Heat stroke and its home treatment

India
April 26, 2013 2:46am CST
As I have said in my previous discussion, my son had a heat stroke yesterday because he travelled in the hot weather in his bike. http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/2766666.aspx?p=0 As soon as he came he complained said his body was burning like fire, his face looked red; I knew it was nothing but heat stroke; I had suffered 2 times while I traveled on road by my motor cycle in summer. We asked him to lie down, the entire body was washed using a towel soaked in cold water, and we added ice to it. He was given a drink made from green raw mango; I am giving details for benefit of members here. [b]Take few green mangoes keep them over open flame of your gas oven or any kind of oven, in 5 minutes they become soft; squeeze them well in a bowl of water, add ordinary table salt and black peeper if you have; you may add lemon juice too. Make him/her drink this; this helps. He should be given pouches containing electrolytes; these are sold in shops without prescription.[/b] [b]Add any remedy you know? Please respond comment.[/b] Thanks in advance. Professor Dr. Bhuwan Saraf. PhD. April 26. 2013. Cheers have a lucky day ahead. [i][/i]
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@rubyroy (824)
• India
26 Apr 13
THANK YOU FOR THE REMEDY,but WE SHOULDN'T TRAVEL IN OPEN VEHICLES DURING SUMMER SEASON AT NOON.
• India
26 Apr 13
You are right but at times it is unavoidable.
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@jenny1015 (13366)
• Philippines
26 Apr 13
Very helpful post, Professor. I try not to succomb to such so I really drink as much water as I can.
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• India
26 Apr 13
Take care jenny Am happy you find this useful.
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@GardenGerty (149133)
• United States
26 Apr 13
The resting and cooling is similar in our country. We would not do the green mango preparation but we would use the electrolyte drinks that we have on hand. They are sold as sports drinks in the US and are often consumed when working out or exposed to a lot of heat. It can be pretty serious and can also recur more easily after it has happened one time. If possible we should avoid being outside in the hottest part of the day.
• India
26 Apr 13
Thanks for the details Madam GG
@nanajanet (4436)
• United States
26 Apr 13
I have never had heat stroke, nor known anyone to have had it. A little dehydration, but cured by drinking water. I am surprised that he did not carry water with him, to drink on his journey. Why did you give him a drink from mango and not just water? For the electrolytes? We have drinks here, that are water with electrolytes, but if a natural drink works, I prefer natural.
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@nanajanet (4436)
• United States
26 Apr 13
It must get extremely hot there!! I will have to look into using mango juice. I love to eat mangoes. I am not teaching, right now. The place where I was working, closed, so I am taking some time off. I have been judging dance competitions around the USA, for some money and I take care of my granddaughter, when she is not in school, since her mother works full time and goes to college. Sending you hugs, Professor. :D
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• India
27 Apr 13
Welcome Janet
• India
26 Apr 13
He carries water, it is the hot weather and the hot wind he faced while driving caused fluid loss.I told about raw mango it works. How are your dance classes going?
@dainy1313 (2370)
• Leon, Mexico
26 Apr 13
Hello again Professor, I didn´t know about the mangoes remedy, we´ll try soon. On sunday we suffered heat stroke. We were on the swimming pool too much time. So at night I prepared a lot of lemonade with salt, chilly powder and electrolytes. I know that adding salt to the water makes us dirsty, and this will force us to drink more water. Blessings Professor... dainy
• India
26 Apr 13
Just a pinch of common salt dear dainy It is SODIUM CHLORIDE electrolyte.
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@jazel_juan (15747)
• Philippines
26 Apr 13
Oh that is nice to hear that it can be treated with few green mangoes, i did hear from the news that there are a lot of people getting heat strokes. I am not familiar with other remedies but probably lots of water will help.
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• India
27 Apr 13
Yes it works
@kalav56 (11464)
• India
26 Apr 13
Empty two sachets of Electral and after mixing this with two litres of water, it can be given to drink instead of plain water.A person must have this instead of water to drink for the next few hours. Tender coconut water will also help. People who are not diabetic can have Glucon C too. I have also heard that some people keep onion on their heads inside a cap or a piece of cloth on their head ; they also keep some green leaves or spinach on top of their heads.Keep smelling the onion frequently.
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• India
26 Apr 13
kala Yes i told about this pouch they come by different names in different flavors About onion you are right, i have seen women in train from villages; they keep WHITE onion near the waist tied in sari You know i did daily up down to Jharsuguda college, i used to keep white onion in the hip pocket.
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@Buchi_bulla (8298)
• India
26 Apr 13
It is a very good advice Professor Sir. My sister had heat stroke recently and had continuous red coloured watery loose motions, as soon as she came from hot Sun in the mid afternoon. She took tender coconut. I think we can have buttermilk with little salt. This will also work well.
• India
26 Apr 13
Yes it works too, the water is rich in electrolytes.
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@rog0322 (2829)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
26 Apr 13
Hi, Keeping cool is the best way to combat heat stroke. When I feel one is coming while on the road, all I do to make a beeline for the nearest treeline to keep down the rising body temperature, a sip of cold water and a breath of air should make it go away. It seems green mango is good for stress, I used to pick one when jogging along the fairways with mangoes hanging around, it helps bring down body temperature too.
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• India
26 Apr 13
Thanks for the response and sharing your experience.
