when there is insufficient water in the body.

Heat exhaustion

Exercising on a hot day could lead to heat exhaustion. Here's help.

Heatstroke

Heatstroke is a medical emergency that occurs in hot, humid conditions. Core body temperature rises to 41 ° C .

Hypothermia: first aid

Hypothermia, when the body's core temperature drops below 37°C, may result from prolonged exposure to cold conditions, especially in damp, wet or snowy weather.

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