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What are symptoms of heat stroke that needs immediate medical attention?

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  • Body temperature above 103° F
  • Rapid pulse
  • Reduced sweating
  • Disorientation
  • Unconsciousness
  • Seizures
  • Warm, red, dry skin

From: Heat Stroke Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "Heat Related Illnesses."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Heat Injury and Heat Exhaustion."

CDC: "Extreme Heat: A Prevention Guide to Promote Your Personal Health and Safety."

Waters, T. , August 2001. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on January 17, 2018

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "Heat Related Illnesses."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Heat Injury and Heat Exhaustion."

CDC: "Extreme Heat: A Prevention Guide to Promote Your Personal Health and Safety."

Waters, T. , August 2001. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on January 17, 2018

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