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I feel really ill, stomach cramps, diarrhoea and very dry, could this be heat exhaustion?

I feel really ill, stomach cramps, diarrhoea and very dry, could this be heat exhaustion?

Diarrheaand dry: Stomach cramps, diarrhea and very dry, suggest you are dehydrated, you should go to the er or your doctor you need fluids, if you are not vomiting, you can take clear liquids containing electrolytes. But if the blood test shows electrolyte abnormalities you will need IV fluids to correct dehydration. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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Long bike ride in the heat. Immediately after had diarrhea, vomiting & nausea. Better 6 hours later after nap/Gatorade. Heat exhaustion or norovirus?

Long bike ride in the heat. Immediately after had diarrhea, vomiting & nausea. Better 6 hours later after nap/Gatorade. Heat exhaustion or norovirus?

Overheating: Almost certainly the exercise and heat. This is a bit like asking whether a sudden headache is from being clubbed on the head with a baseball bat or a brain tumor instead. Such a coincidence could occur but obviously is unlikely. Unless you have been definitely exposed to someone with viral gastroenteritis, it's probably not the problem. And norovirus wouldn't improve so fast with fluids and rest. ...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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What are the symptoms of Heat exhaustion?

What are the symptoms of Heat exhaustion?

The symptoms of Heat exhaustion include:: Dizziness, Fatigue, Confusion, Heat cramps, Heat stroke, Excessive sweating, Lightheadedness, Rapid heart beat, Nausea, Pale skin. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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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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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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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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?

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

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What is the definition or description of: heat exhaustion?

What is the definition or description of: heat exhaustion?

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

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Could have the effects of heat exhaustion the day after you were outside in 99 degree heat?

Could have the effects of heat exhaustion the day after you were outside in 99 degree heat?

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

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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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What's the first aid for heat exhaustion?

What's the first aid for heat exhaustion?

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

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My father has heat exhaustion. What should I tell him?

My father has heat exhaustion. What should I tell him?

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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

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After suffering heat exhaustion, is it normal to not be able to hold any liquids down for 4 or more hours afterwards?

Yes: That is why often people that suffer from heat exhaustion have to receive fluid through an iv. With dehydration your organs can partially shut down and fluids are not tolerated but in small amounts. ...Read more

Dr. Rita Corona
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Exhaustion (Definition)

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more