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When should you a call a doctor about heat exhaustion?

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Untreated heat exhaustion can progress to heat stroke. See a doctor that day if:

  • Symptoms get worse or last more than an hour
  • The person is nauseated or vomiting

From: Heat Exhaustion Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

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

Cleveland Clinic: "Heat Related Illnesses."

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

University of Rochester Medical Center: "Dehydration and Heat Stroke."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on February 04, 2018

SOURCES:

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

Cleveland Clinic: "Heat Related Illnesses."

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

University of Rochester Medical Center: "Dehydration and Heat Stroke."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on February 04, 2018

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