Heatstroke: Emergency Symptoms - Topic Overview
Signs of rapidly progressing heatstroke include:
- Unconsciousness for longer than a few
- Convulsion (seizure).
- Signs of moderate to severe difficulty breathing.
- A rectal temperature over
104°F (40°C) after exposure to
a hot environment.
- Confusion, severe
restlessness, or anxiety.
- Fast heart rate.
- Sweating that may be heavy or may have stopped.
that may be red, hot, and dry, even in the armpits.
- Severe vomiting and diarrhea.
After calling 911or other emergency services, begin
emergency first aid treatment if emergency medical
personnel (such as paramedics) are not going to arrive soon.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
August 30, 2013
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