Heatstroke

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Heat Stroke

Heat stroke occurs when the body is unable to regulate its temperature.

Symptoms of Heat Stroke

Warning signs of heat stroke vary but may include the following:

    • An extremely high body temperature (above 103°F, orally)

 

  • Red, hot, and dry skin (no sweating)
  • Rapid, strong pulse
  • Throbbing headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Confusion
  • Unconsciousness

 

What to Do

  • Call for immediate medical assistance
  • While waiting for medical assistance cool the victim rapidly using whatever methods you can.