Andrei Zvonkov, an internal medicine specialist, explained how to protect against heat stroke and how to distinguish between its symptoms and those of “Covid-19”.
In an interview with Radio “Sputnik”, Zvonkov points out that it is easy in hot weather to get heat stroke. To avoid this, wear appropriate clothes and drink enough water. It is very important, in particular, to protect the head from the sun’s rays, so a suitable cover must be placed on it.
He says, “Not wearing a headscarf in winter is not as important as in summer, because in summer 80% of the heat reaches the head. Therefore, in hot weather, the head must be cooled, wet with water and covered. Currently, there is an excess of sunlight, and a high level of ultraviolet rays.” Therefore, it is better to wear light cotton or linen clothes, as they allow air to pass through and protect from the sun’s rays.
According to the doctor, the symptoms of heat stroke are “brain symptoms. General weakness, dizziness, headache, nausea, the appearance of black spots in the eyes, and temporary loss of consciousness. These sensations indicate the possible onset of primary cerebral edema due to heat and condensation of blood. The body temperature may rise due to heatstroke, or as an inflammatory reaction.
Among the symptoms of “Covid-19” is also headache and general weakness, but it has special symptoms, “not cerebral, but cardiovascular: shortness of breath, increased fatigue, pain in the legs, in addition to loss of sense of smell and taste. Heatstroke causes decreased appetite, But the patient does not lose his senses of smell and taste, and although the symptoms of “Covid-19″ are attributed to the general category of symptoms, they are distinct.”
Source: RIA Novosti