Heat cramps are muscular pains and spasms that usually occur in the legs or abdomen caused by exposure to high heat and humidity and loss of fluids and electrolytes. Heat cramps are often an early sign that the body is having trouble with the heat.
Heat exhaustion typically involves the loss of body fluids through heavy sweating during strenuous exercise or physical labor in high heat and humidity.
Heat stroke (also known as sunstroke) is a life-threatening condition in which a person's temperature control system stops working and the body is unable to cool itself.
When someone is injured or suddenly becomes ill, there is usually a critical period before you can get medical treatment and it is this period that is of the utmost importance to the victim. You owe it to yourself, your family and your neighbours to know and to understand procedures that you can apply quickly in an emergency.
Basic First Aid Kit Supplies
Over counter medications:
Other contents to add to a Basic first aid kit:
We have said it before, but will say it again, never be complacent and always take a Basic first aid kit with you. The one time you don't will be the time you need it.