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Sunstroke - what to do?

(11 Posts)
MmeLindt Wed 15-Jul-09 18:28:18

Please stop me from googling this and tell me what there is to know.

DD and DS had a day at the beach with Granny today. They had hats on (sometimes) and suncream but both are now tired, very hot and listless. Not hungry at all. DD is a bit nauseaus.

I am pumping them full of water. What else do I do?

MmeLindt Wed 15-Jul-09 18:30:12

Shit. Just took their temp.

DD 39.5

DS 39

MmeLindt Wed 15-Jul-09 18:34:08


littleducks Wed 15-Jul-09 18:35:48


Dumbledoresgirl Wed 15-Jul-09 18:35:51

Do anything to cool them down, eg take off their clothes, put a fan on them, put them in a cold bath, keep plying them with cold drinks.

I think it is often advised that you take them to A&E but I don't know how easy that would be for you, or how bad they actually are.

MmeLindt Wed 15-Jul-09 18:41:58

DD is complainig of being cold. She seems worse than DS

Slightly difficult to go to A&E as we are in Switzerland and I don't speak frnech but will possibly go if they dont improve.

dont want to put them to bed like this

LouLovesAeroplaneJelly Wed 15-Jul-09 18:44:13

Tepid baths
Drink water (not too much as you don't want to make them ill)
Resting quietly in front of tv or on beds

That is all you can do (from the guru of heatstroke - ive even been hospitalised!)
If they start to get sick or have headaches are are not drinking are are dehydrated (check skin on back of hand - pinch a bit and if it 'tents' for too long and does not rebound back then a sign of dehydration) then head off to hospital for some iv rehydration.

MmeLindt Wed 15-Jul-09 19:09:28


Ds temp coming down a bit faster than dd

ds looking better

Fan from neighbours.

Still drinking lots, just water. Should I give then something else?

They normally go to bed now. Should I let them slee?

MmeLindt Wed 15-Jul-09 19:35:30

have put them to bed, both in our bed. temp still higher than normal but no signs of dehydration

thanks all for your advice.

Dumbledoresgirl Thu 16-Jul-09 09:55:18

I hope they are recovered this morning MmeLindt?

MmeLindt Thu 16-Jul-09 10:35:52

Thanks, DG, they are both a lot better. We had a sleepless night so they are a bit tired but we are having a day indoors.

Thanks again for all your help last night, you saved me a panicked dash to the hospital.

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