On hot days, everyone wants to cool down in the air-conditioned room. However, there have been many cases of hospitalization or even death because of sudden going into the air-conditioned room.
Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nguyen Tien Dung - Former Head of Pediatrics Department (Bach Mai Hospital) said that the sudden exit of the air-conditioned room makes it difficult for the body to immediately adapt to the temperature changes, which can cause shock.
In fact, there have been cases of death due to the cold water after the cold bath, or just go to the sun to immediately take cold water to cool off. The risk of this case of stroke is very high.
According to an expert at Hanoi Medical University, in case the body suddenly comes into contact with the environment, the temperature is as low as going out of the hot sunny road 37-38 degrees C into the room to regulate suddenly only 17-18 Celsius or when it is hot and then cold, the temperature difference will cause a sudden drop in body temperature, perspiration will not be released, damage to the nerve center.
With this sudden change, mild body manifests fatigue, lethargy, headache, dizziness. Severe can cause heart rate and breathing at first, then slowly, difficulty breathing, even lead to coma, death. Especially more dangerous for people with weak resistance, especially young children, the elderly .
Improper use of air conditioner is harmful to health.(Illustration)
In order to avoid danger when using air conditioner, especially for young children, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Tien Dung recommends, in hot weather days, should limit access to rooms with continuous air conditioning to avoid changing phenomenon. sudden temperature.
When I was out in the sun, sweating a lot, absolutely not in the room with too cold temperatures immediately. Everyone should dry their sweat, sit for a while then enter the air-conditioned room.
The habit of turning on the air conditioner at too low temperatures for hot days to quickly cool needs to change immediately because it is easy to get a cold due to the high temperature difference between inside and outside the house. In particular, the elderly and young children with weak resistance are easy to headache, sore throat, stuffy nose .
It should be between 25 - 28 ° C so that the body is not dizzy when changing the environment suddenly. In addition to sleep at night turn on the air conditioner continuously, during the day, children should not be allowed to regulate more than 4 hours continuously.
Children are also easily dehydrated, dry skin when in the air-conditioned room for a long time. Therefore it is necessary for children to regularly drink water and leave a basin of water under the air conditioner. Also, you should occasionally wipe the floor with a wet cloth.
Experts recommend that in order to avoid harm and death because suddenly entering the air-conditioned room, before leaving the room for 30 minutes, turn off the air-conditioner, open the room for air circulation and body adaptation. gradually with the outside temperature. When outside from the air-conditioned room, it is necessary to regulate in high mode and lower the temperature gradually.
Also, do not enter the air conditioner room right after bathing. This habit is extremely dangerous because it can easily cause colds, pneumonia. Especially for people with latent blood vessel disease who are at risk of stroke, it can cause sudden death due to blood vessels being blocked from circulation. If the room at that time is turning on the air conditioner, it must be turned off, so that the body can adapt gradually and then turn it back on.