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What are signs of sunstroke?

What are signs of  sunstroke?

Many signs: There are a large variety of symptoms present with the onset of sunstroke. In the early stages, the skin will become both hot and dry. Sweating usually stops, and breathing becomes rapid enough to bring on hyperventilation.

The body’s temperature, along with the pulse, will begin to rise rapidly. Other symptoms include muscle cramps and headaches. There may also be some mental or verbal confusion. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Heat Stroke (Hyperthermia) (Definition)

A condition where your body temperature rises to 104-105 degrees (farenheit). Your body overheats as a result of exercising in very high temperatures. ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of sunstroke?

Overheating: Sunstroke occurs when you get dehydrated and run out of sweat, so that your body's thermostat can no longer keep your body cool. Your body relies on water evaporation to stay cool. As long as you drink plenty of water while you're outside, you're not going to get sunstroke. If you suddenly stop sweating, it's time to get in the shade and drink lots of fluids! ...Read more

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What are first signs of a sunstroke?

What are first signs of a sunstroke?

Heat stroke: Heat stroke can present with high temperature (104f), inability to sweat, flushing, strange behavior, high heart rate, abnormal breathing, seizures, and even coma or death. It may or may not follow heat exhaustion characterized by nausea, vomiting, malaise, dizziness, cramping. Heat stroke is a medical emergency. Hydration and avoiding exertion in hot temperatures may prevent it. ...Read more

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What are the first signs of a sunstroke?

What are the first signs of a sunstroke?

Stopped sweating: Sunstroke occurs when you get dehydrated and run out of sweat, so that your body's thermostat can no longer keep your body cool. Your body relies on water evaporation to stay cool. The first sign is sudden cessation of sweating; that means it's time to get in the shade immediately and drink lots of fluids! ...Read more

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How hot does have to be to get sunstroke?

Depends.: Sunstroke occurs when you get dehydrated and run out of sweat, so that your body's thermostat can no longer keep your body cool. Your body relies on water evaporation to stay cool. It's possible to get sunstroke on any reasonably warm day if you don't drink enough water to stay hydrated. The risk increases the hotter it gets, however. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of sunstroke?

What are the common symptoms of sunstroke?

Overheating: Sunstroke occurs when you get dehydrated and run out of sweat, so that your body's thermostat can no longer keep your body cool. Your body relies on water evaporation to stay cool. As long as you drink plenty of water while you're outside, you're not going to get sunstroke. If you suddenly stop sweating, it's time to get in the shade and drink lots of fluids! ...Read more

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How hot does it have to be to get sunstroke?

Doesn't matter: Sunstroke occurs when you get dehydrated and run out of sweat, so that your body's thermostat can no longer keep your body cool. Your body relies on water evaporation to stay cool. It's possible to get sunstroke on any reasonably warm day if you don't drink enough water to stay hydrated. The risk increases the hotter it gets, however. ...Read more

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What happens to someone when they have sunstroke?

Potentially serious: Sunstroke occurs when you get dehydrated and run out of sweat, so that your body's thermostat can no longer keep your body cool. Your body relies on water evaporation to stay cool. It's possible to get sunstroke on any reasonably warm day if you don't drink enough water to stay hydrated. The risk increases the hotter it gets, however. ...Read more

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What happens to someone when they have a sunstroke?

What happens to someone when they have a sunstroke?

Increased temperatur: Sunstroke occurs when you get dehydrated and run out of sweat, so that your body's thermostat can no longer keep your body cool. Your body relies on water evaporation to stay cool. When you run out of sweat your body temperature can increase dangerously. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Sunstroke?

What is the definition or description of: Sunstroke?

Sunstroke: Sunstroke = sometimes fatal condition caused by excessive exposure to sun or heat. It can cause ^'ed body temperature, seizures and coma. ...Read more

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Can you get sunstroke the day after being in the sun?

No.: Sunstroke occurs when you get dehydrated and run out of sweat, so that your body's thermostat can no longer keep your body cool. Your body relies on water evaporation to stay cool. It only occurs at the time you run out of sweat, not the day after. ...Read more

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What are some of the best home remedies for sunstroke?

True sunstroke is…: …not a condition to be treated at home; it requires immediate medical attention to lower the body's core temperature so the brain is not permanently damaged. Lesser sun-related illnesses can be treated with cooling, fluids, salt/electrolytes, staying in cool environment. Check with doc as to whether any meds may put you at risk for heat-related problems. ...Read more

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Can you get sunstroke the day after being in the sun for ages?

Can you get sunstroke the day after being in the sun for ages?

Sure.: Sunstroke occurs when you get dehydrated and run out of sweat, so that your body's thermostat can no longer keep your body cool. Your body relies on water evaporation to stay cool. You can get sunstroke anytime you fail to drink enough fluids to replace what you sweat out, regardless of what you did the day before. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get sunstroke after you have spent a long time in the sun?

