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Heat Stroke/Heat Exhaustion

Heat Stroke

Heat stroke can be life threatening! Signals can include a body temperature of 105 F or higher, dry hot flushed skin, rapid pulse, unconsciousness and lack of perspiration.

  • Get the victim out of the heat and into a cooler place.
  • Place the victim on his or her back.
  • Remove or loosen clothing.
  • Cool the victim. Fan and apply cloth-wrapped cold packs or wet towels.
  • Care for shock and call 911 if condition worsens. 

Heat Exhaustion

Signals include nearly normal body temperature, pale clammy cool skin, weakness, headache, nausea, dizziness, thirst and cramps.

  • Care as for heat stroke above.
  • If the victim is fully conscious and can tolerate it, give about 4 ounces of water to drink every 15 minutes. This should bring relief within half an hour.
 
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