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How can you manage the after effects of severe heat stroke i.E. Excessive sweating and suceptibility to heat. I have had 2 major heatstrokes and was taken by abulance. Now i sweat easily and have to run air conditioning on slightly warm days. Even minor e

How can you manage the after effects of severe heat stroke i.E. Excessive sweating and suceptibility to heat. I have had 2 major heatstrokes and was taken by abulance. Now i sweat easily and have to run air conditioning on slightly warm days. Even minor e

Don't: Whatever situation got you heatstroke x 2, indicates that your body needs the "annoying" protective measures when in hot areas. 1st episode predisposes second, and you are now "heat-sensitive." can be years (or never) to revert back to "normal" heat responses. Plan your hi-temp time to include shade, plenty of fluids, rest breaks, try a cooling bandana, wear a hat. Deodorant ok, antiperspirant not. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Heat Illness (Definition)

Heat illness is a spectrum of disorder due to envoirenmental heat exposure.It can include heat syncope, heat cramps and heat exaustion more severe conditions are heat stroke, inwhich body temp goes over 105 degree f.Or 40.6 degreec due to envorenmental heat exposure and lac of thermo regulation.This is different than fever where there is physiological increase in ...Read more


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Could I have heat stroke indoors?

Could I have heat stroke indoors?

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. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Heat stroke?

What are the symptoms of Heat stroke?

Heat Stroke!: Heat stroke is the most serious form of heat injury and is considered a medical emergency. If you suspect that someone has heat stroke -- also known as sunstroke -- call an ambulance immediately and give first aid until paramedics arrive. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/heat-stroke-symptoms-and-treatment#1 ...Read more

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What are the main causes and risks for heat stroke?

Poor heat loss: One is at risk of having a heat stroke if their body can't sufficiently release heat relative to the surrounding temperature. Of 4 ways the body releases heat, 2 shut down once surrounding temperatures exceed body temperature (about 98.6). As a result, body temperature rises markedly and can reach dangerous levels unless prevented or treated. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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How can I prevent heat stroke?

How can I prevent heat stroke?

Heat Stroke: Heat stroke is the most serious form of heat injury and is considered a medical emergency. If you suspect that someone has heat stroke -- also known as sunstroke -- call 911 immediately and give first aid until paramedics arrive. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/heat-stroke-symptoms-and-treatment#1 ...Read more

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How can you prevent heat stroke?|

How can you prevent heat stroke?|

Medical emergency: Heat stroke is a medical emergency that can be prevented by avoiding strenuous activity during the heat of the day, staying well hydrated before experiencing thirst, staying in the shade, and various cooling methods. ...Read more

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Can milk help with a heat stroke?

Can milk help with a heat stroke?

No: Heat stroke requires several measures. Beside cooling, fluid replacement is necessary but the fluid should not be too concentrated like milk nor require digestive action, which is impaired in heat stroke. A solution of electrolytes with some (but not too much) glucose given orally would be first priority but in true heat stroke IV access is necessary. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent heat stroke?

What can I do to prevent heat stroke?

Cool water: Simple. Pre-hydrate before exposure to heat, maintain adequate hydration in the heat and stay cool. Wear loose clothing. Pace your work speed. ...Read more

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Does drinking fluids worsen a heat stroke?

Does drinking fluids worsen a heat stroke?

No. Heat Stroke!: Fluids help. Heat stroke is the most serious form of heat injury and is considered a medical emergency. If you suspect that someone has heat stroke -- also known as sunstroke -- call an ambulance immediately and give first aid until paramedics arrive. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/heat-stroke-symptoms-and-treatment#1 ...Read more

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Could heat stroke sensitivity ever go away?

Could heat stroke sensitivity ever go away?

Heat Stroke!: No- but it can be prevented. Heat stroke is the most serious form of heat injury and is considered a medical emergency. If you suspect that someone has heat stroke -- also known as sunstroke -- call an ambulance immediately and give first aid until paramedics arrive. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/heat-stroke-symptoms-and-treatment#1 ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of heat stroke?

What are the signs and symptoms of heat stroke?

Heat Stroke!: Heat stroke is the most serious form of heat injury and is considered a medical emergency. If you suspect that someone has heat stroke -- also known as sunstroke -- call an ambulance immediately and give first aid until paramedics arrive. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/heat-stroke-symptoms-and-treatment#1 ...Read more

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Is it typical to hate the sun after heat stroke?

Great care in the su: Heat stroke can be a life threatening event, but with caution, being out of doors need not be avoided. Many medications reduce sweating. Medication for motion sickness like scopolamine or Meclizine are among these. The use of a parasol or tarp can greatly reduce heat stress, and most importantly, several quarts of fluid a day when it is hot, as many as four quarts may be required. ...Read more

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What are the first signs of heat stroke or exhaustion?

What are the first signs of heat stroke or exhaustion?

Lethargy, headache: Lethargy, confusion, headaches. Facial flushing or turning pale depending on the hydration status. For heat exhaustion, thirst is the very first warning sign which is often ignored. ...Read more

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What's the difference between heat stroke and exhaustion?

What's the difference between heat stroke and exhaustion?

Bad and Worse: Heat exhaustion refers to a situation where the body is overheated and there may be nausea and muscle cramps. There is profuse sweating and dehydration can result. If the process continues, then the body temp can increase to 106f with vascular collapse. This is heat stroke which is a medical emergency which can be fatal if not aggressively treated with IV fluids and cooling of the body. ...Read more

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How do doctors care for someone suffering from heat stroke?

How do doctors care for someone suffering from heat stroke?

Heat stroke: Hydration (aggressive) and cooling--possibly even intravenous systemic cooling. Labs to look for tissue damage (multiple systems from muscular damage to renal/liver failure). ...Read more

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Does being tired increase chances of getting a heat stroke?

Probably: not....although it certainly doesn't help if you are being over heated by OVEREXERTION! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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How long should I wait to run again following a heat stroke?

Severity?: Depends on how severe it was. If borderline, at least 24 hours. If life threatening, i would wait 2 weeks. Somewhere in between for most people. ...Read more

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Is it possible to survive a heat stroke without medical care?

Is it possible to survive a heat stroke without medical care?

No: True heat stroke is a life-thratening event in which body temperature rises to abnormally high levels plus organ failure begins. Rescue requires rapid body temperature reduction, (intravenous) hydration, and sometimes specific medications. It is doubtful that this is survivable without care. Heat syncope is a milder condition. More easily resolved. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heat Stroke (Hyperthermia) (Definition)

A condition where your body temperature rises to 104-105 degrees (farenheit). Your body overheats as a result of exercising in very high temperatures. ...Read more