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What are the symptoms of heatstroke?

 Dr. Kathleen Handal, MD
Emergency Medicine
The following are the signs and symptoms of heatstroke:
  • Hot, dry skin
  • Red or spotted skin
  • Unable to drink
  • Shallow breathing
  • Extremely high body temperature
  • Mental confusion, strange behavior
  • Seizures
  • Loss of consciousness
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