Drowning Topic Guide
Drowning: Drowning risks include lack of supervision of infants and children around water, alcohol consumption, inability to swim, medical emergency in the water such as heart attack, stroke, or seizure, fatigue or exhaustion while swimming. Treatment and prognosis of a drowning victim depend on the circumstances surrounding the drowning emergency.
Heat Exhaustion Heat exhaustion is a condition in which a person's body overheats due to fatigue, exercising or working in a hot environment, or dehydration. They elderly and young children under the age of 5 are at a greater risk for developing heat exhaustion. Symptoms of heat exhaustion in an adults and children include clammy skin, thirst, weak and rapid pulse, vomiting or nausea, headache, sweating heavily, muscle cramps, and weakness. Treatment is to place the affected person in a cool place, try to hydrate the individual, and cool their body with a cool mist of water, or cool (not cold) bath. All cases of heat exhaustion should be evaluated by a medical professional.
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