What are signs of heat exhaustion?

Many. Fatigue, confusion, dizziness, darker colored urine from dehydration, profuse sweating, rapid heart beat, nausea, muscle cramps, headache & pale skin are common. Dehydration and salt depletion while in the heat is the cause.

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What are the signs of heat exhaustion in a 7wk old baby? Took my baby out in pram on a 30deg celsius dy. Is she going to be ok temp is 37 deg no fever

See Your Doctor Now. In general, illness in a very young infant can be difficult to recognize as their responses are mostly non-specific symptoms such as irritability/fussiness, poor feeding, lethargy. Additionally, duration of exposure, baby's symptoms and other important details are not given. A thorough evaluation is needed to ensure your baby has no adverse effects from excess heat exposure. See your doctor now. Read more...

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...

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...

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...
Can be. If your son is healthy, mild heat exhaustion will likely resolve with rest, keeping cool, and plenty of fluids. If it is more severe, i.e. Having vomitting/headaches/weakness etc....He may need hospital care. In really severe case, heatstroke may occur..Often body tempt rising to 106 or more...Resulting in neurologic dysfunctions. Consult with your doc for care... Good luck. Read more...

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...
1st phase heat strok. Heat exhaustion is the first phase of heat illness ending with heat stroke. When we exercise we generate heat that has to be lost though sweating (why hydration is important) and other mechanisms. As body temp starts to rise, fatigue, headache, confusion are symptoms of heat illness. Immediate rest and cooling are needed to prevent progression of heat illness at this stage. Read more...

I suffered from heat exhaustion last summer. What can I do this summer?

Stay hydrated. 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. Once deydrated, the GI tract cannot absorb water fast enough! Read more...

If you were to get heat exhaustion in the middle of the night, would you wake up?

Not normal. You shouldn't get heat exhaustion while you are sleeping anyway. Unless you are dehydrated and sleeping in an oven, this shouldn't be much of a concern. Drink some gatorade before bed and turn on a fan. You should be fine. Read more...