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Overheating (Overview)

Allowing your body temperature to rise above 101 degrees F during pregnancy may increase the risk of a development abnormality in a developing baby. The risk is greatest during the first trimester. Adults who are not pregnant develop heat emergencies only when their body temperatures rise above 104 degrees F.


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What to do if I have a bad overheating: any advice?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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20 years in practice
532M people helped
What to do if I have a bad overheating: any advice?

More specifics: Please re-ask and be more specific about what you would like to know. For an in-depth discussion consider discussing with your medical provider or asking a provider on Healthtap Prime or Conceirge. ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Overheating (Overview)

Allowing your body temperature to rise above 101 degrees F during pregnancy may increase the risk of a development abnormality in a developing baby. The risk is greatest during the first trimester. Adults who are not pregnant develop heat emergencies only when their body temperatures rise above 104 degrees F.


Dr. Nela Cordero
Board Certified, Pediatrics
49 years in practice
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How do I cover my child from the sun without overheating him?

Dr. Nela Cordero
Board Certified, Pediatrics
49 years in practice
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How do I cover my child from the sun without overheating him?

SUNBURN: You can use lotions to prevent sunburn, give plenty of fluids, use umbrella with intense sun , or wait to cool off before going out. ...Read more

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Dr. Nela Cordero
Board Certified, Pediatrics
49 years in practice
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What causes waking and overheating at night?

Dr. Nela Cordero
Board Certified, Pediatrics
49 years in practice
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What causes waking and overheating at night?

SWEATING PROFUSELY: While sleeping your metabolism is at work and your sympathetic nervous system prevails over the parasympathetic ns. These are the signs of over stimulation of the ns. You will learn this in physiology class. ...Read more

Dr. Nela Cordero
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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How can I stop overheating so easily? I always feel hot.

Dr. Nela Cordero
Board Certified, Pediatrics
49 years in practice
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How can I stop overheating so easily?  I always feel hot.

ALWAYS HOT: Overheating can cause heatstroke. So stay in a cool place like air conditioned room, take a bath often, drink plenty of cold drinks and relax. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Awful overheating, what to do?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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Awful overheating, what to do?

Fever?: Not resolving? Get checked.

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
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Can you be chronically overheated?

Dr. Michael Sparacino
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
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Can you be chronically overheated?

Yes: There are some thyroid diseases that can cause chronic overheating. ...Read more

Dr. Nestor Del rosario
Board Certified, Addiction Medicine
29 years in practice
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What can be causes of my body overheating so quickly?

Dr. Nestor Del rosario
Board Certified, Addiction Medicine
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What can be causes of my body overheating so quickly?

Bad radiator: That was just a joke. Our sensation and tolerance to things like heat are all different. There are also things that can cause that. Our hormones like the thyroid can affect our tolerance to heat, for example. It is best to see your doctor to find out if anything is wrong. ...Read more

Dr. William Nall
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
10 years in practice
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How long do symptoms of overheating last?

Dr. William Nall
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
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Overheating: Depends on how long you were overheated and how quickly you received treatment for it. No hard and fast answer. If you're still having symptoms the next day i would get checked out. ...Read more

Dr. Nela Cordero
Board Certified, Pediatrics
49 years in practice
8M people helped
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Menopause or overheated?

Dr. Nela Cordero
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Menopause or overheated?

MENOPAUSE?: Menopausal syndrome is the time when hot flashes, sweating, nervousness appear before the disappearance of menstruation. ...Read more

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Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
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Is it advisable for a person to have a really cold beverage if they are overheated from exercise or other physical exertion?

Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Board Certified, Holistic Medicine
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Is it advisable for a person to have a really cold beverage if they are overheated from exercise or other physical exertion?

No: When you are already overheated and then drink really cold beverage you will shut your stomach down and it might cause stomach cramps. I know you're not a horse, but if someone did that to a horse after it was racing, it would die. In chinese medicine, its not advised to drink iced drinks ever, because it damages your kidney energy. ...Read more

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Hyperthermia (Definition)

Hyperthermia is also known as Heat illness. Hyperthermia, also called heat stroke, is a clinical condition in which exposure to extreme heat results in elevated body temperature, confusion, loss ...Read more


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