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Signs of Heat Stroke Symptoms of heat stroke can sometimes mimic those of heart attack or other conditions. Sometimes a person experiences symptoms of heat exhaustion before progressing to heat strokes. Signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion include:

  • Nausea,
  • Vomiting,
  • Fatigue,
  • Weakness,
  • Headache,
  • Muscle cramps & aches,
  • Dizziness.
However, some individuals can develop symptoms of heat stroke suddenly and rapidly without warning. Different people may have different symptoms and signs of heatstroke. Common symptoms and signs of heat stroke include:
  • High body temperature,
  • The absence of sweating, with hot red or flushed dry skin,
  • Rapid pulse,
  • Difficulty breathing,
  • Strange behavior,
  • Hallucinations,
  • Confusion,
  • Agitation,
  • Disorientation,
  • Seizure,
  • Coma.
What to do if you suspect a heat stroke
  • Move the person out of the sun and into a shady or air-conditioned space.
  • Call 911 or emergency medical help.
  • Cool the person by covering him or her with damp sheets or by spraying with cool water.
  • Direct air onto the person with a fan or newspaper.
  • Have the person drink cool water or other nonalcoholic beverage without caffeine, if he or she is able.
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