Yes: Yes. That's typically the reason you'd get sunstroke, excess exposure to heat/sun. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for sunstroke?

Shade/hydration: Sunstroke occurs when you get dehydrated and run out of sweat, so that your body's thermostat can no longer keep your body cool. Your body relies on water evaporation to stay cool. As long as you drink plenty of water while you're outside, you're not going to get sunstroke. Treatment is getting into the shade immediately and drinking lots of fluids. ...Read more

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How is sunstroke defined, according to doctors?

Dehydration: Sunstroke occurs when you get dehydrated and run out of sweat, so that your body's thermostat can no longer keep your body cool. Your body relies on water evaporation to stay cool. ...Read more

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Can sunstroke cause a coma?

Can sunstroke cause a coma?

Yes.: Sunstroke, as a result of dehydration, can elevate the body's core temperature to over 105 degrees. This can shut down the body's cooling mechanism and cause the patient to fall into a coma. ...Read more

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Does sunstroke cause you to puke?

Does sunstroke cause you to puke?

It can: People react differently but the loss of fluid and electrolytes can definitely cause you to throw up ...Read more

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Will skin damaged due to sunstroke?

Will  skin damaged due to sunstroke?

Related to skin temp: Sun stroke is the lack of blood supply to the brain to stay alert and conscious in heat. The treatment includes fluids (either oral drinks or intravenous fluids), salt pills or salty foods, and ice to lower the body temperature as well as moving the patient to cooler environment out of the heat. The skin damage would occur if the patient had lain in the sun unconscious after the heat stroke. ...Read more

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Some help on how to prevent sunstroke?

Some help on how to prevent sunstroke?

Limit Exposure: Heat illnesses occurs from one thing. Excess heat! so the hotter it is the more you should limit your exposure. Hydration is crucial. Drink cool fluids (non-alcoholic and caffeine free). Wear wide-brim hats, use a sun-shade or umbrella that gives you some uv protection. Take breaks in shaded or air conditioned areas. And limit strenuous physical activity. ...Read more

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They hurt, is that a symptom of sunburn, or is it something else like sunstroke?

They hurt, is that a symptom of sunburn, or is it something else like sunstroke?

What hurts?: Not quite sure what is hurting from your question. However, if you are saying your skin hurts and you think you have a sunburn then, yes, this is certainly a symptom of sunburn. Sunstroke is a much more severe, life-threatening condition. In this condition your body has basically lost it's ability to regulate temperature. Convulsions, coma and death can all be an end result of sunstroke. ...Read more

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Will dove help me to get back my old fair skin which is damaged due to sunstroke?

No.: If by "sunstroke" you mean "sunburn", and if by "dove" you mean their soap (they also make lotions and such), soap will help you keep the sunburn clean while it heals; but it will not reverse any longterm damage you may have done. To prevent any further damage to your skin, please understand the lesson mr. Sun is trying to teach you; enjoy his light and warmth, but respect his power. ...Read more

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How to prevent heat 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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How can I get treatment for sunstroke?

Hospital: If sunstroke occurs, a doctor or medical help should be sought immediately. Blood pressure and body temperature tests will be taken in order to diagnose the condition. Urine and blood samples may also be taken.

Depending on the extremity of the condition, a stay in the hospital may be required. Body temperature will need to be lowered as soon as possible. Fluids and salt will need to be replaced, . ...Read more

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How can you prevent heat and sunstroke?

Stay hydrated: Sunstroke occurs when you get dehydrated and run out of sweat, so that your body's thermostat can no longer keep your body cool. Your body relies on water evaporation to stay cool. As long as you drink plenty of water while you're outside, you're not going to get sunstroke. If you suddenly stop sweating, it's time to get in the shade and drink lots of fluids! ...Read more

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To bright red and i'm getting hot flashes. Is it sunstroke?

Red & hot flashes: It is unclear with your symptoms what your clinical status is; are you in early menopause or do you have sunstroke. History is important ie. How long has this been going on, how old are you and how old was your mom when she went through menopause. If history doesn't help then testing gonadotropins (fsh & lh), and Estradiol will help sort out your status. ...Read more

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To bright red and i'm getting hot flushes. Is it sunstroke?

No.: Sunstroke occurs when you get dehydrated and run out of sweat, and you overheat because your body's thermostat can no longer keep your body cool. If it's your face that is bright red and flushing, you most likely have rosacea. A dermatologist can tell you for sure, and prescribe medications to control it. ...Read more

Dr. Bradford Patt
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Sunstroke (Definition)

Sunstroke = sometimes fatal condition caused by excessive exposure to sun or heat. It can cause ^'ed body ...Read more