Recognize Hey, we’ve all been burned (remember when you fell asleep after skinny dipping?).
Treat Cool the skin with cold water, apply a moisturizer, take ibuprofen for pain and inflammation, drink plenty of fluids, and stay out of direct sunlight. If blisters form, consult a doctor when you return.
Recognize Fatigue, thirst, nausea, dizziness, and heavy sweating while out in a hot environment are signs that the body’s core temperature is dangerously high.
Treat Have the patient rest in the shade and drink water, a sports drink, or a diluted sugary drink (add an electrolyte tablet from your first-aid kit). Spray or splash water on him, or place cold packs on his neck and groin.