@nishant5n (1067)
• India
26 Apr 13
Mint or Pudina is also very helpful for heat stroke. We can take it in juice form, in leaves form or in tablet form. Drinking plenty of water before going out will also help to avoid heat stroke. Covering head and body parts is also useful.
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• India
26 Apr 13
Another useful tip Thanks for sharing
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@kokomo (1867)
• Philippines
26 Apr 13
Yes, thank you for the information. Well , the heat is really on these days so we should go outside seldom. Prevention is better than cure so I guess better not to go outside if you will not do any important things. And if there is, better to wear sun protection like hats, umbrellas, shades for the eye or even long dresses just to protect as from the uv rays of the sun that causes different kind of skin diseases.
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• India
26 Apr 13
Thanks my friend, good to be cautious.
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• Philippines
26 Apr 13
it was experienced this week by one of family member here. He feel dizzy and his stomach feel cold.He is working in very humid factory and he brought some water only to drink.His co-employees rescue him and give him some water. On the second day he brought one jar of water with ice and wet his towel everytime he feel hot and wipe his body with it to warm him and also drink water.SO cold water is very important to avoid heat stroke and wet some part of the body. to maintain the body temperature. So by doing this,He can work normally now and do not experienced that again.
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• India
26 Apr 13
Tell him to keep 'WHITE ONION' in his pocket, it helps lol, i have done it for years.
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@srisahara (4508)
• Indonesia
26 Apr 13
I think it is a good idea if you give him coconut water, it is very useful to replace body fluid after under the hot weather. You can also give him mix of water of turmeric and honey. it is also will make his stomach calm.
• India
26 Apr 13
Thanks for sharing your tips dear Turmeric is one of the best antiseptics, i take a note your tips.
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• Philippines
26 Apr 13
Professor, can I use the blender instead of squeezing out the juice out of the mangoe? I heard Gatorade has electrolytes. Can I use this commerciliazed drink? I am just thinking of quicker alternative but not sure if it will work. Pardon my ignorance.
• India
26 Apr 13
Yes you can use blender There are several brands of electrolytes one can use
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@tigeraunt (6327)
• Philippines
27 Apr 13
hello professor, it is so hot here starting from 10am until about 3pm everyday. the skin would feel like being torched. I stay in the office as much as possible and do the field assignments always late in the afternoon to avoid heat stroke. one day last week after the field work, I went home feeling weak and flushed. my husband was fast in helping out. he had me wet my face and head. made me lie with my feet a little elevated. he said it will help in the blood circulation and gave me cold lemonade drink. he made me tuck under the armpit some face towels he dipped in icy cold water. the effect was very fast. I was alright in a few minutes. he said I was having heat stroke. so now I knew, even if one is not directly under the sun, still one could have heat stroke. hence it is always good to carry some water in the bag when outside a building or walking without an umbrella during these summer days. ann
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• India
27 Apr 13
Honey Thanks for the details, you have such a caring husband, very few are lucky, you must take equal care of him.Yes carry umbrella and 2 white onions inside blouse or near waist, it works, probably some volatile chemicals come out from them.
@averygirl72 (34814)
• Philippines
27 Apr 13
Since it's summer here I think that's a good home treatment. I recommend a wet towel during extremely hot day. Can they also take cold ripe yellow mangoes or some watermelon?
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• India
27 Apr 13
I know it is summer in your country, ripe mango, water melon may not work, green is best.Putting wet towel over head while on street works.
• China
27 Apr 13
thanks my dear professor,for your real effective remedy. As for the heat stroke, it is so common that almost everyone could meet it. so your advice is very useful and valuable. My way to cure the heat stroke is to just stay under the shade and always make myself cool.And drinking some tea is a good choice.
• India
27 Apr 13
I am happy you liked, stay safe, if not necessary don't go out lol.
• India
27 Apr 13
I know this remedy pretty well. When I was in Hyderabad and used to go out for work in a hot weather, my mom used to always give it to me after returning back from work. And I just love it. Now I am in Chennai, which is lot more hotter place compared to Hyderabad but my mom is not here and also I don't have gas oven to make the same.
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• India
27 Apr 13
So you are in Chennai now if necessary you can put the mango over coils of electric heater.
• India
28 Apr 13
I don't have a Electric Heater. And gone are the days when people used to use Electric Heater. Now a days people use induction oven and I have one with me here in Chennai too. But I am not sure if this will be helpful or not since there is no presence of fire.
• Philippines
27 Apr 13
I always male sure i drink lots of water if there's no water i buy gatorade or prople vitamin water to keep hydrated :)
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• India
27 Apr 13
Welcome to my discussions, glad to know you drink lots of water lol
@joizee (502)
• Philippines
26 Apr 13
Hi Prof :) This is the first to hear mangoes as heat strokes remedies. I usually hear the cold water treatment and the electrolytes to replace lost water like in dehydration from diarrhea. Will consider to try it whenever needed, prof. Thanks! Anyway, I think putting ice packs on specific body areas like armpits, groin area and soles could lower the body temperature. Thanks for the discussion! :)
• India
26 Apr 13
Sure give it a try, Philippines is hot now, carry 2 WHITE ONIONS in your pocket always Take care.
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@joizee (502)
• Philippines
27 Apr 13
Thanks a lot prof, very useful and helpful! Have a safe and enjoyable summer day!