A lot of people get sick, and they recover again. But some people get sick, and they become like zombies. Even if some people recover, stroke is one of the deadly things that can happen to a person. Heat stroke occurs when the body is unable to cool itself. Although heat stroke most often occurs in older children and adults, it can happen to anyone, even infants. Heat stroke can cause death, brain damage, and permanent disability.

How to Provide First Aid for Heat Stroke

Overexposure to heat can result in heat stroke, which can quickly lead to death. While there’s no way to predict how hot the temperature will be accurate, there are ways to provide immediate first aid for heat stroke. Just follow the step below to do the first aid for heat stroke. 

Put the Person In A Cool Tub of Water or A Cool Shower.

The fastest way to cool a person down after a minor stroke is to put them in a tub of cool water. If the water is cold, it will constrict blood vessels and slow heart rate, which can help reduce the damage caused by a stroke. A cold shower can also work, so if a person cannot be cooled down, a cold shower may help take the edge off the pain.

Spray the Person with a Garden Hose

When someone is having a heat stroke, the faster you can get help to them, the better the chances of recovery. At the first signs of a heat stroke, call 9-1-1, and start CPR immediately. If the victim is unresponsive, begin chest compressions, and administer a garden hose spray to the head. This treatment can help slow the progression of the stroke and can prevent brain damage.

Sponge The Person with Cool Water

Sponging the person with cool water is one of the first aid you can do when someone gets a heat stroke. The good news is there are things you can do to help reduce your risk of having a stroke or a stroke-related disability.

Ice Packs or Cool, Wet Towels

A stroke can happen to anyone, at any time, without warning. Fortunately, you can do several things to help prevent a heat stroke, and one person, in particular, you should always keep around to help: the first aid kit. Everyone should own one, and you should always have one on hand. And believe it or not, one of the first things you should add is ice packs. Ice packs can be used to reduce swelling, bring down a fever, cool burns, treat stomach cramps, and relieve headaches.

Cover The Person with Cool, Damp Sheets

Cool, damp sheets (aka cold packs) are used to treat hot conditions, make objects feel cold, and cool the skin to reduce swelling. Keeping cool, damp sheets on your person can help you react to a heat stroke much faster. It’s common knowledge that when you experience a neurological emergency, you need to act quickly and cool down the affected area. A cool, damp sheet can help minimize swelling in times like these.


When the weather is hot, we should be careful not to catch a heat stroke. But did you experience being in the scene where someone got a heat stroke? What did you do? Did you know how to do the first aid for a heat stroke? If so, please provide your opinion about the topic in the comment section.