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After Effects Of Heat Exhaustion
It sure can...: Depending on the severity of heat exhaustion, your health status, and how quickly you get intervention, the effect may last for several days. Mild exhaustion gets better fast with simply staying in cooler area and replace the fluid lost. Severe case may need hospital care/iv fluid and/or medications. Older folks with medical problems are more prone to heat exhaustion. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Heat stroke: Heat stroke is the medical term for the condition that follows and is more severe than heat exhaustion. Generally the temperature is 104 degrees or more in heat stroke. Untreated heat exhaustion may progress to heat stroke. Untreated heat stroke may progress to death. ...Read more
Stop activity.: At this point if you continue activity, you will pay. Stop, rest, drink water. Avoid electrolyte solutions with sugar. Douse yourself with cold water! Always get hydrated in adnance. Severe heat exhaustion could be a medical emergency. Iv hydration and cooling blankets may be necessary. ...Read more
Heat exhaustion: Check http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/heat-exhaustion/basics/definition/con-20033366 for info re heat-related syndromes, ranging from heat cramps (mild) to exhaustion (moderate) to stroke (severe). HE symptoms incl heavy sweating, faintness, dizziness & fatigue, weak rapid pulse, low blood pressure, cramps, nausea & headache. Being out of shape doesn't cause weak pulse, low BP headac ...Read more
Do I need to go to doctors if I've suffered from heat exhaustion or can it safely be treated from home?
Best To Be Evaluated:
While you can treat heat exhaustion on your own by cooling the patient and rehydrating them, it is best that they be seen by their doctor to rule out more serious issues. Heat illness can progress very rapidly, especially if they are not cooled properly or adequately hydrated.
If they are unable to hold down any liquids, complain of pain, esp. Headaches, dizziness, appear slow or not "with it". ...Read more
After suffering heat exhaustion, is it normal to not be able to hold any liquids down for 4 or more hours afterwards?
Could you tell me why I sweat like a sprinkler in 75 degrees fahrenheit and I suffer from heat exhaustion at 80 degrees?
Varies: There are a number of possibilities, a good medical check up would be a good place to start. Some basic blood tests, including checking your thyroid function, can go a long way in making the diagnosis. ...Read more
Recovering from heat exhaustion. Most symptoms gone except for slight headache, should I be concerned or is this typical?
That depends on-: -how long ago this happened. If more than a week, you should have recovered. Get in 2 C Ur PCP & go from there & get referrals if deemed necessary. ...Read more
When having heat exhaustion, am I ok as long as there is a LITTLE relief while trying to cool down? Or should there still be concern?
Be careful: Drink plenty of water before and after exercise in the heat, use cold towels on the neck to cool down, stop if you feel dizzy, faint or nauseous heat illness is very dangerous ...Read more
Dehydration caused: Heat exaustion is caused by water deprivation. The body cannot cool itself by perspiration. Drink plenty of water when it is hot and you are going to engage in strenuous activity. We all should drink at least two quarts per day not exercising or being in the heat. You will need more if excersing, especially in the heat. First axiom of exercising and hydration. Drink before you feel thirsty. ...Read more
Heat exhaustion can be treated by cooling the patient and rehydrating them, but it is best that they be seen by their doctor to rule out more serious issues. Heat illness can progress very rapidly.
If they are unable to hold down any liquids, complain of pain, esp. Headaches, dizziness, appear slow or not "with it", appear flushed, stopped sweating, high temp, etc, go to the er. ...Read more
Over-heated: Heat exhaustion can become serious if it's untreated. Symptoms include heavy sweating, rapid breathing, and a fast pulse. If not dealt with, and the patient cooled soon, it can lead to heat stroke, which can be fatal if not treated. ...Read more
Excessive heat: Heat exhaustion is one of the conditions along the spectrum of heat illness. It occurs when the body's core body temperature exceeds 98.6 degrees f, which presents in symptoms such as excessive sweating and fatigue. If left unchecked it can lead to heat stroke, which can be life threatening. ...Read more
Stay hydrated.: Drink plenty of water when it is hot and you are going to engage in strenuous activity. We all should drink at least two quarts per day not exercising or being in the heat. You will need more if excersing, especially in the heat. First axiom of exercising and hydration. Drink before you feel thirsty. Once deydrated, the GI tract cannot absorb water fast enough! ...Read more
Not normal: You shouldn't get heat exhaustion while you are sleeping anyway. Unless you are dehydrated and sleeping in an oven, this shouldn't be much of a concern. Drink some gatorade before bed and turn on a fan. You should be fine. ...Read more
Stop and cool: Stop the activity and move the person to a cool environment such as the shade or indoors. Use cool towels around the head. Rehydrate the person with water and electrolytes. If there is nausea and vomiting then call ems and transport the person to a hospital to get IV fluid rehydration. If the exhaustion progresses to stroke it is life threatening so if the person does not improve, then get help. ...Read more
Rest, fluid, cooling:
Typically occurs because of extrenuous activities, especially during hot weather, or just prolonged heat exposure. Older folks get this much easier/faster. In mild cases, resting, plenty of fluids, and keep cool will do fine. More severe case may need hospital care. If his tempt is high...103 or more and having symptoms. Dizziness/headaches/vomitting. Then er.
Consult your doc.
Good luck. ...Read more
My 2 year old son had heat exhaustion yesterday. Was treated. He's been inside all day. After nap he is 102.5. Doesn't appear sick. Wait it out?
Could occur: If you suffer full blown heat stroke, potential for a seizure, and other brain complications can occur. This may or may not require future protective medications, but if you have the tendency to have seizures triggered by difficult events or infections, you need protective meds. ...Read more
Temp of 104: Heatstroke is the 3rd stage of worsening heat-related conditions. As your body overheats, you first may develop heat cramps. If you don't cool down, you may progress to heat exhaustion, marked by heavy sweating, nausea, lightheadedness and feeling faint. Heatstroke occurs if body temperature continues to rise to 104. At this point, emergency treatment is needed. The skin is flushed red. ...Read more
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