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How long do you have to be in the sun to get suns stroke?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 years experience
Depends...: ...On your skin type, how hot it is, and other factors. Sunstroke occurs when you don't drink enough liquids and your body runs out of sweat, allowing your body to overheat. As long as you stay hydrated while you're outside, you don't have to worry about sunstroke.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Many variables: Age, temperature, humidity, medications, hydration status. Sunstroke also occurs with a high heat index such that the air is so humid one's sweat cannot evaporate to cool the body down. Many medications (primarily psychiatric ones) can interfere with the body's ability to regulate its temperature & lead to sunstroke. Keep hydrated; stay in a/c when heat index high.

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