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What first aid treatments can help heat cramps?
first aid treatment for heat cramps can occur before seeking medical care:
stop the activity being performed,
get to a cooler place,
drink plenty of fluids, and
gently stretch the muscles that are cramping.
At the health care professional's office or a hospital, medical care focuses on symptom relief.
It makes it difficult to replace body fluids if the patient has
nausea or vomiting, so intravenous
fluids may be administered. Anti-nausea medications like promethazine
prochlorperazine (Compazine), droperidol (Inapsine), or ondansetron (Zofran) may be used to control those symptoms.
Painful muscles may be treated with over-the-counter anti-inflammatory
medications, such as ibuprofen
(Advil, Motrin, Nuprin, and others) or naproxen
(Aleve, Anaprox, Naprosyn, Naprelan). Though it is a non-prescription
medication, it is important to remember that there may side effects or
interactions with prescription medications. When you are not certain which
medication to consider, consult your health care professional or pharmacist as a helpful