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Heat exhaustion vs stroke? Which has blotchy skin?

Heat exhaustion vs stroke? Which has blotchy skin?

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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Exhaustion (Definition)

Exhaustion = depletion of energy which can occur ...Read more


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Heat exhaustion vs sun stroke. Which is worse?

Heat exhaustion vs sun stroke. Which is worse?

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

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What are the symptoms of heat exhaustion vs heat stroke?

What are the symptoms of heat exhaustion vs heat stroke?

Heat stroke: In the latter the heat regulation system is not working and the tempuature shoots up to 105 degrees or higher. Severe neurological symptoms accompany heat stroke and it is a medical emergency. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the difference between heat exhaustion and heat stroke?

Help please? What is the difference between heat exhaustion and heat stroke?

Heat stroke is a. ..: Medical emergency characterized by a core body temp.> 105 degrees. If u suspect someone of having heat stroke call 911. Try to move the person to an air- conditioned area or at least the shade. Ice packs or cooling in cold / water is best while waiting for help. A person suffering from heat stroke may be unconscious and is @ risk for brain injury and organ failure... ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between heat stroke and heat exhaustion?

I want to know what is the difference between heat stroke and heat exhaustion?

Exhaustion - stroke: What is the difference between heat stroke and heat exhaustion they are on the same track. This often occurs when one starts out behind in their overall body fluid balance. But it could occur if anyone at any time with the right circumstances.

Generally one has spent time in the hot sun or in a very hot environment while not keeping up with their water intake. Many times already starting out partially dehydrated. What happens next is a continuum of symptoms.

It might start with fatigue, headache, weakness, dizziness, or even fainting. Other symptoms could include nausea and vomiting infusion, excessive thirst, muscle cramping and aching, a slow or weakening heartbeat. The patient may also become drenched in sweat.

If the above patient is untreated and the symptoms are unrecognized the progression of the symptoms would go from what's described above (heat exhaustion) to what is known as a heat stroke. So to simply put it a heat stroke would generally be a continuation and worsening of the symptoms described above.

By the time a person has a heat stroke they have often gone from profusely sweating to not sweating it all, from a slow and weak heart rate to a very rapid heart rate, from a normal temperature to a very elevated temperature such as 104 -106°F. The patient is generally going to be very confused as they can also be with heat exhaustion. The patient may also have what we refer to as delirium to go along with their confusion and many times though even have a seizure. This is clearly a medical emergency and no time should be wasted in getting that person to the emergency room. ...Read more

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What are the differences between the symptoms for heat stroke and heat exhaustion?

What are the differences between the symptoms for heat stroke and heat exhaustion?

One go to the other: What is the difference between heat stroke and heat exhaustion they are on the same track. This often occurs when one starts out behind in their overall body fluid balance. But it could occur if anyone at any time with the right circumstances.

Generally one has spent time in the hot sun or in a very hot environment while not keeping up with their water intake. Many times already starting out partially dehydrated. What happens next is a continuum of symptoms.

It might start with fatigue, headache, weakness, dizziness, or even fainting. Other symptoms could include nausea and vomiting infusion, excessive thirst, muscle cramping and aching, a slow or weakening heartbeat. The patient may also become drenched in sweat.

If the above patient is untreated and the symptoms are unrecognized the progression of the symptoms would go from what's described above (heat exhaustion) to what is known as a heat stroke. So to simply put it a heat stroke would generally be a continuation and worsening of the symptoms described above.

By the time a person has a heat stroke they have often gone from profusely sweating to not sweating it all, from a slow and weak heart rate to a very rapid heart rate, from a normal temperature to a very elevated temperature such as 104 -106°F. The patient is generally going to be very confused as they can also be with heat exhaustion. The patient may also have what we refer to as delirium to go along with their confusion and many times though even have a seizure. This is clearly a medical emergency and no time should be wasted in getting that person to the emergency room. ...Read more

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At What Temperature would you stop cooling down a person that has had heat stroke or heat exhaustion?

At What Temperature would you stop cooling down a person that has had heat stroke or heat exhaustion?

Normal body temp: The point of cooling the body in heat stroke is to bring CORE temperature back to about normal body temperature, which is 98.6 deg F plus or minus 2 degrees (or 35 to 37 deg C, approximately). You're never going to get it perfect, but the point is to try to get somewhere near "normal" & then allow the body to heal itself. Drink plenty of fluids & rest if you have heat exhaustion. TTYD or HT Prime. ...Read more

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Had heat exhaustion yesterday with some symptoms of heat stroke for two hours. Still not feeling well today...should I be concerned?

Yes: This is serious and can occur again with less extreme exposure. Keep cool, well-hydrated, rest. Consult your Dr about all the different things you must now learn well in order to prevent future problems. Do not do anything, without consulting your Dr, during the next 1 or 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Do I have heat exhaustion or stroke?

Do I have heat exhaustion or stroke?

