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Heatstroke: Emergency Symptoms - Topic Overview

Signs of rapidly progressing heatstroke include:

After calling 911or other emergency services, begin emergency first aid treatment if emergency medical personnel (such as paramedics) are not going to arrive soon.

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Dehydration and Heat Illness in Children

Children are more prone to dehydration and heat illness than adults because they have more body surface area per pound of weight. Young athletes, practicing hard in summer heat, are at particular risk. Learn to recognize the early warning signs of heat stress. Your knowledge could save a child's life.

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Last Updated: September 01, 2011
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