Hot and cold conditions
Your body can be damaged by exposure to
extremes of heat (e.g. too much sunshine) or cold (e.g. being out
in a blizzard with too little clothing). Get first aid advice on
treating a range of conditions caused by extremes of heat and
• Excess heat – Learn about the effects
of dehydration, sunburn, heat exhaustion and heat stroke caused by
excessive heat and the effect that heat can have on the skin (e.g.
burns, scalds and heat rash).
• Excess cold – Hypothermia is a
potentially life-threatening condition caused by being too cold and
frostbite can also have serious consequences. Find out how to help
with these conditions.
You can also get information on the effect
that heat can have on the skin and what to do about burns, scalds
and heat rash.