A 37-year-old male asked:
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please provide some do's and don'ts on managing heat stress and heat stroke.

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Dr. Frederick Nahm
26 years experience Neurology
Ignore: Heat stroke is an emergency. Act fast if symptoms of lethargy, confusion or weakness occur.
Answered on Jul 7, 2019
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Dr. Linda Callaghan
52 years experience Addiction Medicine
Ignore: Drink plenty of liquids. Wear protective gear . Limit sun exposure.
Answered on Mar 12, 2020
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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Ignore: Hydrate right away.
Answered on Jul 17, 2017
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
Ignore: Do drink plenty of fluids to make sure you are hydrated. Dont drink excessive caffeinated products.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Ignore: Keep cool.shade is good. Cool drinks, ice, out if direct sun.
Answered on May 23, 2014
Dr. Neigatha Graney
36 years experience Pediatrics
Ignore: Handle Heat Exhaustion: Remove clothing, apply wet, cool water compresses to multiple body areas.
Answered on Jun 22, 2014
Dr. Ruth Seaman
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Ignore: Pre-hydrate. Don't wait until you're thirsty.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
Ignore: Avoid heat exposure. Hydration is a must!
Answered on Aug 5, 2014
Dr. Adam Lewis
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Ignore: Rehydrate often and monitor body temperature when exercising or working outdoors.
Answered on Jul 21, 2014
Dr. Mabria Loqman
37 years experience Bariatrics
Ignore: Drink at least 8 oz of fluid for every 15 minutes of moderate activity in hot weather.
Answered on Jul 3, 2014
Dr. Neigatha Graney
36 years experience Pediatrics
Ignore: Lose the clothes, get water to drink, and stop what you're doing.
Answered on Aug 5, 2014
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Ignore: Ask seasoned hikers how much fluid to take on a specific trail, for a specific temperature and time.
Answered on Jul 27, 2014
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
Ignore: Hydrate well make sure your hydration include electrolytes not only water avoid long exposure.
Answered on Jul 27, 2014
Dr. Neigatha Graney
36 years experience Pediatrics
Placing: Placing a purse or cellphone in back seat when driving can prevent leaving a baby behind in the car.
Answered on Aug 4, 2014
Dr. Margret Rose Dellosso
18 years experience Clinical Psychology
Ignore: Drink plenty of water, Wear hat, stay out of direct sunlight, avoid long periods of exercise.
Answered on Sep 11, 2014
Dr. Richard Taddeo
25 years experience Podiatry
Get: Get out of the heat and hydrate with regular water.
Answered on Oct 24, 2014
Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience Pediatrics
Ignore: Signs of heat exhaustion include fast heart rate, headache, dizziness, lightheadedness.
Answered on Oct 26, 2014
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Avoid: Avoid strenuous exercise when daytime temperatures exceed 85 degrees(running, tennis, etc.).
Answered on Mar 5, 2015
Dr. Atul Singh
27 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Drink: Drink plenty of electrolyte rich fluid and wear loosing clothes that are of a breathable material.
Answered on Jun 14, 2015

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Hmmmmm?: We don't prescribe non-effective methods. Prevention of heat stress or stroke is built around, ventillation, evaporation, hydration, and proper rest. ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sivakumar Jaikumar
24 years experience Neurosurgery
Clarification: Stress could elevate you blood pressure causing hypertensive stroke/bleed. Also can be a risk factor for plaque build up in blood vessels.
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Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
No : If it did, each of our presidents would die of stroke in office. Bill gates would be a goner. All of our us military would be in wheelchairs. Air traf ... Read More
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Dr. Amar Dalsania
15 years experience Hospital-based practice
Yes: If the temperature is high enough, and these is poor ventilation, no a/c, no fans, and inadequate hydration then sure it could happen indoors.

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