The Symptoms of Sun-Stroke

Sudden pain in the head; fullness and pressure at the pit of the stomach; sometimes nausea and vomiting; weakness, especially in the legs; dizziness; sight dim and indistinct; objects appear of one color, usually blue or purple; sometimes convulsions or delirium; insensibility; stupor; snoring or moaning respiration; pulse frequent and weak; skin dry and hot

The Causes of Sun-Stroke

The affection known as sun-stroke is produced not only by exposure to the suns rays, but by exposure to great heat from any source. Persons employed in glass-works, laundries, and in similar occupations, are subject to sun-stroke or heat-stroke, as well as those who are exposed to the sun's rays. It generally occurs, also, in persons who are debilitated by great fatigue, or who have ceased to perspire. The affection is much more frequent in persons who are addicted to alcoholic stimulants than in others.

The Treatment of Sun-Stroke

When a person falls with sun-stroke, he should at once be carried to a cool, shady place. His clothing should be removed and cold applications should be made to his head and over the whole body. Pieces of ice may be packed around the head, or cold water may be poured upon the body from a water pot. The shower pack, is by far the best remedy known for this affection. The great source of danger is the high temperature, which sometimes rises as high as 110 degrees. In addition to the measures suggested, the ice pack to the spine, and the cold enema, may also be employed. In many cases, complete recovery does not take place, the patient remaining more or less subject to some of the symptoms which follow immediately after the attack.