Serious Heat Can Stop You Sweating + What To Do – BBC

So, we were reviewing a BBC article on what happens when the human body is hot, and we saw this section and it struck us (human body stop sweating during a hot sunny day?) We read through and decided to share to you because we see such a condition can be serious. Read excerpt below to see more and possible first aid treatment:

When we say ‘serious’ we mean it. You may think this sounds like a dream, but it can, in fact, be a sign of heat stroke – and needs to be treated as an emergency.

The body’s normal temperature is 37-38C, but if it heats up too much (40-41C), you may find yourself getting heat stroke. At that point, your heat regulatory system can, essentially, pack in, which stops you from sweating, as your body tries to keep water around your vital organs. (*moves to the shade*)

If you suspect that someone is suffering from heat stroke, first call 999. Then you should try to cool them down by applying ice packs to the groin and armpits, where the crucial arteries are located.

Read the whole thing here.

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