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Will a heat wave give me a fever?

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Dr. David Miller
Dr. David Milleranswered
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Hyperthermia: A heat wave can cause hyperthermia, an increase in core body temperature. This is sometimes called heat stroke and is a potentially life-threatening emergency and must be treated immediately by reducing your core body temp. A fever is a physiologic response to infection that originates inside the brain's "thermostat." a fever is a natural response and often requires no treatment at all.
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 54 years experience
Could: U need 2 avoid the sun, stay in the shade or in air conditioned room. Keep well hydrated as well as replacement of electrolytes. A sports drink like gatorade. Even if u feel cool due 2 a light breeze in the teat u have insensible loss due 2 evaporation, and u may not sweat. Heat stroke eventually stops all sweating, fever malaise, confusion and can lead 2 death. So beware & prepared.

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