Heat stroke: The symptoms

The symptoms of heat stroke are manifest at the physical level, but also at the level of the behavior.

A person who suffers a heat stroke can feel some kind of discomfort and may have trouble walking straight (it is staggering). Confusion and agitation are also typical symptoms of heat stroke. From the onset of these first symptoms, we must act. The person should put in a cool, quiet place, and drink.

The symptoms of heat stroke are manifested even in the skin, and this all over the body: the skin is very dry and warm and adopts an extremely red color up to blue-red.
On the other hand, in case of exhaustion due to heat, the skin becomes pale, fresh and moist.

Here is a summary of the main symptoms of heat stroke:

  • Headache
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Strong feeling of thirst
  • Dizziness
  • Disorders or loss of consciousness
  • Redness of the skin, hot and dry skin (face and body)
  • Fever up to 40 ° C
  • Accelerated pulse
  • Decreased blood pressure

Read also :
> Sunstroke: a medical emergency to be taken seriously
> Protecting children from the sun
> Excessive underarm sweating

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