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How can you cool off someone who is dehydrated?

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If someone is dealing with heat exposure or has a high temperature, cool him off in these ways: 

  • Remove any excess clothing and loosen other clothing.
  • Move him to an air-conditioned area
  • If air conditioning isn't available, put him near fans or in the shade, if outside. Place a wet towel around him.
  • Use a spray bottle or misters to spray lukewarm water on the skin
  • Avoid ice packs or ice water, which can cause shivering and increase body temperature.

SOURCES:

MedlinePlus: “Dehydration.”

Mayo Clinic: “Dehydration.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine Health Library: “Dehydration and Heat Stroke.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on May 30, 2019

SOURCES:

MedlinePlus: “Dehydration.”

Mayo Clinic: “Dehydration.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine Health Library: “Dehydration and Heat Stroke.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on May 30, 2019

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