Don’t do this! After the woman had a fever, she was in a coma and was admitted to the ICU…

Cold and fever, a 62-year-old woman from Guangzhou

covering the quilt and sweating in a heatstroke coma, admitted to the ICU

It is easy to catch a cold in summer

I have a cold and a fever, can I cover my sweat for treatment?

Recently, a 62-year-old woman in Guangzhou had a cold and a fever

wanted to sweat for treatment

so she closed the doors, windows, air conditioners and wind

Cover the quilt, hoping to sweat it out

relieve cold symptoms

She never thought of it, after some operations, Not only the symptoms are not relieved, but also severe heatstroke coma. When doctors arrived, they found her short of breath and her temperature had reached 40.5°C, and diagnosed her with heat stroke.

The emergency medical staff cooled the patient by means of cooling machine and ice compress. After a large amount of fluid replacement and other operations, the patient’s vital signs gradually stabilized, and the patient was transferred to the ICU for further treatment.

Is it feasible for folks to “cover sweat”?

Many citizens said they had heard about this method of “covering sweat to treat a cold”.


I have heard that the elderly will do this, but we young people know that this method is unscientific , If your mental state is good after a fever, drink more water, it will cool down after a period of time, if you continue to have a high fever, I think it is better to go to the hospital.


I have heard of it, but I think this is not good, because sweating does not necessarily cool down, so don’t try it lightly.

Doctor: “Covering your sweat” to treat a cold and fever is risky

The doctor said that under normal circumstances, the human body can adjust itself body temperature. When the human body is in a high temperature environment, it is indeed possible to reduce the body temperature through perspiration, but there are two prerequisites, one is that the body temperature regulation center is normal, and the other is that the body fluids are sufficient, both of which are indispensable.

However, when a person is sick and has a fever, the thermoregulation function is disordered, and the body is in a state of water shortage. At this time, the method of “covering sweat” is very dangerous.

According to the doctor’s introduction, it is very dangerous to sweat and sweat at this time, it will not achieve the effect of reducing fever, and will cause the core temperature in the body to increase Elevated, disturbs visceral function, causing great danger. For some people with weak constitution, such as the elderly and children, it is very easy to generate high temperature, and then cause such diseases as heat stroke.

Coping with summer colds

According to the situation, physical cooling or medication

Coping with summer colds and fever, the doctor said that it can be handled according to the situation, especially children. Generally speaking, when the child’s body temperature is lower than 38.5°C, physical cooling can be used, and when the body temperature is higher than 38.5°C, antipyretics are needed to cool down.

Wu Zeming

Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine Shenzhen Hospital (Futian)

The person in charge of the emergency department

It is common to have a cold and fever. If it is a mild fever, you can cool down by eating warm water and soaking your feet. If you have a severe fever, you can take some antipyretics. If the antipyretics are ineffective Physical cooling can also be achieved, such as bathing with cold or warm water. It is also important to seek medical attention promptly after a fever.

The doctor reminds that heat stroke is easy to occur in the high temperature in summer. In the event of accidental heatstroke, the first step is to get rid of the heat and humidity environment that caused the heatstroke, and move the patient to a cool place.

Mild heatstroke can drink more water and ventilate to cool down the body; if serious conditions such as high temperature and coma occur, seek medical treatment as soon as possible.

At the same time, people who do physical labor or strenuous exercise in a high temperature environment should drink at least 2-4 glasses of cold water per hour. Workers exposed to the scorching sun can drinkUse salt water or sports drinks containing trace elements such as potassium and magnesium to supplement salt and minerals to avoid heat stroke as much as possible.

The first scene, one Shenzhen client reporter: Li Xiaowen