PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

When should you call 911 about heat exhaustion?

ANSWER

Call 911 about heat exhaustion if someone:

  • Has a very high, weak pulse rate and rapid shallow breathing, especially along with high or low blood pressure
  • Is unconscious, disoriented, or has a high body temperature
  • Has warm, dry skin, elevated or lowered blood pressure, and is hyperventilating

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

NEXT QUESTION:

What can be done to treat heat exhaustion?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.