Sun Strokes

Heat stroke or Sun Strokes 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. Sun stroke occurs because of high external temperatures or physical exertion.

Symptoms of Sun Stroke

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


Throbbing headache.

Dizziness and Light headedness

Dizziness and lightheadedness.

Increased sweating

Lack of sweating despite the heat.

Red spot - Skin Rash

Red, hot, and dry skin

Muscle weakness or cramps

Muscle weakness or cramps


Nausea and vomiting

Rapid heartbeat

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.