First Aid Heat And Cold Exposures

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Use the Rule of Nines to Calculate a Sunburn Area

Learn how the rule of nines is a good, quick measurement for judging the size of burns on people of all shapes and sizes. Overall, burn severity is a measurement of the depth of burning and the size of the burn. Measuring the size of a burn is...

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Use the Rule of Nines to Calculate a Sunburn Area

Learn how the rule of nines is a good, quick measurement for judging the size of burns on people of all shapes and sizes. Overall, burn severity is a measurement of the depth of burning and the size of the burn. Measuring the size of a burn is...

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How to Prevent Heatstroke

A few small changes can result in saving over 700 lives per year from heatstroke and heat-related illness. Reviewed by a board-certified physician. The body can normally withstand large increases in temperature—mostly due to sweating which helps...

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How to Treat a Burn

Follow these steps to treat a burn at home, and learn whether to call 911 or treat the burn yourself. Depending on the severity of a burn, which is based on depth and size, you might need to see a doctor or call 911. Regardless of the severity of...

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How Hypothermia Is Diagnosed

Diagnosing hypothermia is mostly about taking an accurate temperature, but includes some symptoms as well. Hypothermia is both a medical condition as well as the description of an abnormal vital sign (low body temperature). In theory, diagnosing...

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What Is Heat Stroke?

Heat stroke due to heat exposure is a medical emergency that can lead to coma or death. Reviewed by a board-certified emergency medicine physician. Heat stroke is a medical emergency that can occur as a result of extreme heat exposure. It can cause...

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How Hypothermia Is Treated

Hypothermia requires first aid to safely rewarm the body temperature. Emergency medical treatments include warm IV fluids, blood dialysis, and diathermy. Hypothermia is a medical emergency in which your body loses heat faster than it can produce it,...

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What Is Hypothermia?

Hypothermia is a lack of body heat due to cold exposure and is a medical emergency. Reviewed by a board-certified emergency medicine physician. Hypothermia (low body temperature) refers to both a medical condition and a symptom of cold exposure. It...

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Heat Exhaustion Symptoms and Treatment

Heat exhaustion is caused by an increase in core body temperature often coupled with fluid loss. It's important to recognize and treat it quickly. Heat exhaustion is caused by an increase in core body temperature often coupled with fluid loss...

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