Description: 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 911 immediately and give ...
Description: Heat stroke, also known as sun stroke, is a type of severe heat illness that results in a body temperature greater than 40.0 °C (104.0 °F) and confusion. Other symptoms include red skin, headache, and dizziness. There is generally a lack of sweating in classic heat stroke while sweating is generally present in exertional heatstroke. Onset can be sudden or gradual.
Description: Symptoms. Heatstroke signs and symptoms include: High body temperature. A core body temperature of 104 F (40 C) or higher, obtained with a rectal thermometer, is the main sign of heatstroke.
Description: Heat stroke is a life-threatening condition with symptoms of high body temperature, rapid pulse, difficulty breathing, confusion, and coma. An elevated body temperature (usually with a fever) causes heat stroke. First aid for heat stroke involves calling 911, getting the person to a shady cool area, giving them water only, and monitoring their temperature until emergency services arrive.
Description: Heat exhaustion can quickly lead to heat stroke, which is a serious medical condition that requires immediate medical help. Learn more about these illnesses.
Description: Heat exhaustion is not usually serious if you can cool down within 30 minutes. If it turns into heatstroke, it needs to be treated as an emergency. Check for signs of heat exhaustion. The signs of heat exhaustion include: a headache; dizziness and confusion; loss of appetite and feeling sick; excessive sweating and pale, clammy skin
Description: Heat stroke is an emergency condition where the body's core temperature is markedly elevated (depending on who provides the definition, about 104 F [40 C] or above in adults and 105 F or 40.5 C in children) after being exposed to high environmental temperatures combined with neurologic symptoms and loss of body thermal autoregulation (ability of the brain to control the body temperature).
Description: Heat stroke is a life-threatening injury requiring neurocritical care, and there have been at least 3332 deaths attributed to heat stroke from 2006 to 2010 in the USA . Regarding heat stroke, 28-day and 2-year mortality rates have been reported to be 58 and 71%, respectively .
Description: Without proper intervention, heat exhaustion can progress to heat stroke, which can damage the brain and other vital organs, and even cause death. Symptoms of Heat Exhaustion The most common signs ...
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