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Help please? What is the difference between heat exhaustion and heat stroke?

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Dr. David Trettin
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In brief: 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...

In brief: 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...
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