- abdominal cramping
- muscle cramping
- difficulty breathing
- red-hot skin
- loss of consciousness
Injuries, Wound and Trauma
1 AnswerElissa Epel, PhD, MS, Integrative Medicine, answered
Early trauma is often ignored as a source of long-term stress. But there are irreversible changes that can happen in the brain and body, says Elissa Epel, PhD, associate professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco.
The following steps should be taken when a child is exhibiting symptoms of heat exhaustion or stroke:
- Call 911 for immediate medical assistance.
- Get the child to a shady area, away from direct sunlight.
- Remove hot or wet clothing.
- Cool the child with wet towel, fan and/or ice packs under armpits, neck and groin.
- Monitor body temperature and continue cooling methods.
- Perform CPR if needed.
1 AnswerTo prevent your child from getting heat-related illness, make sure he or she drinks water or a sports drink before and during exercise, wears lightweight and light-colored clothing, applies sunscreen and gets adequate rest breaks in the shade. Parents should also schedule games during cooler times of the day, modify the activities according to weather conditions and make sure children are adequately acclimated to the change in temperature.
The symptoms of heat-related illness in children are:
- Heat cramps -- painful muscle cramps and spasms that occur in the legs, arms or abdomen
- Heat exhaustion -- elevated body temperature with rectal temperature below 104° F signs of dizziness, weakness, headache and nausea
- Heat stroke -- life-threatening emergency that requires immediate medical assistance. Rectal temperatures of more than 104° F, loss of balance, vomiting, confusion and fainting.
1 AnswerHealthwise answered
A person who is choking (has complete airway obstruction):
- Can't cry, talk, breathe, or cough.
- May grasp throat.
- May become severely anxious or agitated.
- May turn blue or dusky in color.
- May pass out.
A choking rescue procedure (the Heimlich maneuver) is used to clear an obstruction in adults and children older than 1 year. Back blows and chest thrusts are used in babies younger than 1 year.
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We are seeing a higher rate of both types of injuries, traumatic or injuries that have happened on the field, as well as overuse injuries or injuries that as a result of over training or training in a hard way.
First and foremost, the person should stop that sport or event. We often times in the past have said, “no pain, no gain.” We are kind of rethinking a lot of that. And we found that a lot of times if people push through an injury or play through pain, sometimes they can make their injury worse which can take a non surgical problem and make it a surgical problem.
If you think you have an injury stop and rest. If you experience swelling or those types of severe pains, that doesn’t get better with rest, then you should seek medical attention.
1 AnswerMehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answered
After a traumatic experience, many people shut down emotionally. In this video, burn survivor and Dr. Oz Show guest J.R. Martinez explains why it's helpful to seek out others who've lived through similar situations.