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What are signs of heat stroke?

Brett Snodgrass
Oncology Nursing Specialist

Signs of heat stroke include nausea, vomiting, decreased sweating, reddened face, increase heart rate, decreased blood pressure, temperature greater than 104 degrees, mental status change, lethargy, fatigue and confusion. If not treated, it can quickly lead to seizures, organ failure and death.

Signs of heat stroke include extremely high body temperature, red skin that can be either dry or moist; changes in consciousness; rapid, weak pulse; rapid, shallow breathing; confusion; vomiting; and seizures.

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