Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke
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Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke

Heat exhaustion occurs when our body cannot sweat enough to cool us off. Its symptoms
include fatigue, weakness, headache, dizziness, or nausea, cool, moist, pale or flushed skin.
Severe heat exhaustion can lead to heat stroke. Heat stroke happens when we stop sweating
and our body temperature continues to rise. The symptoms of heat stroke include confusion,
delirium, or even unconsciousness. The skin is red, hot and dry.

Home Treatment

  • Consult with your medical doctor for immediate treatment.
  • Get lots of cool water, a little at a time.
  • Get to a cool spot.
  • Lie down if nausea or dizziness occurs.
  • Apply cool water to the body, fan the body.
  • Apply ice packs if needed, if body temperature is high.
  • Cool shower, bath, or sponge bath


  • Precaution is needed if you are taking diuretics.
  • Drink at least 8-10 glasses of water per day.
  • Drink water if you are thirsty.
  • Avoid strenuous physical activity outdoors during noon time.
  • Stay indoor.
  • Wear light-colored clothing to reflect the sunlight.
  • Rest, if tired.

For details, please, discuss with your medical doctor.