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What are some common treatments for a heat stroke?

What are some common treatments for a heat stroke?

Requires hospital: Heat stroke is characterized by a high core temperature and the bodies inability to release this heat. The person will be red and dry(unable to perspire). Cooling down the person's core with IV fluid, oral fluids(if still safely able to take by mouth), and cooling the body down, often with cooling blankets is key. If a hospital is not possible , do your best to cool the torso and get fluids in. ...Read more

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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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What are some symptoms of heat stroke?

What are some symptoms of heat stroke?

Symptoms: Throbbing headache dizziness and light-headedness lack of sweating despite the heat red, hot, and dry skin muscle weakness or cramps nausea and vomiting rapid heartbeat rapid, shallow breathing confusion, disorientation, or staggering seizures loss of consciousness. ...Read more

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What is Heat stroke a risk factor for?

What is Heat stroke a risk factor for?

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 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 are some symptoms of heat stroke?

Symptoms: Throbbing headache dizziness and light-headedness lack of sweating despite the heat red, hot, and dry skin muscle weakness or cramps nausea and vomiting rapid heartbeat rapid, shallow breathing confusion, disorientation, or staggering seizures loss of consciousness. ...Read more

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What is heat stroke caused by?

What is heat stroke caused by?

Heat Stroke: Heat stroke results from prolonged exposure to high temperatures -- usually in combination with dehydration -- which leads to failure of the body's temperature control system. The medical definition of heat stroke is a core body temperature greater than 105 degrees fahrenheit, with complications involving the central nervous system that occur after exposure to high temperatures. Call 911 if susp. ...Read more

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Is drinking milk a good way to treat a heat stroke?

NO!: Heat stroke is an emergency condition requiring aggressive medical therapy to lower the body temperature and restore proper hydration. Delay of treatment can have fatal results! ...Read more

Dr. James Chapman
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Heat Stroke (Hyperthermia) (Definition)

Heatstroke is a condition where your body temperature rises to 104-105 degrees (farenheit). Your body overheats as a result of exercising in very high temperatures. If left untreated, a heatstroke can cause serious damage to your brain, heart, and kidneys. ...Read more