It’s no secret that attending a rave can be a lot of fun. However, if you’re not careful, it can also be dangerous. In this post, we’ll discuss some of the most common rave injuries and how to prevent them.
Dehydration is one of the most common rave injuries.
The combination of dancing in hot temperatures and using drugs or alcohol can cause you to lose a lot of water very quickly.
If not treated, dehydration could result in seizures, kidney failure, or death.
To prevent dehydration, be sure to get plenty of water before, during, and after the rave.
Bring water with you wherever you go, and remember to drink it.
If you are at an outdoor festival, keeping cool by getting out of direct sunlight or dancing in a shaded area will also help reduce your risk of dehydration.
Heat exhaustion is another common rave injury that often goes hand-in-hand with dehydration. It occurs when the body loses too much water and salt due to excessive sweating.
In addition to heat exhaustion, long-term heat exposure can result in heat stroke, which is a more serious condition.
Signs of heat stroke include confusion, agitation, delirium, loss of consciousness, seizures, and an extremely high body temperature (over 104 degrees Fahrenheit).
To prevent overheating, make sure to stay in a moderately cool area. Stay out of direct sunlight, or dance in a shaded area.
You should also take breaks from dancing every 30 to 45 minutes – especially if you’re dancing vigorously.
3. Ear Damage
Your ears are particularly sensitive at raves because the music is so loud and bass-heavy.
Even though you can’t stop the music, there are a few things you can do to protect your hearing:
•Wear earplugs if possible.
•Avoid standing directly in front of speakers where the sound waves hit hard.
•Take breaks from the loud music to give your ears a rest.
4. Injury From Dancing
Dancing is a lot of fun, but it also carries many potential risks. For example, you could sprain or strain a muscle.
If you get into fist fights or other altercations with fellow ravers, you could get injured by broken glass or get punched in the face.
A lot of ravers injure themselves when they’re (rolling) Ian Hard (consuming MDMA).
Symptoms include muscle cramping, dehydration, and exhaustion. To prevent these injuries from happening, avoid taking drugs or drinking too much alcohol before going to a rave – especially if you’ve never done it before.
If you do decide to roll, make sure you have a sober friend nearby in case something goes wrong. Also, stay hydrated and take regular breaks to give your body time to rest. Finally, dance in the center of the crowd where it’s safer.
5. Other Rave Injuries
Other injuries that are common at raves include broken toes or fingers from stomping on them accidently. You might also sprain or strain your neck from dancing too hard.
Another common injury is a “raver’s tan,” which is when you get blisters or small cuts on your face after repeatedly pushing it into other people’s gear (brassieres, suspenders, jock straps, etc.).
If you experience any of these injuries at a rave, make sure to seek medical attention right away. If the injury is serious, call your emergency service immediately.
With proper treatment – and by taking a few precautions beforehand – you can have a lot of fun at a rave without getting injured.
Stay safe – happy ravers