Ice can increase body temperature especially when taken with alcohol. There is also a serious risk of overheating and dehydration when people dance for hours while using ice, particularly if they do not maintain their fluids.
- Feeling hot, lethargic, unwell, faint, or dizzy
- Inability to talk properly
- Not sweating even when dancing
- Inability to urinate or urine becoming thick and dark
- Fainting, collapsing, or convulsing
How to respond:
- Take them somewhere cool and quiet
- Make sure someone stays with them
- Get the person some cold water for them to sip slowly
- Fan them to cool them down
- Give them salted foods like crisps or peanuts to replace salts lost through sweating
- If symptoms persist or get worse seek first aid immediately. Call ‘000’ or take them to the nearest emergency department.