Sun Strokes

Heat stroke is the most serious form of heat injury. It is a type of severe heat illness that results in a body temperature greater than 40.0 °C (104.0 °F) and confusion. Other symptoms include red, dry or damp skin, headache, and dizziness. Heat stroke occurs because of high external temperatures or physical exertion.

Symptoms

The hallmark symptom of heat stroke is a core body temperature above 104 degrees Fahrenheit. But fainting may be the first sign.

Headache

Throbbing headache.

Dizziness and lightheadedness.

Increased sweating

Lack of sweating despite the heat.

Red spot - Skin Rash

Red, hot, and dry skin

Muscle weakness or cramps

Vomiting

Nausea and vomiting

Rapid heartbeat

Preventing Heat Stroke:

  • Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing, and a wide-brimmed hat.
  • Use a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or more.
  • Drink extra fluids to prevent dehydration
  • Reschedule or cancel outdoor activity. If possible, shift your time outdoors to the coolest times of the day, either early morning or after sunset.