Explainer: 5 first-aid tips for heatstroke amid hot weather in PH

Explainer: 5 first-aid tips for heatstroke amid hot weather in PH

Recently, the temperature in the Philippines continues to go high as the country battles against the COVID-19 crisis.

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KAMI learned that there are first-aid tips for heatstroke now that it could happen to anyone given the hot weather in the country.

According to GMA News, the Health Secretary Francisco Duque said that a heat stroke can be prevented as long as a person avoid long exposure to the sun from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Here are the 5 first-aid tips for heatstroke:

  • Use an electric fan to lower the temperature of the patient
  • Lie down the patient
  • Apply a cold compress to the neck and stomach area of the patient
  • Elevate the feet of the patient
  • Make sure to let the patient drink water

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As reported by the Philippine Star, state weather bureau PAGASA recorded the highest heat index in San Jose, Occidental Mindoro with a temperature of 56 °C at 2 in the afternoon.

Meanwhile, the city of Dagupan had a heat index of 50 °C and the Science City of Muñoz recorded a heat index of 49 °C.

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Source: KAMI.com.gh

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