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Re: mineral water for heat stroke patient

Date: Mon Jun 15 10:17:58 2009
Posted By: Mitchell Maltenfort, Staff, Neurosurgery, Thomas Jefferson University
Area of science: Medicine
ID: 1244180114.Me

Salt doesn't facilitate heat loss.

By the time you've gotten to the point of heat stroke, you've probably already sweated out a lot of electrolytes - sodium, potassium, etc. You need to put them back. A salt solution will help.

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