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What Causes Headache, Diarrhea And Fever After Begin Exposed To Scorching Heat?

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Posted on Fri, 24 Jun 2016
Question: Hi my 29 year old husband went to office with out having any food..Temperature outside was nearly 42 degree C. He had to do some field visit on two wheelers..Now he complaining head ache & loose motion. His body temperature is also high. I have given electrol. What else can I give to him. Please suggest ASAP.
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Answered by Dr. Tushar Kanti Biswas (9 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Hyperthermia ( heat stroke)

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for your query. I can understand your concerns.
History wise he seems to have effect of exposure to high environmental temperature i.e hyperthermia (also called heat stroke) on working outside . Headache is one of the symptoms.Skin feels hot. However loose motion is not a feature.Fluid replacement is one of the mainstay of management.Give him ORS (oral rehydration solution) 2 tablespoon in a glass of water every 4 hourly. For loose motion you can give Racecadotril orally 100 mg three times a day for 2 days or so.Gradually cool him down.Apply cool or tepid water to the skin.
Have him drink cold water (no alcoholic beverages,caffeine containing soft drinks ,cold tea,coffee ).








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Dr. T.K. Biswas M.D. XXXXXXX

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What Causes Headache, Diarrhea And Fever After Begin Exposed To Scorching Heat?

Brief Answer: Hyperthermia ( heat stroke) Detailed Answer: Hi, Thank you for your query. I can understand your concerns. History wise he seems to have effect of exposure to high environmental temperature i.e hyperthermia (also called heat stroke) on working outside . Headache is one of the symptoms.Skin feels hot. However loose motion is not a feature.Fluid replacement is one of the mainstay of management.Give him ORS (oral rehydration solution) 2 tablespoon in a glass of water every 4 hourly. For loose motion you can give Racecadotril orally 100 mg three times a day for 2 days or so.Gradually cool him down.Apply cool or tepid water to the skin. Have him drink cold water (no alcoholic beverages,caffeine containing soft drinks ,cold tea,coffee ). Regards Dr. T.K. Biswas M.D. XXXXXXX