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Heat-Related Illnesses - Preparing For Your Appointment

To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.

You can help your doctor diagnose and treat your condition by being prepared to answer the following questions:

  • What are your main symptoms?
  • How long have you had your symptoms? How severe are they?
  • Have you had this problem before? If so, do you know what caused the problem at that time? How was it treated?
  • What activity were you doing in a hot environment?
  • Do you know what the temperature, humidity level, or heat index was when you started to have symptoms?
  • What home treatment measures have you tried? Did they help?
  • What prescription and nonprescription medicines do you take?
  • Do you have any health risks?

    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: August 30, 2013
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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