Depends...: Depends on your symptoms and circumstances. If you have heat exhaustion go to the er. ...Read more

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How do doctors determine if it's heat stroke or heat exhaustion?

Severity: Heat stroke is a life threatening condition. Here is a link to an article you may find useful:

http://www. Emedicinehealth. Com/heat_exhaustion_and_heat_stroke/article_em. Htm. ...Read more

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How do I know I have heat exhaustion? And how do I prevent getting heat stroke?

How do I know I have heat exhaustion? And how do I prevent getting heat stroke?

Ask your doctor?: Some medications aggravate heat exposure. Avoid direct sun with exertion since you have a skin condition. See your doctor for breathing problems. Drink water prior to and during exercise. Stop and cool off if you feel weak, have chills, or get dizzy. ...Read more

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Does the coldness from ice cold water help decrease heat exhaustion or heat stroke risk?

Does the coldness from ice cold water help decrease heat exhaustion or heat stroke risk?

Yes: The treatment for heat exhaustion or its more serious next stage, heat stroke, is rapid cooling. Immersion in ice water is an effective treatment. ...Read more

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Is it possible for lisinopril to make you more susceptible to heat exhaustion or sun stroke?

Lisinopril: LIsinopril is a vasodilator drug. In heat exhaustion or sun stroke dehydration is often prominent along with hypotension. Lisinopril would make this worse and make it easier for it to happen. ...Read more

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How quickly could heat exhaustion progress for heat cramps to heat stroke?

How quickly could heat exhaustion progress for heat cramps to heat stroke?

Quickly: Heat exhaustion usually develops over the period of days when exposed high temperatures and dehydration. It can progress to heat stroke quite rapidly (minutes to hours). Heat stroke is an emergency and 911 should be called right away for urgent medical care. ...Read more

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Have had heat exhaustion symptoms for the past two days after spending 9+ hours outside. Have been drinking so much water pee is clear. Heat stroke?

Have had heat exhaustion symptoms for the past two days after spending 9+ hours outside. Have been drinking so much water pee is clear. Heat stroke?

Heat Stroke: Hi, I don't believe so as heat stroke is a real medical emergency with very disturbing symptoms including throbbing headache, Syncope, lightheadedness, nausea and vomiting, muscle cramp and weakness, palpitation, trouble breathing, seizure and finally losing consciousness among other symptoms.
Keep hydrating, avoid Alcohol and caffeinated drinks,
Feel better soon. ...Read more

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I was out working in the heat and felt pressure in chest and head. Body temp is 96.0. Just heat exhaustion?

I was out working in the heat and felt pressure in chest and head. Body temp is 96.0. Just heat exhaustion?

Usually heat -: -exhaustion or sun stroke is accompanied by fever. Body temp rises not drops. Best 2 rule out a cardiac problem. Talk 2 Ur PCP. It may B just that U R tired, but 2 B on the safe side call. ...Read more

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How can I avoid heat exhaustion?

How can I avoid heat exhaustion?

Water: Wear a hat, take frequent breaks and drink lots and lots of water. Rehydration with fluids is the key. ...Read more

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When you feel the heat exhaustion coming on, how to treat it?

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

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Could you tell me why I sweat like a sprinkler in 75 degrees fahrenheit and I suffer from heat exhaustion at 80 degrees?

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

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Is it heat exhaustion if you're getting bad headaches in the heat?

That's one reason: Quite likely but not the only possibility. High temperature itself can provoke migraine, post-traumatic headaches, hypertensive headaches. ...Read more

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How can you prevent heat exhaustion and sunstroke?

How can you prevent heat exhaustion and sunstroke?

Prevention: Keep well hydrated: water/sports drinks/juices; avoid alcohol & caffeinated drinks. Use air conditioning when heat & humidity are high (high heat index); if you don't have it, go to places that do (movie theatres/malls/shopping centers). Check with your doc as to which meds (if any) might predispose you to heat-related illness (due to interference with self-cooling mechanism). ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a seizure from heat exhaustion?

Is it possible to have a seizure from heat exhaustion?

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

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Does eating and drinking cold stuff actually help ward off heat exhaustion, or it merely feels better?

Hydration: Fluid--Hot or cold or room temperature, but good volume of fluids,
Rest, shade and get to a cool place ...Read more

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What are heat cramps, heat exhaustion or heat stress?

Stages of illness: These are names associated with "heat injury".
Cramps are painful tightening of muscles, usually the calves. Exhaustion may lead to fainting.Heat "stroke", the most dangerous of heat injuries, may lead to death if not treated rapidly with cooling and hydration.All are best treated with shade, cooling and fluids asap. ...Read more

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What is heat exhaustion and how do you treat it?

What is heat exhaustion and how do you treat it?

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

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What is heat exhaustion and how can you treat it?

Body Overheated: 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

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My son has heat exhaustion. Is that something serious?

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