In areas where weather gets hot, guests must be warned about dehydration, how often to drink water and when.
On AIDS Lifecycle events participants and road crew members are taught how to prevent dehydration and how to identify whether someone may be dehydrated.
This is no time to be bashful about bodily functions. We were told that if our pee smelled strong and/or looked dark, that we needed to drink up.
Headaches are an early sign of dehydration.
In hot weather conditions, especially when a heatwave persists for consecutive days, any time someone arrived at the AIDS Life Cycle medical tent, the first thing done was to check if someone was dehydrated.
It is easy for a trained medical professional to determine whether a person may have dehydration - do the 'skin turgor test'.
Ibuprofen should not be recommended until dehydration is ruled out.
As Selena notes that "My vitals were good" the ashram doctor probably ruled out dehydration.
On the first day, the day-time temperatures climbed to over 100 degrees! I began feeling intense headaches and went to see the doctor on duty at the ashram. My vitals were good
, but he recommended that I start taking ibuprofen three times a day to ease the painful symptoms. I don’t love taking medicine, but I followed his advice.
Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 05/24/2020 11:06PM by corboy.