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How can heat strokes be prevented?
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Dr. Maureen Mays
Clinical Lipidology
6 doctors agree
In brief: Stay cool!
When faced with a hot environment, take steps to stay cool: get out of direct sun, stay well hydrated (plenty of liquids that don't have sugar or caffeine), avoid hot areas (blacktop get warmer than a lawn).
A fan or mist may be helpful in areas that are not too humid. Finally, avoid heavy exercise if possible when it is very hot.

In brief: Stay cool!
When faced with a hot environment, take steps to stay cool: get out of direct sun, stay well hydrated (plenty of liquids that don't have sugar or caffeine), avoid hot areas (blacktop get warmer than a lawn).
A fan or mist may be helpful in areas that are not too humid. Finally, avoid heavy exercise if possible when it is very hot.
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David Miller
Remember that "Heat Stroke" isn't a stroke (i.e. not a brain bleed or ischemic event in the brain). It is simply a heat-related emergency. The name comes from the fact that you can sometimes have neurological symptoms that can mimic a stroke.
David Miller
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Stay cool, hydrated
When you get too hot, the first thing that happens is heat exhaustion.
Very sweaty, pale face, etc with a normal body temp. If not taken care of, especially if you get dehydrated, this can progress to heat stroke. Dry (as in no sweat), red face, and an elevated body temperature. Emergency! must cool off and rehydrate immediately! wear protective clothing.

In brief: Stay cool, hydrated
When you get too hot, the first thing that happens is heat exhaustion.
Very sweaty, pale face, etc with a normal body temp. If not taken care of, especially if you get dehydrated, this can progress to heat stroke. Dry (as in no sweat), red face, and an elevated body temperature. Emergency! must cool off and rehydrate immediately! wear protective clothing.
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Dr. Stephen Pool
Emergency Medicine
In brief: Heat Stroke!
Heat stroke is the most serious form of heat injury and is considered a medical emergency.
If you suspect that someone has heat stroke -- also known as sunstroke -- call an ambulance immediately and give first aid until paramedics arrive. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/heat-stroke-symptoms-and-treatment#1

In brief: Heat Stroke!
Heat stroke is the most serious form of heat injury and is considered a medical emergency.
If you suspect that someone has heat stroke -- also known as sunstroke -- call an ambulance immediately and give first aid until paramedics arrive. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/heat-stroke-symptoms-and-treatment#1
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