Sun stroke

Posted on August 14, 2009. Filed under: Home Remedies | Tags: , , , , , |

What is Sun Stroke?
It’s a serious condition caused by excessive exposure to hot sun which is characterized by dizziness, dehydration and a high body temperature but does not perspire. Constant exposure to excessive heat may also burn the top most layer of skin which will eventually peel off.

Try the following remedies if you ever experience sunstroke.

1. Raw Mango: Raw mango is considered to be one of the most common cooling foods for sunstroke. Panha, a drink made with raw mango is most refreshing on a sunny afternoon.
2. Water rich fruits: Consume plenty of water rich fruits like watermelon, pineapple, orange etc. These help to relieve excessive thirst and remove summer heat too.
3. Fluids: Drink plenty of fluids (water and fruit juices) to maintain your fluid and salt balance. Buttermilk made with fresh curds is considered to be one of the best fluid as it helps cool your system and relieves the heat from your body.
4. Onion: Onions provide a cooling effect and it’s good to have them raw in the form of salads or chutney for lunch everyday. You can also try the recipe of Raw Mango and Onion Chutney.
Foods to be Avoided
Tea and coffee
Easy Ways to Relieve Sun Stroke
1. If you happen to go out during sunny afternoons use sunscreens and wear a hat. Also wear lightweight natural fabrics to stay cool and protect your skin.
2. Apply a cool washcloth to the upper spine and back to decrease body temperature.
3. Have plenty of fluids in the form of natural juices and avoid alcoholic, carbonated and caffeineated drinks.
4. Take cool baths or showers at least 2 to 3 times a day.
5. Moisturize the skin to decrease body heat and also eases sun burnt skin.

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