Sun Stroke Claims Three Lives in Kerala: Know Prevention Steps

Sun Stroke Claims Three Lives in Kerala: Know Prevention Steps

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  • Sunstroke or Heat stroke is a serious condition
  • It requires emergency treatment
  • Three deaths have been reported due to sunstroke

The summer season is almost here and the temperature is rising day by day. Due to this rising temperature three suspected sunstroke deaths have been reported in Kerala. Sunstroke is a serious condition in which a person experiences heat injury caused by overheating or exposure to external heat. It can cause serious injury to a person which requires emergency treatment.

The officials suspected three deaths due to sunstroke. Out of which, Karunakaran,42, fainted during his working hours in his paddy field. He was a state government employee and was rushed to the nearest local hospital where he was declared dead. For final postmortem, he was shifted to the state-run Medical college. The doctors noticed burn marks on his shoulders on the basis of which it was suspected as a sunstroke case.

Also read: 7 Symptoms of Sunstroke

Similarly, in Kannur Narayanan, an elderly person fell unconscious and suffered from a few sunburns. As the condition worsened after some time he was declared dead. In the third case reported a hotel employee was found dead on the roadside.

The officials have advised the citizens to take precautions to prevent themselves from the heat as much as possible.

Also read: Summer calling : Here's how to prevent heat stroke

How to prevent a sunstroke?

Some simple ways to prevent a sunstroke may include:

  • Apply sunscreen after regular intervals
  • Wear loose and lightweight clothes
  • Stay hydrated and consume as much as liquid possible
  • Do not step out during the hottest time of the day
  • Keep children protected as much as possible
  • Pay attention to symptoms and consult a doctor as soon as possible
  • Eat more fruits loaded with water

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Written by: Varsha Vats

Source: Onlymyhealth editorial team Mar 25, 2019

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