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Sunstroke in Curaçao

If the body is not used to tropical temperatures, it may take some time for the body to get acclimatized. Your body cools itself by sweating, but as soon as you lose more moisture than you get inside, it becomes more difficult to stay on temperature. As a result, the temperature in your body will rise and you get dehydrated, which can lead to sunstroke. The risk of suffering from sunstroke increases when drinking alcohol, using drugs, or exercising. 

How do I recognize a sunstroke?

Here are a few of the most common symptoms of sunstroke:

When your skin becomes pale and you stop sweating, you may be suffering from a heat stroke.

What do I need to do when I or someone I know has a sunstroke?

When you suspect that somebody has sunstroke, they must cool down and hydrate by drinking water or lemonade. We advise them to lie down in a cold room. Make sure you keep an eye on the person and if it doesn’t get any better, call a doctor immediately. 

Call an ambulance (911) if somebody is vomiting or has fainted and is not awake after 2 minutes.


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High quality medical care on Curaçao

MedPoint Curaçao was founded in collaboration with Porto Medico. We provide various medical services for tourists and companies. 

Through years of experience on the island, we have built up a large medical network. Quality, availability and accescibility are very important for us. At MedPoint you are in good hands. 

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