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Heatwave: Check out these signs and symptoms of heatstroke [WATCH VIDEO]

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 6 April 2022, 11:23 IST
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A searing heatwave engulfed several parts of the country. Amid this scorching temperature, the chance of heatstroke also increases. Therefore, with prolonged exposure to sweltering weather, one should know the signs, symptoms, and precautions of heatstroke.

Heatstrokes occurs when the body becomes unable to control its temperature or the core body temperature rises above 40.5 degree Celsius.

A person suffering from heatstroke should not ignore it because it can cause death or permanent disability if emergency treatment is not given.

Also Read: Weather Update: Northwest India records highest temperature in 122 years

In a bid to prevent heat-related issues, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has released a video that will help you in knowing the signs and symptoms of heatstroke.


The clip was shared on Twitter on Tuesday to raise awareness about heatstroke.

The video also talked about the tips and precautions to be taken if a person suffers from heatstroke.

Symptoms of heatstroke:

  • High fever
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Chest pain
  • Fainting
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Hot, dry skin or profuse sweating
  • Seizures
  • Very high body temperature


If any person suffers from heatstroke then the following steps should be taken

  • Call 108 for emergency medical care.
  • Stay with the person until emergency medical services arrive.
  • Move the person to a shaded, cool area and remove outer clothing.
  • Cool the worker quickly with cold water or an ice bath if possible;
  • Place wet clothes on the skin and fan them
  • Give ORS or lemon juice to the person
  • Avoid caffeinated drinks

Also Read: Weather update: Check out state-wise heatwave, storm and rainfall forecast for April

First published: 6 April 2022, 11:23 IST