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A 17-year-old female asked:

would u recommend exercise(beach volleyball/squash) 2days after a case of heat exhaustion(fainting inc.) if not, when would be a good time?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
I would: Give it at least a week.

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