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A 33-year-old member asked:

How do you treat a 'fever' that is a result of being in heat for too long?

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Dr. David Schleimer
A Verified Doctoranswered
40 years experience
Hard to answer: Body temperature raised as result of exposure to the heat can run the whole range of treatments: if it is a small fever, say under 102, without other symptoms: get into shade, cool area, hydrate a lot. If other symptoms/higher temp involved, hydration is imperative, cool the neck, armpits, groin area and possibly seek med attention. If heat stroke, it is a 911 emergency, the younger the worse!
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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 26 years experience
Cool off: If that is truely the only reason for increased temperature, then cool shower / swim / tub are best option. Be careful, as heat exposure enough to raise temp can cause heat injury / exhaustion or stroke.
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