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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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Exhaustion (Definition)

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


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

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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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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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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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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What are the symptoms of heat exhaustion in an elderly person?

What are the symptoms of heat exhaustion in an elderly person?

Heat related illness: They can range from mild symptoms such as fatigue and lightheadedness to heat cramps. More serious is heat stroke which can be fatal. It is characterized by a fever of 105 degrees, convulsions, stupor, stroke like symptoms. ...Read more

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Is heat exhaustion when you don't have enough sweat to cool you?

Is heat exhaustion when you don't have enough sweat to cool you?

Basically yes.: Heat exhaustion occurs when a person exercises or works in a hot environment and sweating cannot dissipate the heat generated within the body. Often dehydration occurs because the person hasn't replaced the water lost by sweating. ...Read more

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How can you  differentiate heat exhaustion from just being out of shape in the heat?

How can you  differentiate heat exhaustion from just being out of shape in the heat?

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

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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