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Heat emergencies

  • Alternative Names

    Heatstroke


    Symptoms

    The early symptoms of heat illness include:

    • Profuse sweating
    • Fatigue
    • Thirst
    • Muscle cramps

    Later symptoms of heat exhaustion include:

    • Headache
    • Dizziness and lightheadedness
    • Weakness
    • Nausea and vomiting
    • Cool, moist skin
    • Dark urine

    The symptoms of heatstroke include:

    • Fever (temperature above 104 °F)
    • Irrational behavior
    • Extreme confusion
    • Dry, hot, and red skin
    • Rapid, shallow breathing
    • Rapid, weak pulse
    • Seizures
    • Unconsciousness