Remedies for Heat Stroke
It is common for people, through carelessness or not using sunscreen, to suffer from sunstroke.
This is nothing more than skin irritation resulting from excessive exposure to the sun’s rays without any type of protection.
There are cases in which more than first-degree burns on the skin may be evident. There are many homemade methods to treat it, as this is not a major problem if the burns are not too severe.
In case of very serious burns, it is important to see a doctor immediately. But if this is not the case, we invite you to review these wonderful remedies that naturopathic and traditional medicine can offer us.
Aloe Vera is widely valued by many people for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, healing and regenerative properties. This is due to its high content of vitamins D and E, which benefit the regeneration of tissues such as skin, bones, hair and muscles.
Rubbing a piece of Aloe on the most severe burns will help relieve pain and heal faster. An Aloe Vera ointment is effective in relieving skin irritation from sun exposure.
Not free of charge companies specializing in cosmetics for the beach sell all types of sunscreen or sunscreen based on coconut oil. This is due to its high vitamin E content, which is effective in regenerating and protecting the skin from the action of UV rays.
Additionally, coconut oil has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, making it an excellent disinfectant that you can use to prevent the proliferation of bacteria in burns. pouring cold coconut oil and rubbing for twenty minutes on irritated areas of the skin will cause gradual relief.
Plantain leaves are highly valued in naturopathic medicine for all their beneficial properties, among which we can mention their extensive anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and microbial capacity.
This plant originates from the Eurasian continent, but has been introduced by man in territories such as North America, Central America, Colombia and Venezuela, which enjoy climatic conditions in which this plant can develop without problems.
In order to cure burns with plantain, several leaves are necessary, which should be placed on the affected region of the skin with cold water at the rate of poultice, or grind the leaves to obtain its juice and apply it to the wounds.
Milk contains high doses of Vitamin D and E, which can help those suffering from burns and heat stroke to relieve pain. It can be applied using cloth compresses or poultices with cold milk that can be rubbed on wounds with care.
Lactic acid also has healing and regenerative properties that are extremely beneficial to the skin. Such is the importance of milk that it is said that the cleopatra queen of Egypt maintained her youth and her extremely beautiful skin because she took baths with whole milk.
In that sense, we recommend using whole milk to treat your wounds because of its fat content.
Cold water is a classic remedy to relieve burns after a day at the beach. Simply drink the water from the refrigerator, put a towel in it and apply it to the affected area.
Keep the towel cold by soaking it from time to time. The relief will be progressive. Do not forget that ice cannot be applied directly to the skin, as it can restrict blood flow through the tissues and thereby damage them.
Studies indicate that tomatoes are one of the vegetables with the most moisturizing properties. It is especially effective against superficial burns or sunstroke.
You only have to prepare a tomato shake of which you will use the pulp applying it in the affected zone. This remedy is not recommended in case of very serious burns, in these cases the most appropriate is to see a doctor.
Potatoes have a natural characteristic and that is their high starch content. It has been proven effective in relieving skin irritation and burns.
To treat your wounds with potatoes, you must cut the raw potato into slices and apply them to the skin at the rate of poultice. The potato must be cold for the relief to be greater.
It can also be liquefied with water, applied and allowed to dry over the affected region before rinsing.
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Cornstarch is excellent for curing sunstroke. If you have burns on the bikini line, or in friction areas, applying cornstarch can help dry the burns and thereby reduce the burning caused by contact or movement. Some people use baby powder because its consistency is very similar to that of cornstarch.
Chamomile is a powerful anti-inflammatory that can be used to treat burns. To make a cure with chamomile just make a pitcher of chamomile tea and let it cool.
When the tea is cold, a towel or gauze should be soaked in the tea and placed as a compress over the affected region, constantly soaking the towel for as long as necessary to relieve the pain.
Repeating the treatment for several days will help reduce inflammation. Drinking it will also help the person calm down and heal from its anti-inflammatory properties.
Some people are more prone to heat stroke. Children, the elderly, people with sensitive skin or albinism and obese people can suffer from sunstroke much more severe than usual. To avoid this, the following instructions should be followed:
At all times it is important that you have a sunscreen with a high SPF (Sun Protection Factor). These can be purchased at any pharmacy or supermarket.
Wear light clothing and stay in the shade.
Another recommendation to prevent heat stroke is to wear light-colored clothing in addition to sunscreen. In this way, the skin is better protected, as the light colours act as natural reflectors of the sun.
It is for these reasons that winter clothing is generally dark, as opposed to light colors they do absorb sunlight and benefit the conservation of body heat.
Staying in the shade during the hours when the sun is at its highest in the firmament is crucial. The time when the sun is strongest and most damaging to the skin is 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. It is much better to sunbathe early in the morning or in the evening, in case of going to the beach.
It is also not recommended to do exercises in sunlight, as it can cause sunstroke, especially in areas of friction of the body (lower buttocks, armpits, neck, etc.).
In case of severe burns
Your burns may be too severe to be treated with home remedies. In these cases the most appropriate thing is to go to a specialist, since burns can cause loss of tissue, scars and irreparable damage to the skin.