SUNSTROKE (Heatstroke; Insolation; Thermic
Fever; Siriasis), a term applied to the effects produced upon the
central nervous system, and through it upon other organs of the
body, by exposure to the sun or to overheated air.
Sunstroke is a life-threatening condition in which
the body's heat-regulating system fails, due to exposure to high
Sunstroke can occur when the body's mechanisms to rid itself of
excess heat are overwhelmed by a very hot or humid environment,
or strenuous physical activity.
People particularly susceptible to sunstroke are young children,
the elderly, individuals not used to physical activity and concomitant
excessive sun exposure (such as overseas visitors walking in the
mountains in Africa), people suffering from certain chronic medical
conditions, and those involved in certain sporting activities.
Symptoms of sunstroke include elevated body temperature; hot,
dry skin; hyperventilation; mental confusion; and eventual unconsciousness.
The primary treatment goal for sunstroke is to lower the elevated
body temperature rapidly in a controlled fashion.
Sunstroke can be prevented by drinking plenty of water and avoiding
overtaxing the body in hot weather and while exercising.
Heat stroke is a form of hyperthermia, an abnormally elevated body
temperature with accompanying physical and neurological symptoms.
Heat stroke is a true medical emergency that can be fatal if not
properly and promptly treated. Heat stroke is also sometimes referred
to as heatstroke.
The body normally generates heat as a result of metabolism, and
is usually able to dissipate the heat by either radiation of heat
through the skin or by evaporation of sweat. However, in extreme
heat, high humidity, or vigorous physical exertion under the sun,
the body may not be able to dissipate the heat and the body temperature
rises, sometimes up to 106 F (41.1 C) or higher. Another cause of
heat stroke is dehydration. A dehydrated person may not be able
to sweat fast enough to dissipate heat, which causes the body temperature
Homeopathy Treatment & Homepathic Remedies for SUNSTROKE,
This is our most efficient remedy; in fact, no remedy stimulates
the heart and vaso-motor centers in the medulla so quickly. The
indications for its use will be pale face, fixed eyes, white tongue,
full, round pulse, labored respiration, cerebral vomiting and sinking
at the pit of the stomach. The temperature is high and oftentimes
there is unconciousness. It is also suitable for the after-effects
of sunstroke. Aconite is useful in sunstroke where the great heat
seems to have a paralyzing influence on the circulation. Lachesis.
The sun's heat makes the patient dizzy and faint; hot weather greatly
This remedy is quite similar to Glonoine. There is drowsiness, loss
of consciousness, whizzing in the ears and constriction of the chest.
Gelsemium may also be useful in sunstroke, with cerebral congestion,
delirium, headache, high temperature and tendency to coma.
#Natrum carbonicum [Nat-c]
This remedy is particularly useful in the chronic effects of sunstroke
and in headache which return in hot weather. Natrum carbonicum will
sometimes calm very excitable and nervous persons during thunder
storms. Remember it, however, in debility and headache from the